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An Introduction to Qualitative Research - download pdf or read online

By Uwe Flick

ISBN-10: 1847873235

ISBN-13: 9781847873231

"'The Fourth Edition of Uwe Flick's Introduction to Qualitative Research continues to be the main finished and thorough textual content in qualitative examine. it's student-and trouble-free, completely up to date by way of the newest advancements within the box, imminently sensible. it's the unmarried most vital introductory ebook on qualitative inquiry within the social sciences today' 
--Norman ok. Denzin, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The new version of Uwe Flick's bestselling textbook has been absolutely revised, extended and up to date. An advent to Qualitative Research guides students step by step during the qualitative research process.

This vintage textual content covers the entire major theoretical ways to qualitative examine, and offers unrivaled insurance of the entire variety of other qualitative equipment and methods now to be had to researchers.

A variety of latest good points were further to the recent variation including:

• New constitution to raised meet the wishes of educating qualitative learn
• a brand new bankruptcy on Grounded concept plus up to date assurance at the complete diversity of alternative qualitative methods
• A precis part discussing the cutting-edge in qualitative learn
• A word list
• up to date circumstances stories, routines and guided questions

This new version will proceed to make sure that An advent to Qualitative Research continues to be a necessary introductory textual content for all scholars of qualitative learn.

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Specific interests brought to the reading in each case play a central part. In this context, the evaluation of research and findings becomes a central topic in methodological discussions. This is connected with the question of whether traditional criteria are still valid and, if not, which other standards should be applied for assessing qualitative research. T h e situation in the 1990s is seen by Denzin and Lincoln as the fifth moment: narratives have replaced theories, or theories are read as narratives.

362, who ends her article with this quotation). At the end of the 1970s, a broader and more original discussion began in Germany, which no longer relied exclusively on the translation of American literature. This discussion deals with interviews, how to apply and how to analyze them, and with methodological questions that have stimulated extensive research (see Flick, Kardorff, and Steinke 2004a for a recent overview). The main question for this period was whether these developments should be seen as a fashion, a trend, or a new beginning.

In the middle of the 1980s, problems of validity and the generalizability of findings obtained with qualitative methods attracted broader attention. Related questions of presentation and the transparency of results have been discussed. T h e quantity and, above all, the unstructured nature of the data require the use of computers in qualitative research too (Fielding and Lee 1991; Gibbs 2007; Kelle 1995, 2004; Richards and Richards 1998;Weitzman and Miles 1995). Finally, the first textbooks or introductions have been published on the background of the discussions in the German-speaking area.

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