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Doing Qualitative Research

Doing Qualitative Research

Third Edition

August 2022 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The long-awaited third edition of Doing Qualitative Research by Benjamin F. Crabtree and William L. Miller is out! Co-create your own inspired research stories with this reader-friendly text on qualitative methods, design, and analysis. Written for both students and researchers with little to no qualitative experience, as well as investigators looking to expand and refine their expertise, this clear and concise book will quickly get readers up to speed doing truly excellent qualitative research.

The first four chapters of the book set the stage by contextualizing qualitative research within the overall traditions of research, focusing on the history of qualitative research, the importance of collaboration, reflexivity, and finding the appropriate method for your research question. Each part then addresses a different stage of the research process, from data collection, data analysis and interpretation, and refocusing on the bigger picture once your research is complete. Unique chapters cover case study research, intervention studies, and participatory research. The authors use their experiences and knowledge to provide both personal and published research stories to contextualize qualitative concepts. Many of the examples demonstrate the use of qualitative methods within a mixed-methods approach. Each chapter concludes with open-ended questions to further reader contemplation and to spark discussions with classmates and colleagues.

With an abundance of clinical research examples featuring a variety of qualitative methods, Doing Qualitative Research encourages researchers to learn by doing and actively experiment with the tools and concepts presented throughout the book.

PART I: Read Me First: Overview of Qualitative Research
Chapter 1 – Clinical Research: A Qualitative Trail Map within a Mixed-Methods World
Chapter 2 – Creating Collaborative Space and Research Teams
Chapter 3 – Reflexivity
Chapter 4 – Research Design: Start with the Stories
PART II: Discovery: Data Collection Strategies
Chapter 5 – Depth Interviews
Chapter 6 – Group Interviews and Focus Groups
Chapter 7 – Observation
Chapter 8 – Key Informant Interviews
Chapter 9 – Material Artifacts
PART III: Analysis and Interpretation Strategies
Chapter 10 – The Dance of Interpretation and Frustrations of Sisyphus
Chapter 11 – Editing Organizing Style of Analysis
Chapter 12 – Template Organizing Style of Analysis
Chapter 13 – Immersion/Crystallization Organizing Style of Analysis
Chapter 14 – Computers and Data management
PART IV: Special Applications
Chapter 15 – Case Studies
Chapter 16 – Qualitative Methods in Intervention Studies
Chapter 17 – Qualitative Methods in Participatory Healthcare Research
PART V. The Rest of the Story
Chapter 18 – Doing Good Qualitative Research
Chapter 19 – Getting Funded & Getting Published
Chapter 20 – The Future of Qualitative Methods in a Mixed-Methods World

Very useful general introduction

Dr Robert Patton
School of Psychology, Surrey University
January 25, 2023
Key features
  • Covers qualitative research from start to finish
  • Concise, narrative text keeps readers engaged
  • Brief chapters divide the text into manageable portions of reading
  • Numerous research examples demonstrate the practical applications of qualitative research
  • Situates qualitative research in a context of mixed methods to better prepare readers for mixed methods work
  • Chapter overviews, summaries, and discussion questions help readers navigate the content

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