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An ideal starter text for students, novice researches and practitioners who are new to the qualitative research field.
'In this second edition, Rose Barbour guides the reader through the qualitative research journey, in what is arguably one of the most comprehensive guides available...She simultaneously demystifies qualitative research whilst reiterating the expertise and skill which qualitative researchers must possess. For anyone who undertakes qualitative research – postgraduate students in particular – this book would be an indispensible addition to the bookshelf.'
I did not receive the book in time for this semester. It was sent to the wrong address. I will consider adopting it for the summer though
This book covers all the angles we require for this course. It is simply laid out and easy to follow. Very grateful to have received the inspection copy. We have adopted this as the primary text for this course.
Difficult to read but added as a supplemental book for Advanced Intelligence the proposal FOR5906.
This is a student guide to research, offers a very helpful guide to those exploring the concept of `Qualitative Research'. Easy to read step-step-guide to going Qualitative Research.
Great information, but the broad focus makes it difficult to adopt in a research course focused on internet research.
A clear and useful guide to qualitative research-highly recommended to students completing an independent research project and / or dissertation.
This is the second edition of Barbour's book and Barbour, once again, has excelled with this text. It takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into qualitative research and it is easily understood. Set out in four different sections, it goes through the logical steps of why researchers choose a qualitative approach to research to the analysis of data. A must for the qualitative researcher and for those wanting to know more about this research approach.
A good text that covers the required material well. It will be added to student's recommended reading list
When quantitative research is not enough you need a good introduction into qualitative research. This book is an excellent work to do so!
it is an introductory text on qualitative research and explains its fundamentals in a very accessible manner. Students will find it helpful, which will offer them clear guidance.
a well presented read for pre registration students which clearly identifies the key aspects of qualitative research
Perfect for any undergraduate student conducting qualitative research methods at all levels.
This could be more user friendly for beginners.
Useful broad beginner text
This is a great "all rounder". It has value for those new to research but also to the experienced researcher. Very well laid out and easy to navigate through.
A great explanation of qualitative methods - useful at undergraduate level and beyond
An interesting and good to read book, but with a little bit selective emphases, for example the analysis of qualitative data is relatively short but there is an extra chapter for action research. Good and practical for students.
I found this book to be a helpful guide for students in terms of how to approach qualitative research. It provides a broad foundation in theory as well as practical examples to help students apply theory to their own empiracal research.
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