Learning From Strangers: The Art and Method of Qualitative Interview Studies

Free Press - It draws on robert weiss's thirty years of experience in interviewing and teaching others how to do it. Against the eclectic background of his work in national sample surveys, Weiss walks the reader through the method of qualitative interview studies: sample selection, development of an interview guide, the conduct of the interview, studies based on semi-structured interviewing, analysis, and participant observation, and preparation of the data.

Used book in Good Condition. Learning from Strangers is the definitive work on qualitative research interviewing. The most effective interviews, says weiss, rely on creating cooperation -- an open and trusting alliance between interviewer and respondent, dedicated to specific and honest accounts of both internal and external events.

Learning From Strangers: The Art and Method of Qualitative Interview Studies - Weiss gives examples of successful and less successful interviews and offers specific techniques and guidelines for the practitioner.

Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Second Edition Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing

University of Chicago Press - This new edition reflects the extensive feedback the authors have received from students and instructors since the first edition was published in 1995. Shaw present a series of guidelines, and practical advice for creating useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, suggestions, demystifying a process that is often assumed to be intuitive and impossible to teach.

. Emerson, Rachel I. Using actual unfinished notes as examples, the authors illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. As a result, they have updated the race, and gender section, created new sections on coding programs and revising first drafts, class, and provided new examples of working notes.

Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Second Edition Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing - A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, to see colors and shapes like a painter, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet. An essential tool for budding social scientists, the second edition of Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes will be invaluable for a new generation of researchers entering the field.

University of Chicago Press. Fretz, and Linda L. In writing ethnographic Fieldnotes, Robert M. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies and show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but from learning to envision scenes as written.

Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences

Teachers College Press - Appropriate for individual and classroom use, the new edition has been expanded to include: In Chapter 2, clarification of important phenomenological assumptions that underlie the interviewing approach presented in the book. Chapter 9, “the ethics of doing good work, ” is a new chapter which discusses the interplay between ethical issues in interviewing and how interviewers carry out their work as researchers.

Praise for previous editions!“a comprehensive perspective of the nature of qualitative inquiry and the art of interviewing. Theory and research in Social Education“A good starting point for training new researchers. The journal of Higher Education University of Chicago Press. Now in its fourth edition, this popular book provides clear, step-by-step guidance for new and experienced interviewers to develop, shape, and reflect on interviewing as a qualitative research process.

Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences - In chapter 8, a new section on the pros and cons of Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software. Using concrete examples of interviewing techniques to illustrate the issues under discussion, this classic text helps readers understand the complexities of interviewing and its connections to broader issues of qualitative research.

In chapter 7, new sections on Long-Distance Interviewing and its implications for the relationship between interviewers and their participants. The text includes principles and methods that can be adapted to a range of interviewing approaches. Teachers College Press.

Analyzing Social Settings: A Guide to Qualitative Observation and Analysis

Wadsworth Publishing - Used book in Good Condition. First published in 1971, this book has become the field manual for any student doing social science fieldwork. Teachers College Press. This comprehensive guide takes a 'how-to' approach to qualitative data collection and analysis. University of Chicago Press. Drawing from a wealth of illustrative research examples and applications, focusing, the authors introduce techniques of collecting, and analyzing data in a step-by-step manner.

Tricks of the Trade: How to Think about Your Research While You're Doing It Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing

University of Chicago Press - Becker finds the common principles that lie behind good social science work, principles that apply to both quantitative and qualitative research. Teachers College Press. Written in the informal, accessible style for which Becker is known, this book will be an essential resource for students in a wide variety of fields.

Like writing for social Scientists, Tricks of the Trade will bring aid and comfort to generations of students. The tricks cover four broad areas of social science: the creation of the "imagery" to guide research; methods of "sampling" to generate maximum variety in the data; the development of "concepts" to organize findings; and the use of "logical" methods to explore systematically the implications of what is found.

Tricks of the Trade: How to Think about Your Research While You're Doing It Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing - . Assisted by becker's sage advice, students can make better sense of their research and simultaneously generate fresh ideas on where to look next for new data. Tricks of the trade will help students learn how to think about research projects. Becker's advice ranges from simple tricks such as changing an interview question from "Why?" to "How?" as a way of getting people to talk without asking for a justification to more technical tricks such as how to manipulate truth tables.

. Used book in Good Condition. Becker has extracted these tricks from a variety of fields such as art history, literature, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy; and his dazzling variety of references ranges from James Agee to Ludwig Wittgenstein.

The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers Third Edition

SAGE Publications Ltd - 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. 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.

Used book in Good Condition. Click here for a listing of Johnny Saldaña′s upcoming workshops. 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.

The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers Third Edition - 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.

University of Chicago Press. Sage Publications Ltd. The ideal reference for students, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, teachers, it is essential reading across the social sciences and neatly guides you through the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. Teachers College Press.

Constructing Grounded Theory Introducing Qualitative Methods series

SAGE Publications Ltd - Sage Publications Ltd. Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy Kathy Charmaz presents the definitive guide to doing grounded theory from a constructivist perspective. This expanded second edition: - explores how to effectively focus on data collection - demonstrates how to use data for theorizing - adds two new chapters that guide you through conducting and analysing interviews in grounded theory - adds a new chapter on symbolic interactionism and grounded theory - considers recent epistemological debates about the place of prior theory - discusses the legacy of Anselm Strauss for grounded theory.

