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Advanced Qualitative Research

Advanced Qualitative Research
A Guide to Using Theory

May 2015 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This distinctive, nuanced book addresses the more complex theoretical issues embedded in the qualitative research paradigm. Adopting a reflective stance that emphasises the role of the researcher it carefully avoids a standardised ‘tick box’ approach to methods.

Throughout each chapter, theory is powerfully and persuasively interwoven as its impact on practical topics such as data management and safety in the field is discussed. O'Reilly and Kiyimba bring an authority and clarity to the debate, taking us beyond the mechanical notions of qualitative methods and standardised approaches to research. Instead, they focus on subjects like methodological integrity, perspective driven data collection and theoretically-led analysis.

This will be an important resource for anyone looking to practically engage with advanced qualitative research methods.

Chapter 1: Theoretical Issues in the Qualitative Paradigm
Chapter 2: Issues of Quality
Chapter 3: Research Ethics and Researcher Safety
Chapter 4: Perspective Driven Data Collection
Chapter 5: Research Design and Mixing Qualitative Methods
Chapter 6: Recording and Transcription
Chapter 7: Primary and Secondary Data Analysis
Chapter 8: Dissemination Practice in Qualitative Research
Chapter 9: Applying Qualitative Research in Practice

O'Reilly and Kiyimba's thorough and thoughtful book will be a great help to qualitative researchers looking for guidance in the 'why' of their research method. In navigating the reefs of theory that underlie empirical method, this book provides a welcome and valuable compass.

Charles Antaki
Professor of Language and Social Psychology, Loughborough University

This invaluable book offers a wonderfully clear and accessible overview of the often confusing theories informing contemporary qualitative methods. It is also packed with valuable examples and case studies that illuminate the process, methods and application of qualitative research.

Alexa Hepburn
Loughborough University

The book draws on several experts and seminal texts in the field of qualitative research and is comprehensive in its overview of theoretical and ethical considerations. It will help qualitative researchers become aware of important research decisions to be considered in order to improve the rigour of their work. It would be valuable to beginning qualitative researchers to gain an overview of theoretical paradigms, and the questions and ethical issues to be considered in all stages of qualitative research. Advanced social scientists will also find it a helpful reference text with stimulating questions about value for practice.

Willeke Rietdijk
International Journal of Research & Method in Education

This is a really useful book for postgraduates

Ms Connie Nolan
The Business School (Canterbury), Canterbury Christ Church University
January 31, 2018

I have used this book with my research interns over the summer break and they have found it really helpful. I will be recommending it to my postgrad students from September. Well structured and informative.

Dr Sarah Louise Parry
Fac Of Health Psychology And Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University
August 5, 2016

This book gives a clear explanation of qualitative methods yet enough depth for a MA student. Very useful for supporting lectures and seminars with small groups. Also good for supervisions.

Mrs Melanie Mackinder
Early years Education, Bishop Grosseteste University
October 8, 2015

qualitative research is much harder for students to grasp and this is a good start for them

Mr Simon O'Donohoe
Faculty of Care, Child Care, Entry Level, Counselling, and Landbased Studies, Carmarthenshire College
June 14, 2016

Perfect source for those about to engage in Qualitative research

Mrs Rhiannon Love
Teacher Development, University of Winchester
May 18, 2016

A useful textbook for those students conducting qualitative based dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Good synthesis of complex issues in tables. A rare inclusion of dissemination to get students thinking through how to get their research and findings out to the wider public.

Miss Rebecca Healey
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
November 25, 2015

Useful for students undertaking a dissertation

Ms Ruth Heffernan
Health and Community Studies, University of Bolton
March 3, 2016