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Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods for Psychology and the Social Sciences. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2246553
  • Book
  • February 2010
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This long–awaited revised and updated edition of John Richardson′s groundbreaking
Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods, provides social sciences students with all they need to know about qualitative methods in one comprehensive volume.

With two chapters devoted to both the theory and practice of each method, this unique text presents sophisticated ideas and concepts in a detailed and accessible way, and is essential reading for undergraduate students as well as postgraduates and researchers.

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Part I: Introducing qualitative research methods.

1. Introduction.

2. Psychology, qualitative methods and the ideas of science.

3. Qualitative inquiry: perspectives, methods and psychology.

Part II: Using qualitative research methods.

4. Protocol analysis: theoretical background.

5. Protocol analysis: practical implementation.

6. Grounded theory: theoretical background.

7. Grounded theory: practical implementation.

8. Ethnography: theoretical background.

9. Ethnography: practical implementation.

10. Discourse analysis and constructionist approaches: theoretical background.

11. Discourse analysis: practical implementation.

Part III: Evaluating qualitative research methods.

12. The relationship between qualitative and quantitative research.

13. The use of the self in qualitative research.

14. Evolving issues for qualitative psychology.

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Zazie Todd
Anna Madill
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