Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory

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SAGE Publications, Nov 25, 2014 - Social Science - 456 pages

Offering immensely practical advice, Basics of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition presents methods that enable researchers to analyze, interpret, and make sense of their data, and ultimately build theory from it. Authors Juliet Corbin and Anselm Strauss (late of the University of San Francisco and co-creator of grounded theory) walk readers step-by-step through the research process—from the formation of the research question through several approaches to coding, analysis, and reporting. Packed with definitions and illustrative examples, this highly accessible book concludes with chapters that present criteria for evaluating a study, as well as responses to common questions posed by students of qualitative research. New end-of-chapter “Insider Insights” contributed by qualitative researchers give readers a sense of what it’s like to work in the field. Significantly revised, this Fourth Edition remains a landmark volume in the study of qualitative methods.


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Theoretical Foundations
Practical Considerations for Getting Started
Prelude to Analysis
Strategies for Qualitative Data Analysis
Memos and Diagrams
Theoretical Sampling
Developing Concepts in Terms of Their Properties
Analyzing Data for Context
Bringing Process Into the Analysis
Integrating Categories
Finishing the Research Project
Writing Theses Monographs and Dissertations
Criteria for Evaluation
Student Questions and Answers

Techniques for Achieving Theoretical Integration
The Use of Computer Programs in Qualitative Data
Research Demonstration Project
Identifying Concepts
Appendix C
Appendix D

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