Qualitative Research Practice

A Guide for Social Science Students and Researchers

Author: Jane Ritchie,Jane Lewis,Professor of Social Policy Jane Lewis,Carol McNaughton Nicholls,Rachel Ormston

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446296202

Category: Reference

Page: 456

View: 8732

Why use qualitative methods? What kinds of questions can qualitative methods help you answer? How do you actually do rigorous and reflective qualitative research in the real world? Written by a team of leading researchers associated with NatCen Social Research (the National Centre for Social Research) this textbook leads students and researchers through the entire process of qualitative research from beginning to end - moving through design, sampling, data collection, analysis and reporting. In this fully revised second edition you will find: A practical account of how to carry out qualitative research which recognises a range of current approaches and applications A brand new chapter on ethics A brand new chapter on observational research Updated advice on using software when analysing your qualitative data New case studies which illustrate issues you may encounter and how problems have been tackled by other researchers. This book is an ideal guide for students, practitioners and researchers faced with the challenges of doing qualitative research in both applied and academic settings in messy real-life contexts.

Recording Oral History

A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Author: Valerie Raleigh Yow

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759106543

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 6112

In iRecording Oral History, Second Editioni, Valerie Raleigh Yow builds on the foundation of her classic text with a fully updated and substantially expanded new edition. One of the most widely used and highly regarded textbooks ever published in the field, Yows seminal work now includes illuminating new material on using the internet, an examination of the interactions between oral history and memory processes, and exploration into testimony analysis and the interpretation of meanings in different contexts. This exceptional new edition will interest researchers and students in a wide variety of disciplines including history, sociology, anthropology, education, psychology, social work and ethnographic methods.

Handbook of Research Methods

A Guide for Practitioners and Students in the Social Sciences

Author: Natalie L. Sproull

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

View: 1848

Designed for researchers, managers, and administrators who make research-based decisions, as well as students of the social sciences and business. The entire research process, from variables to final report, is covered step by step. Paper edition available 2002.

Community Profiling: A Practical Guide

Auditing social needs

Author: Hawtin, Murray,Percy-Smith, Janie

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335221645

Category: Medical

Page: 169

View: 6322

The new edition of this popular book has been substantially revised and provides a practical step-by-step guide to community profiling, invaluable for students and practitioners involved in community-based research. The book begins with consideration of what a community profile is, explores the different reasons why community profiles are undertaken and offers tips for planning research. It then looks at methods for collecting, storing and analysing data, and ways of involving the community, concluding with a chapter on ensuring your profile has impact. This book is fully updated throughout and includes: A new chapter on links between community profiling, policy development and practice A new chapter on selecting methods for data collection Bulleted key issues at the end of each chapter Case studies and boxed examples Further reading and a list of additional resources A new appendix for those who want to undertake more complex research A new glossary Community Profilingis essential reading for anyone engaged in community profiling, social auditing, needs assessment or community consultation. Community workers and community practitioners across a range of disciplines including regeneration, neighbourhood management, library services, housing, health, youth work and social care will find it especially useful. It is also a helpful resource for voluntary and community organisations and students required to undertake community-based research.

Qualitative Methods in Public Health

A Field Guide for Applied Research

Author: Priscilla R. Ulin,Elizabeth T. Robinson,Elizabeth E. Tolley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118429478

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 4161

Qualitative Methods in Public Health is a comprehensive resource that presents practical strategies and methods for using qualitative research and includes the basic logic and rationale for making qualitative research decisions. This important book outlines the complexities, advantages, and limitations of qualitative methods and offers information and step-by-step procedures for every phase of research3⁄4from theory to study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, writing, and dissemination. Written for faculty, students, and practitioners in public health research, promotion, and education Qualitative Methods in Public Health will help those with prior research experience expand their repertoire to include qualitative methods. The book also contains up-to-date illustrations from a wealth of topics such as reproductive choice, sexual risk and protection, gender relations, and other areas critical to understanding population, health, and disease. Qualitative Methods in Public Health includes Examples of mixed qualitative-quantitative research design Guidelines for discussions, sample budgets, and caveats for planning and implementing focus groups Sample agenda for training interviewers A summary of needed critical appraisal skills Tips on where to publish the results Sample brochure to share qualitative study findings with participating communities A comprehensive index

The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers

Author: Johnny Saldana

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473943582

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 940

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy Johnny Saldaña’s unique and invaluable manual demystifies the qualitative coding process with a comprehensive assessment of different coding types, examples and exercises. The ideal reference for students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, it is essential reading across the social sciences and neatly guides you through the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. Its wide array of strategies, from the more straightforward to the more complex, is skillfully explained and carefully exemplified providing a complete toolkit of codes and skills that can be applied to any research project. For each code Saldaña provides information about the method's origin, gives a detailed description of the method, demonstrates its practical applications, and sets out a clearly illustrated example with analytic follow-up. Now with a companion website, the book is supported by: SAGE journal articles showing coding being applied to real research Sample transcripts highlighting coding techniques Links to CAQDAS sites to introduce relevant software Practical student exercises Links to video and digital content This international bestseller is an extremely usable, robust manual and is a must-have resource for qualitative researchers at all levels. Click here for a listing of Johnny Saldaña's upcoming workshops. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Social Research Methods

