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Deborah K. van den Hoonaard

Qualitative Research in Action: A Canadian Primer
ISBN 13: 9780195439199

About the Book

Emphasizing dynamism and flexibility as the cornerstones of qualitative research, this comprehensive introduction prepares students to conduct their first qualitative studies. With a wide array of examples drawn from actual studies, the text brings the stages of research to life - from finding inspiration and developing questions to gathering, coding, and analyzing data and writing up results. The text also includes a brief history of field work as well as an explanation of the differences between qualitative and quantitative approaches to research. The final chapter, contributed by respected field researcher Will C. van den Hoonaard, explores important ethical considerations all qualitative researchers must face. With a unique Canadian focus and engaging writing style, Qualitative Research in Action is essential reading for all students entering this fascinating field.

Readership: Qualitative Research in Action is a core text for social research methods courses, generally taught in second-, third-, and fourth-year out of sociology departments at Canadian universities and colleges.

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