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

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  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This long–awaited revised and updated edition of John Richardson′s groundbreakingHandbook 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 is a Lecturer in Social Psychology at Leeds University and researches communication. She is a member of the HEA Academy Psychology Network for the Teaching of Qualitative Research Methods. Her publications include:Mixing Methods in Psychology (Psychology Press, 2004)

Anna Madill is a Senior Lecturer in Abnormal and Qualitative Psychology at Leeds University. She was co–author of an LTSN–funded project on supervising qualitative final year projects in psychology.

Both editors were the proposers of the recently–approved new section of the British Psychological Society, Qualitative Methods in Psychology. Zazie is Chair of the section, and Anna is Treasurer. They are members of the Qualitative Research Group at the Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds.

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