The Essentials

Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473952751

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 9435

Nicholas Walliman is the supervisor in your students' pockets, making sure they understand all the essential methods for successfully carrying out a research project and negotiating the challenges and pitfalls. In this book, he: · Takes students step-by-step through the research process · Helps them formulate clear aims and objectives · Explains all the vocabulary to understand the A – Z of research methods · Ends each chapter with a reading guide for taking learning further with more resources to help get a deeper understanding of the issues discussed · Improves research reports with practical advice on presenting findings in great tables, graphs and diagrams · Opens his office door with reflective questions (and answers) · Delivers the confidence to get started and get finished! Social Research Methods: The Essentials is the perfect starting point and guide for your students' research project.

Data Collection and Analysis

Author: Roger Sapsford,Victor Jupp

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761943631

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

View: 484

In simple and non-technical terms, this text illustrates a wide range of techniques and approaches used in social research projects.

The Social Work Student's Research Handbook

Author: Dominique Moyse Steinberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317549538

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

View: 9075

This second edition of The Social Work Student's Research Handbook provides an essential guide for social work students beginning to participate in research. Practical and easy to use, this comprehensive handbook provides instant access to the nuts and bolts of social work research. Each chapter in this second edition has been updated to reflect the dynamic and changing nature of social work research, and three new topical chapters have been included that offer new food for thought on research context and ethics and on the role of evidence in professional practice. The book is intended as a resource to complement the dense and heavy research books available. This text provides the tools students need to fully engage with their research and is an essential reference aid for use alongside professional literature for selecting a problem for social work study with consideration of context and ethics; identifying a design type; developing or selecting an instrument; developing a sampling strategy; collecting and analyzing data; and organizing, writing, disseminating, and utilizing results in a politically sensitive way. The Social Work Student’s Research Handbook is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate social work students as well as practitioners new to the field as they apply what they’ve learned in research courses toward consuming research effectively, implementing original research projects, and ultimately, toward becoming an evidence-based practitioner.

Research & evaluation for busy students and practitioners 2e

A time-saving guide

Author: Kara, Helen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447338421

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 1297

Research doesn't exist in a bubble but co-exists with a multitude of other tasks and commitments, yet there is more need for people to save time than ever before. Brilliantly attuned to the demands placed on researchers, this book considers how students, academics and professionals alike can save time and stress without compromising the quality of their research or its outcomes. Including a new foreword by Patrick Sturgis, Director of UK National Centre for Research Methods, this second edition is fully revised. It provides a new chapter on methodologies covering a range of approaches, and a wealth of updated practical information. Each chapter concludes with annotated further readings and the volume is accompanied by a fully revised and updated companion website. This supportive book is designed for any student or practitioner who wants to know how to do research on top of their main job and still have a life.

Research Methods: The Basics

2nd edition

Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315528991

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 7856

Research Methods: The Basics is an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. This second edition provides an expanded resource suitable for students and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines including the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Structured in two parts – the first covering the nature of knowledge and the reasons for research, the second the specific methods used to carry out effective research and how to propose, plan, carry out and write up a research project – this book covers: • Reasons for doing a research project • Structuring and planning a research project • The ethical issues involved in research • Different types of data and how they are measured • Collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data in order to draw sound conclusions • Mixed methods and interdisciplinary research • Devising a research proposal and writing up the research • Motivation and quality of work. Complete with a glossary of key terms and guides to further reading, this book is an essential text for anyone coming to research for the first time.

The Psychology Research Handbook

A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong,James T. Austin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761930221

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

View: 2062

A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.

Research Practice for Cultural Studies

Ethnographic Methods and Lived Cultures

Author: Ann Gray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412932246

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 3537

'This is an Excellent textbook and a valuable addition to the growing field of 'how to' books providing advice and guidance for practitioners and students wishing to undertake fieldwork of an ethnographic nature.... this books deserves to be high on your reading list' - Active Learning in Higher Education `Gray's book tells us an important story, starting from the epistemological and methodological background of a number of key studies in the Birgmingham tradition, it explores how to make use of these research experiences and how to deploy "experience" as a tool for research' - Roberta Sassatelli, School of Economic and Social Studies, University of East Anglia How is culture `lived'? What are the best ways of investigating cultural life? This timely, assured and accessible book has three objectives. First, it seeks to give a critical selective account of the main ethnographic methods that have influenced cultural studies. Second, it offers practical guidance on the craft of research, from formulating a topic to presenting it in written form. Third, it provides help with key questions of evaluative criteria and values in the research process. This is one of the first cultural studies books to address the question of the research process in detail. Students who want to do empirical research will find the book to be an indispensable resource that will enable them to focus on the correct issues and ask the right questions for effective research. The book develops a set of research practices that are appropriate to a critical understanding of culture, power and everyday life. It will rapidly establish itself as the lecturer's stand-by and the student's friend for all issues relating to qualitative research in cultural studies.

Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care

Knowledge and Theory Second Edition

Author: Joyce Lishman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846426520

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 4964

This substantially revised, expanded and updated edition of the popular Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers is a comprehensive summary of the theory, knowledge, research and evidence relating to practice learning in social care. Focussing on knowledge-based practice with a focus on improving outcomes, the five sections of the book cover: * the reasons and circumstances in which people may become social work service users * a holistic consideration of assessment in general and specific contexts, including risk assessment and management * methods of intervention, including cognitive behavioural social work, task centred practice, advocacy, crisis intervention, family therapy and group care * the legal, policy, research and evidence context in which assessment and intervention occur, as well as interdisciplinary work and organisational aspects of social work practice * reflective practice, evaluation and evidence based practice as integral parts of social workers' engagement with the complex needs of individuals outside the existing parameters of policy or research findings. This key text is essential reading for students, practitioners and teachers in social work.

Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice

Author: Sally Holland

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849205213

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 6595

Student friendly, accessible and practical, this book covers all the core issues relating to the theory and practice of assessments in social work with children and their families

Research Methodology

A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

Author: Ranjit Kumar

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446244777

Category: Reference

Page: 440

View: 8084

Written specifically for students with no previous experience of research and research methodology, the Third Edition of Research Methodology breaks the process of designing and doing a research project into eight manageable steps and provides plenty of examples throughout to link theory to the practice of doing research. The book contains straightforward, practical guidance on: - Formulating a research question - Ethical considerations - Carrying out a literature review - Choosing a research design - Selecting a sample - Collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data - Writing a research report The third edition has been revised and updated to include extended coverage of qualitative research methods in addition to the existing comprehensive coverage of quantitative methods. There are also brand new learning features such as reflective questions throughout the text to help students consolidate their knowledge. The book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the social sciences embarking on qualitative or quantitative research projects.

Your Research Project

A Step-by-Step Guide for the First-Time Researcher

Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446200175

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 1379

In this new edition of Your Research Project, Nicholas S.R. Walliman has made this bestselling book even better with the addition of a number of new features whilst retaining all the benefits of the original. New features include: more elaboration on the differing needs of masters and PhD students; a new overview of the entire research chronology from start to finish; student checklists throughout; a new chapter on research ethics; new sections on critical reading skills and compiling literature reviews; examples from a wide range of disciplines and a student glossary.

The Action Research Dissertation

A Guide for Students and Faculty

Author: Kathryn Herr,Gary L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483358127

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 4500

The first edition of The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty was a first-of-its-kind reference, distilling the authors’ decades of action research experience into a handy guide for graduate students. The Second Edition continues to provide an accessible roadmap that honors the complexity of action research, while providing an overview of how action research is defined, its traditions and history, and the rationale for using it. Authors Kathryn Herr and Gary L. Anderson demonstrate that action research is not only appropriate for a dissertation, but also is a deeply rewarding experience for both the researcher and participants. This practical book demonstrates how action research dissertations are different from more traditional dissertations and prepares students and their committees for the unique dilemmas they may face, such as validity, positionality, design, write-up, ethics, and dissertation defense.

Research in Special Education

Author: Phillip D. Rumrill

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398086052

Category: Electronic books

Page: 279

View: 306

The goal of this second edition is to provide a comprehensive overview of the philosophical, ethical, methodological, and analytical fundamentals of social science and educational research, as well as specify aspects of special education research that distinguish it from scientific inquiry in other fields of education and human services. Foremost among these distinctions are the research beneficiaries: children with disabilities, their parents, and special educators; the availability of federal funds for research and demonstration projects that seek to improve educational outcomes for children with disabilities; and the historical, philosophical, and legislative bases for the profession of special education. This new edition represents a revision of over 40 percent of the text, with all chapters thoroughly updated with new developments in research topics, designs, and methods that have emerged over the past decade in the field of special education. Also presented is considerable text related to evidence-based practice and quality indicators for special education research in a design-specific context. In offering a broad-based examination of the role of scientific inquiry in contemporary special education, this new edition serves as a text and resource guide for graduate-level students, practitioners, and teachers in the fields of special education, disability studies, early intervention, school psychology, and child and family services. Further, the book aims to not only orient the student or practitioner to the fundamentals of research design, but also introduce him or her to the professional literature in this dynamic field.

Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work (second Edition)

Themes, Methods and Approaches

Author: Becker, Saul,Bryman, Alan,Harry Ferguson

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847428150

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 3366

This comprehensive text combines theoretical and applied discussions to provide a guide to research for social policy and social work.