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In this updated version of her innovative and distinctive book, "Stretching" Exercises for Qualitative Researchers, author Valerie J. Janesick extends her dance and yoga metaphors to strengthen her argument that tapping into one's artistic side-the side that is more creative and less inhibited-is fundamental to realizing one's potential as a qualitative researcher. With a focus on developing habits of mind through intuition and creativity, this Third Edition provides a series of exercises that are both imaginative and immensely practical in helping students to see the artistic side of research and reflection. Thoroughly classroom tested, these exercises demystify the research process and help researchers become more active observers, interviewers, and learners as they develop and critique their habits of observation, questioning, creativity, writing, and analysis.
Table of Contents
Qualitative Research and Habits of Mind
The Observation and Writing Habit
Advancing the Observation and Reflection Habit
The Interviewing and writing habit
The Creative Habit
The Analysis and Writing Habit
Sample Letter to Participants
Examples of Researcher Reflective Journals
Sample Interview Protocols From a Completed Study
Qualitative Research Methods: Sample Syllabus
Sample Projects From Various Classes
Sample Consent Form Recently acceptedby the IRB
Conducting interviews: Rules of Thumb
Sample Sets of Categories From a Completed Study
Sample edited transcripts
Warm up writing exercises for your journal
Analytical coding process
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