"This is an impressive collection that will form a must-have resource for those undertaking, teaching or studying qualitative research. It is nicely balanced to include practical advice and methodological discussion on a range of issues, including research design, data collection, analytical approaches and the political economy of contemporary qualitative research practice."
- Amanda Coffey, Cardiff University
The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit is a major event in the world of Research Methods publishing. The kit comprises eight quality volumes that provide practical and accessible advice on how to conduct state-of-the-art qualitative research. This is an ideal toolkit for students and researchers for use in planning and carrying out research in a variety of academic and professional environments.
Each short text is written by leading researchers in each field, and provides the reader with a hands-on guide to what it is really like to do qualitative research in the field. Each book cross-references the other books in the kit, making this an invaluable tool for both teaching and for self-learning. Ideal for anyone in the social, health and educational studies fields, this is the perfect all-encompassing and detailed introduction to the practicalities of qualitative research.
The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit contains the following titles
Designing Qualitative Research Uwe Flick
Designing Qualitative Research provides a comprehensive guide to devising an effective research design. Uwe Flick discusses each stage of the process of designing qualitative research in detail, including formulating a research question, selecting an appropriate strategy, conceptual framework and data source, and collecting and analyzing data.
1. What is qualitative research
2. From an idea to a research question
3. Sampling, selecting and Access
4. Qualitative research designs
5. Resources and stepping stones
6. Quality in qualitative research
7. Ethics in qualitative research
8. Verbal data
9. Ethnographic and visual data
10. Analysing qualitative data
11. Designing qualitative research - Some conclusions
Doing Interviews Steinar Kvale
Interviewing is an invaluable tool for the qualitative researcher. Steinar Kvale provides coverage of both the theoretical background and the practical aspects of the interview process, incorporating discussion of the wide variety of methods in interview based research and the different approaches to reading the data. Consideration is also given to the crucial issue of how to ensure scientific rigor.
1. Introduction to Interview Research
2. Epistemological Issues of Interviewing
3. Ethical Issues of Interviewing
4. Planning an Interview Study
5. Conducting an Interview
6. Interview Variations
7. Interview Quality
8. Transcribing Interviews
9. Analysing Interviews
10. Validation and Generalisation of Interview Knowledge
11. Reporting Interview Knowledge
12. Enhancing Interview Quality
Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research Michael Angrosino
Doing Ethnographic Research guides the reader through the whole research process, from site selection through the production of a final report, and provides an introduction to the variety of data collection techniques associated with ethnographic research. Illustrative case material is provided throughout to demonstrate how the guidelines set out here translate into real-life research situations.
1. Ethnography and Participant Observation
2. What Kinds of Topics Can Be Effectively and Efficiently Studied by Ethnographic Methods?
3. Selecting a Field Site
4. Data Collection in the Field