Teachers College Press. This second edition of her groundbreaking text retains the accessibility and warmth of the first edition whilst introducing cutting edge examples and practical tips. University of Chicago Press. Used book in Good Condition. Sage Publications Ltd. This is a seminal title for anyone serious about understanding and doing grounded theory research.

Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences: Research in an Age of Info-glut

Harvard University Press - In this volume, operationalization, kristin luker guides novice researchers in: knowing the difference between an area of interest and a research topic; defining the relevant parts of a potentially infinite research literature; mastering sampling, and generalization; understanding which research methods best answer your questions; beating writer’s block.

Most important, non-academic interests, she shows how friendships, and even salsa dancing can make for a better researcher. You know about setting the kitchen timer and writing for only an hour, or only 15 minutes if you are feeling particularly anxious. Used book in Good Condition. I wrote a fairly large part of this book feeling exactly like that.

Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences: Research in an Age of Info-glut - Used book in Good Condition. Sage Publications Ltd. If i can write an entire book 15 minutes at a time, so can you. University of Chicago Press. But trust me. Teachers College Press. You might think that dancing doesn’t have a lot to do with social research, and doing social research is probably why you picked this book up in the first place.

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Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach Applied Social Research Methods

SAGE Publications, Inc - Sage Publications Ltd. Qualitative research design: an interactive Approach, Third Edition provides researchers and students with a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. Maxwell has for qualitative research after all these years. As a faculty mentor, i particularly see the value of this book for my students who are conducting qualitative dissertations.

Mary S. Caudle, texas a & m University University of Chicago Press. Enright, capella University"The text is incredibly engaging and practical. So many of the issues raised in the book are central to qualitative research, yet often not explicitly discussed in ′public′ venues. David carlone, the university of north Carolina at Greensboro"I particularly like the interactive focus and believe that helps students to more realistically engage qualitative research design.

Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach Applied Social Research Methods - It certainly lives up to its billing as a good guidebook, insights, and examples, exercises, and I appreciate the fact that the author really concentrates on useful content, and leaves extensive theory discussions to others. Sharon L. Written in an informal, jargon-free style, the book incorporates examples and hands-on exercises.

This book uses everyday language that will captivate students′ attention and embed practical knowledge to supplement the technical. Gaetane jean-marie, university of Oklahoma"The key strengths of the text are the passion and the enthusiasm that Dr.


Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Used book in Good Condition. Winner of the los angeles Times Book Prize and The C. Used book in Good Condition. Sage Publications Ltd. Sidewalk is an excellent supplementary text for a range of courses: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY: Shows how to make important links between micro and macro; how a research project works; how sociology can transform common sense.

Race and ethnic relations: Untangles race, class, and gender as they work together on the street. Urban studies: asks how public space is used and contested by men and women, blacks and whites, rich and poor, and how street life and political economy interact. Deviance: looks at labeling processes in treatment of the homeless; interrogates the "broken windows" theory of policing.

Law and society: Closely examines the connections between formal and informal systems of social control. Methods: shows how ethnography works; includes a detailed methodological appendix and an afterword by research subject Hakim Hasan. Cultural anthropology: sidewalk engages the rich terrain of recent developments regarding representation, writing, and authority; in the tradition of Elliot Liebow and Ulf Hannerz, it deals with age old problems of the social and cultural experience of inequality; this is a telling study of culture on the margins of American society.

Sidewalk - Cultural studies: breaking down disciplinary boundaries, Sidewalk shows how books and magazines are received and interpreted in discussions among working-class people on the sidewalk; it shows how cultural knowledge is deployed by vendors and scavengers to generate subsistence in public space. Sociology of culture: sidewalk demonstrates the connections between culture and human agency and innovation; it interrogates distinctions between legitimate subcultures and deviant collectivities; it illustrates conflicts over cultural diversity in public space; and, ultimately, it shows how conflicts over meaning are central to social life.

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The Practice of Research: How Social Scientists Answer Their Questions

Oxford University Press - Scott brown, miami University; and Glen H. Elder, Jr. University of north carolina* ziad munson, lehigh University* Mario Luis Small, University of ChicagoThe personal reflections written by authors of each excerpted paper were prepared specifically for this volume. Used book in Good Condition. University of Chicago Press.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Sage Publications Ltd. The practice of research presents a practical guide to doing research by excerpting well-known studies by some of the most distinguished social science researchers in the field today. Focusing on the experience of actually doing research, The Practice of Research illustrates methods in action.

The Practice of Research: How Social Scientists Answer Their Questions - This unique reader for research methods courses looks at how social scientists ask and answer questions. The excerpts represent nine methodological approaches and are accompanied by reflections where authors reveal how they resolved some of the challenges that face almost all research projects. Contributors include:* jessica brown, stanford University* Eszter Hargittai, University of Houston* Shelley Correll, Northwestern University* Michael T.

Oxford university Press USA. Winner of the los angeles Times Book Prize and The C. Wright Mills Award.