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"Throughout, the guidance remains very practical, keeping clearly in sight the goal of actually getting the writing task done. The style is friendly, chatty and humorous, resulting in a guidebook that is accessible and a pleasure to read. I would highly recommend this book to anyone whose work involves writing up qualitative research, not only if you encounter particular struggles, but also if you just appreciate some words of reassurance or encouragement from time to time."
"Wolcott’s advice is highly individual, and much of it involves strategies for finding the techniques for writing and editing that best fit you as a writer. Wolcott explains his points in a friendly and accessible manner, which makes the book feel like a lively conversation with a colleague rather than an academic treatise on writing. Writing Up Qualitative Research is a valuable resource for academic writers at any stage of their careers. Graduate students will find the discussion of breaking out of the prescribed formulas of the dissertation genre very helpful.
"Throughout, the guidance remains very practical, keeping clearly in sight the goal of actually getting the writing task done...I would highly recommend this book to anyone whose work involves writing up qualitative research, not only if you encounter particular struggles, but also if you just appreciate some words of encouragement from time to time."
"Writing up Qualitative Research has CHIME—compassion, humor, intelligence, mindfulness of humanity, and empirical evidence. Wolcott's empathic compassion is a major strength."
"His style is good, down to earth, and easy to understand for both undergraduate and graduate."
"The Wolcott text is much more reader-friendly and writer-friendly. It offer remarkable support for the writing process, compared to traditional texts."
"The conversational style makes the book inviting and accessible. It is comprehensive, addressing the various aspects of writing ranging from setting up to where to write to get published. It teaches and motivates with being didactic or arrogant."
Research friendly reading with a wealth of knowledge
Need text for qualitative methods pilot addressing writing of qualitative research and Wolcott does that very well.
This book should assist my doctoral students complete the data analysis for their dissertations.
The book does a nice job encouraging doctoral students to think carefully about the ways they represent their qualitative research.
Best straight-forward advice around for writing up qualitative research. Students comment on how much they enjoy reading the book, find it useful, and appreciate Wolcott's humor that humanizes the text.
Useful supplementary material for studetns doing qualitiative research in the cohort, especially with limited experience.
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