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Doing Qualitative Research Differently

Doing Qualitative Research Differently
A Psychosocial Approach

Second Edition
  • Wendy Hollway - Open University, UK
  • Tony Jefferson - University of Keele, UK, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, Sheffield University, UK

November 2012 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Authors Wendy Hollway and Tony Jefferson have updated their ground-breaking book for students and researchers looking to do qualitative research differently. The new Second Edition critically reviews many of the assumptions, claims, and methods of qualitative research, while also acting as a "how to" guide to the method the authors call the Free Association Narrative Interview.

In the new edition, the authors situate their arguments firmly within a tradition of psychosocial research and show how their method has developed over the last decade. The book follows this approach through the phases of empirical research practice. At each stage they use examples from their own research and end with an extended case study which demonstrates the value of their method in producing a psychosocial research subject; that is, one with socially-imbued depth, complexity, and biographical uniqueness.

The Need to Do Research Differently
Researching the Fear of Crime
Producing Data with Defended Subjects
Analyzing Data with Defended Subjects
The Ethics of Researching Psychosocial Subjects
Biography, Demography and Generalizability
A Psychosocial Case Study
Original Afterword
New Developments since 2000

Holloway and Jefferson present a very interesting account of qualitative research which is useful for undergraduates and those undertaking further study.

Miss Sandra Lyndon
Childhood and Youth, University of Chichester
November 16, 2015

A very accessible undergraduate and post graduate text for psycho social research

Ms Carol Lloyd
social studies, Chichester University
November 4, 2015

Excellent book and offers a new and interesting perspective to conducting research

Mr Brian Melaugh
Department of Applied Social Studies, NUI MAynooth
August 10, 2014

Interesting book that redefined qualitative research as we know it. Recommended as a text for further reading for students writing 3rd year projects.

Dr Deborah Jump
Psychological Studies, Oldham University
February 24, 2014

This is an interesting perspective, and one that is likely to offer the researcher a different perspective. DQRD has the potential to encourage qualitative researchers to 'think outside the box' which in turn will create new knowledge.

Mrs Lyz Howard
Department of Health, Health and Social Care Teaching Team
January 25, 2014

This is an interesting text that incorporates psychoanalytical techniques with classic interviewing styles. Good for 3rd year students progressing on to Mres

Dr Deborah Jump
Psychological Studies, Oldha
January 16, 2014

This book was extremely useful to provide a differing perspective specific to research methodology

Ms Christine Gausden
School of Architecture & Construction, Greenwich University
November 28, 2013

This is recommended for our DMin students - professional doctorate of ministry. Most find themselves doing qualitative work and need to appreciate the variations in the methods.

Dr Anne Dyer
Postgraduate department, Mattersey Hall
November 25, 2013

An excellent resource describing the psychosocial approach to qualitative research. A very clear and useful description of how to use the psychosocial approach and what it adds to your understanding of the interview situation and the data gathered.

Mr Chris Blackmore
ScHARR, Sheffield University
November 25, 2013

Useful for MA students at the Dissertation stage of the MA.

Ms Alison Fielding
Professional Development Department, Canterbury Christ Church University
October 30, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 2