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The Landscape of Qualitative Research

The Landscape of Qualitative Research

Fourth Edition
Edited by:

October 2012 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Landscape of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition is Volume I of the three-volume paperback editions of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition. This contents include full chapters from "Part I: Locating the Field," "Part II: Paradigms and Perspectives in Contention," and "Part VI: the Future of Qualitative Research" from the complete handbook.

The Landscape of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition aims to put the field of qualitative research in context. It offers background on the field, starting with history, then action research and the academy, and the politics and ethics of qualitative research. It then isolates what we regard as the major historical and contemporary paradigms now structuring and influencing qualitative research in the human disciplines. The chapters move from competing paradigms (positivist, postpositivist, constructivist, critical theory) to specific interpretive perspectives, feminisms, racialized discourses, cultural studies, sexualities, and queer theory. It concludes with consideration for the future of qualitative research.

Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln
1. Introduction: The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research
Part I. Locating the Field
Morten Levin adn Davydd Greenwood
2. Revitalizing Universities by Reinventing the Social Sciences: Bildung and Action Research
Frederick Erickson
3. A History of Qualitative Inquiry in Social and Educational Research
Clifford Christians
4. Ethics and Politics in Qualitative Research
Gaile Cannella and Yvonna S. Lincoln
5. Ethics, Research Regulations, and Critical Social Science
Part II. Paradigms and Perspectives in Contension
Egon G. Guba and Yvonna S. Lincoln, with additional material by Susan A. Lynham
6. Paradigmatic Controversies, Contradictions, and Emerging Confluences, Revisited
Virginia Olesen
7. Feminist Qualitative Research in the Millenium's First Decade: Developments, Challenges, Prospects
Cynthia B. Dillard and Chinwe Okpalaoka
8. The Sacred and Spiritual Nature of Endarkened Transnational Feminist Praxis in Qualitative Research
Joe L. Kincheloe, Peter McLaren and Shirley Steinberg
9. Critical Pedagogy and Qualitative Research: Moving to the Bricolage
Michael D. Giardina and Josh L. Newman
10. Cultural Studies: Performative Imperatives and Bodily Articulations
Ken Plummer
11. Critical Humanism and Queer Theory: Postscript 2010: Living with the Tensions
James Liu
12. Asian Epistemologies and Contemporary Social Psychological Research
Donna Mertens, Martin Sullivan and Hilary Stace
13. Disability Communities: Transformative Research for Social Justice
Part III. The Future of Qualitative Research
Judith Preissle
14. Qualitative Futures: Where We Might Go From Where We've Been
Margaret Eisenhart and S. Jurow
15. Teaching Qualitative Research
Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln
Epilogue: Toward a 'Refunctional Ethnography'
Author Index
Subject Index

A state of the art research book on qualitative research for the seasoned researcher and those pursuing post graduate studies.

Dr Elfrieda Fleischmann
Geography and research, Cedar College
November 25, 2017

This book gives a very thorough yet easily understood account of all the key concepts - a fantastic resource.

Mrs Kathryn Peckham
School of Education, Northampton University
April 18, 2017

This volume concentrates on the philosophical and social aspects of qualitative research (the social more than the philosophical, but there is significant overlap). Of the three volumes, this provides the broadest intellectual setting, but the least in terms of practical knowhow regarding the undertaking of qualitative research (for that, the Collecting and Interpreting volume is a brilliant choice.). Thus, this volume is ideal for the researcher who is looking for intellectual material to rationalize and support quals as the research approach. It is a fine companion piece for the other two volumes, but is of slightly less value than the others to the practical researcher.

Mr Kenneth Anthony Wilkinson
Dept of Marketing, Ops & Digital Busin, Manchester Metropolitan University
March 23, 2016

Excellent depth of discussion, across a range of qualitative perspectives

Professor Diane Cox
Health , University of Cumbria
August 25, 2015

A fantatsic analysis and practical examples for any student that is/will enage in qualitative research. The book not only deals with theoretical issues, but also analyses the practical implication when employing a particular theoretical paradigm.

Mr Fergus Hogan
Department of Applied Arts, Waterford Institute of Technology
May 22, 2015

Although this book has in-depth information on qualitative research methods, it would be more suitable for postgraduate students. However, I would recommend sections of this for some of my more academic dissertation students. I would also recommend this to our postgraduate research students.

Miss Jessica Mannion
Business and Humanities, Sligo Institute of Technology
August 6, 2015

An excellent introduction to the complexities of qualitative research.

Dr Lyndsey Harris
School of Sociology and Social Policy, Nottingham University
January 28, 2015

A key text for business students embarking on a research study.

Ms Rita Walsh
School of Business, Royal Agricultural College
September 19, 2014

will be recommending for masters students

Mrs Sherran Milton
School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff Univ.
August 21, 2014

useful addition to our suggested titles

Ms Sally Howard
Warwick Institute of Education, Warwick Univ.
June 27, 2014
Key features
  • Provides contributions from a veritable "Who's Who" in the human sciences: The international authorship allows readers to study the differences in approach among European, Australian, and American practitioners and theoreticians, as well as to hear the voices of non-Western authors.
  • Maintains a focus on issues of social justice: Asserting that it is not enough to simply engage in research for the sake of human curiosity, the chapters help researchers focus on the social purposes of inquiry.
  • Includes discussions on new and emerging methods: These chapters expand the reader's repertoire of available methods and methodologies, enlarging the range of data that can be brought to bear on social and educational issues.

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