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Qualitative Inquiry
Thematic, Narrative and Arts-Based Perspectives

Second Edition


May 2018 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Qualitative inquiry is not merely a research method or a series of analytic steps, but a holistic process that challenges the age-old qualitative/quantitative dichotomy. This book provides students and researchers with an approachable guide to a range of interpretive perspectives, including thematic, narrative, and arts-based types of inquiry.

Fully revised and updated, the Second Edition features:

  • A brand new introduction firmly placing qualitative inquiry in context
  • New further reading sections to guide you deeper into the relevant literature
  • Expanded sections on auto-ethnography and technology
  • A range of examples to demonstrate the application of research techniques

Presenting a clear overview of the theory, method and interpretation involved in qualitative inquiry, this book is the ideal starting point for those engaging in arts-based qualitative research.

 
Part 1: Qualitative Inquiry
 
Chapter 1: Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry
 
Chapter 2: Getting Started
 
Part 2: Thematic Perspectives
 
Chapter 3: Constant Comparison Inquiry
 
Chapter 4: Phenomenological Inquiry
 
Part 3: The Narrative Turn
 
Chapter 5: Narrative Inquiry
 
Part 4: Arts-Based Inquiry
 
Chapter 6: Poetic Inquiry
 
Chapter 7: Visual Inquiry
1. Collage Inquiry  
2. Photo/Film Inquiry  
3. Visual Narratives  
 
Chapter 8. Performative Inquiry
 
Part 5: Future Directions
 
Chapter 9: Future Directions

Lynn Butler-Kisber yet again provides us with a rigorous and beautifully written text on qualitative research. The examples challenge us to consider the complexity of qualitative research from the basics to the poetic and performative. This is a book to be bought and treasured.

Maggi Savin-Baden
Institute of Education, University of Worcester

An excellent companion to those entering into the qualitative inquiry process that is applicable to a wide range of disciplines wherein human sense making is essential. Notable amongst the updates to the first edition is the expansion of visually based inquiries.

Bryan Clift
Department for Health, University of Bath
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION: 
  • A new introduction firmly placing qualitative inquiry in context
  • New further reading sections to guide readers deeper into the relevant literature
  • Expanded sections on auto-ethnography and technology
  • A range of examples to demonstrate the application of research techniques

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