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What is qualitative research?

Martyn Hammersley 2013

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  • Title:
    What is qualitative research?
  • Author: Martyn Hammersley
  • Subjects: Qualitative research; Research; Electronic books
  • Description: Cover; Contents; Series foreword; Preface; 1 Defining qualitative research; The contrast with quantitative research; Methods or paradigms?; A different contrast; Summary; 2 Methodological philosophies; Positivism; Interpretivism; The 'critical' tradition; Constructionism; Summary; 3 Divergent analytic styles; Identifying causes; Methods used; Criticisms; Investigating experience; Methods used; Criticisms; Penetrating fronts; Methods used; Criticisms; Documenting constitutive practices; Methods used; Criticisms; Relationships among the four orientations; 4 Two methodological disputes
    The 'radical critique' of interviewsCommentaries on Potter and Hepburn's article and their response; Reflections on the dispute; The critique of urban ethnography; Background to the dispute; Wacquant's critique; Identifying the grounds of disagreement; Conclusion; Conclusion; References; Index; NAME INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; SUBJECT INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V
    This book invites readers to explore the nature of qualitative research, and to recognise the varied and conflicting forms it can take. It examines how these contrast with quantitative work, as well as how they differ from journalism and imaginative literature. The book describes various methodological philosophies that have shaped qualitative work, as well as different types of orientation to be found within it today. It offers clear definitions of key terms and concepts, and also a detailed exploration of recent disputes among qualitative researchers, with a view to showing how differences i
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Format: 1 online resource (136 p.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN1-84966-607-5;ISBN1-283-85318-3;ISBN1-84966-609-1
  • OCLC Number: 821178858
  • Institution Zone MMS ID: 991000609630103376$$I01TRAILS_MSU_GFC
  • Network Zone MMS ID: 9911634400003366
  • Source: 01TRAILS ALMA

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