The Practice Of Qualitative Research

The Practice Of Qualitative Research

The Practice of Qualitative Research

Offering a step-by-step approach to collecting, analyzing, designing and interpreting qualitative research

This engaging, student-centered text presents invaluable insights into the practice of qualitative and mixed methods research. In this thoroughly updated edition, authors Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Patricia Leavy offer a mix of theoretical approaches for qualitative methods practice that ranges from the interpretive tradition to critical perspectives.

New to This Edition

  • New chapters on the case study approach and how to write up qualitative research
  • Enhanced coverage of ethics woven throughout each chapter
  • Exemplary research studies designed to engage students in hands-on research practice
  • Tips for guiding students through the research process
  • New sections on concept mapping, cross-cultural and international focus groups, computer-assisted technologies for analyzing qualitative and mixed methods data, and arts-based research projects
  • Ancillaries at, which provide students and instructors with ongoing up-to-date learning resources.

"The book is designed elegantly, and chapters contain several helpful features. [The chapters on data selection] offer useful how-to information while also providing a helpful overview, both of which will benefit you even if you do not plan to implement a particular method. Discussion questions allow for further reflection...

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