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Writing Up Qualitative Research

Writing Up Qualitative Research

Third Edition

November 2008 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Writing Up Qualitative Research, Third Edition offers time-tested suggestions on every aspect of the process from beginning to end. In this new edition, author Harry Wolcott continues to focus on the "writing side" of qualitative research, while incorporating new features such as guidelines on how and where to use theory.

This text is ideal as a supplementary text in any upper-level undergraduate or graduate seminar on the research process.

1. On Your Mark . . .
2. Get Going
3. Keep Going
4. Linking Up
5. Tightening Up
6. Finishing Up
7. Getting Published

The book does a nice job encouraging doctoral students to think carefully about the ways they represent their qualitative research.

Dr Beth Hatt
Educational Administration and Foundations, Illinois State University
December 28, 2012

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.

Dr Corrine Glesne
Education, University of Vermont
April 19, 2011

Useful supplementary material for studetns doing qualitiative research in the cohort, especially with limited experience.

Professor Stephen Osborne
Management , Edinburgh University
December 8, 2010
Key features
  • Offers practical suggestions for preparing an article or book for publication
  • Uses lively examples from the author's more than 40 years of experience
  • Provides suggestions on how to proceed with the mechanics of preparing a manuscript
  • Includes pointers on how to improve or jump-start the writing process
  • Features a most robust and accessible pedagogy

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