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Qualitative Research Methods 4th Edition provides an accessible, practical guide to conducting and analysing qualitative research. This multidisciplinary text uses relevant and engaging examples to explain methodological issues, and shows how to use established, innovative and complex methods of research effectively.New to this edition:New chapter: Conducting Cross-cultural Research QualitativelyMore criminology examples throughout the bookUpdated examples. This title will also be available as an e-book in November 2012.
Pranee Liamputtong holds a position of Personal Chair in Public Health at the School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne. She has previously taught in the School of Sociology and Anthropology and worked as a public health research fellow at the Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University.
Table of Contents
PART 1 BACKGROUND TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH 1 Methodological Frameworks and Sampling in Qualitative Research 2 Rigour and Ethics in Qualitative Research PART 2 TYPES OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 3 The In-depth Interviewing Method 4 Focus Groups 5 Unobtrusive Methods 6 Narrative Enquiry Methodology: Life and Oral History, Life Story and Biographical Research 7 Memory-work 8 Ethnography 9 Participatory Action Research 10 Qualitative Case Study Research 11 Grounded Theory Research PART 3 MANAGING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH 12 Making Sense of Qualitative Data: The Analysis Process 13 Writing a Qualitative Research Proposal 14 Writing a Qualitative Research Report PART 4 APPLICATIONS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH 15 Researching the 'Vulnerable' 16 Conducting Cross-Cultural Research Qualitatively 17 Going Online: Doing Qualitative Research in Cyberspace 18 Qualitative Research: New Directions Glossary References Index