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*Winner of the 2014 Distinguished Publication Award (DPA) from the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP)*
Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners is an accessible, practical textbook. It sidesteps detailed theoretical discussion in favor of providing a comprehensive overview of strategic tips and skills for starting and completing successful qualitative research.
Uniquely, the authors provide a "patterns framework" to qualitative data analysis in this book, also known as "thematic analysis." The authors walk students through a basic thematic approach, and compare and contrast this with other approaches. This discussion of commonalities, explaining why and when each method should be used, and in the context of looking at patterns, will provide students with complete confidence for their qualitative research journey.
This textbook will be an essential textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates taking a course in qualitative research or using qualitative approaches in a research project.
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The City University of New York, NY, USA
′This is an admirably useful textbook that provides an uncommonly accessible, practical, and absorbing introduction for beginners to qualitative research′
Umeå University, UMEÅ, Sweden
′A clear, engaging and intelligent qualitative research guide which will greatly appeal to students new to this area. The authors should be commended for their lively style and attention to often hidden processes and practices involved in successful qualitative research′
Leeds Metropolitan University
′This book provides an excellent introduction to qualitative research, combining in-depth explanation of the distinctive nature and goals of qualitative research methods with practical tips and helpful examples for beginners′
University of Southampton
′Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke present a clear and comprehensive road map for executing a successful qualitative study. They do so in a very engaging way that really brings the process to life for the reader. This book will be an essential read for anyone contemplating a qualitative research project′
University of Toronto
′This practical guide refreshingly demystifies the qualitative research process, relentlessly pushing an agenda for uncomplicated but high standards across the board and generously enabling anyone, no matter how inexperienced, to get on with it and do it well. It is the kind of guide that not only says how to do it but that actually shows how to do it, with a myriad of real, reproduced examples, extremely useful tables, boxes, chapter summaries, questions for discussion, exercises and lists of resources including references to a companion website with even more guidance and examples.′ -- Edith Steffen Published On: 2013-11-18
About the Author
Victoria Clarke is an Associate Professor in Qualitative and Critical Psychology in the Department of Health and Social Sciences at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, where she teaches about qualitative methods, and gender and sexuality, and supervises student research, on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. When she′s not busy collaborating with Virginia Braun, she has conducted research in the intersecting areas of gender and sexuality, family and relationships, and appearance and embodiment. She is also active on Twitter – mainly tweeting about thematic analysis and qualitative research @drvicclarke.
- Publisher : SAGE Publications Ltd; First edition (28 Feb. 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1847875823
- ISBN-13 : 978-1847875822
- Dimensions : 16.76 x 2.29 x 23.62 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 24,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I'm relatively new so can't comment on the accuracy necessarily of the content, however, it seems very detailed, well thought out, if not for the typo's I would comfortably rate this 5 stars and not now be looking for a comparable book to cross-reference some of it's more theoretical aspects.
Personally, I'm a mixed methods girl - but that's only because I was quantitative until I bought this book. Braun made a convert of me.