This book introduces the novice researcher to more than just methods and techniques in qualitative research. It accompanies the researcher on a journey that includes ways to look for topics, to position an investigation in a theoretical frame, to practise writing as a process of conducting an inquiry, and to develop a sense of self as social researcher. The book encourages the reader to develop competence through reading and doing.
Chapter 1: Why conduct a qualitative inquiry?
Chapter 2: Theoretical frameworks, conceptual frameworks and literature reviews
Chapter 3: Methods and methodologies: types or genres of design
Chapter 4: Capturing data by interviewing
Chapter 5: Capturing data through observation and in artefacts and documents
Chapter 6: Making meaning of data: analysis and interpretation
Chapter 7: Designing for optimal interpretation and validity
List of appendices
A Interview questions
B Qualitative, quantitative and discourse approaches to an inquiry
C Transcriptions for conversation analysis
D Notes for transcription
E Kvale's seven hermeneutical steps
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