The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods

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Edited by: Lisa M. Given

  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. |
  • Publication Year: 2008 |
  • Online Publication Date: September 15, 2008 |
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412963909 |
  • Print ISBN: 9781412941631 |
  • Online ISBN: 9781412963909
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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. |
    • Pub. Year: 2008 |
    • Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781412963909 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781412941631 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781412963909

Abstract

Qualitative research is designed to explore the human elements of a given topic, while specific qualitative methods examine how individuals see and experience the world. Qualitative approaches are typically used to explore new phenomena and to capture individuals’ thoughts, feelings, or interpretations of meaning and process. Such methods are central to research conducted in education, nursing, sociology, anthropology, information studies, and other disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and health sciences. Qualitative research projects are informed by a wide range of methodologies and theoretical frameworks.The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods presents current and complete information as well as ready-to-use techniques, facts, and examples from the field of qualitative research in a very accessible style. In taking an interdisciplinary approach, these two volumes target a ...

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