The great strength of this book is that it provides a clear and
well-structured overview of some of the diverse approaches that are
currently available within the qualitative tradition' - "British
Journal of Educational Psychology
Although most undergraduates are able to collect qualitative
data without too much difficulty, they are often less successful in
turning this into an interesting, theoretically-informed
Qualitative Research through Case Studies will help students
improve the quality of their work through introducing a wide range
of traditions, including interpretive approaches such as grounded
theory, dramaturgical analysis, ethnomethodology and conversation
analysis and political approaches such as critical discourse
analysis, feminism and postmodern ethnography.
Each chapter introduces the theoretical assumptions of the
tradition through discussing a number of case-studies: classic or
exemplary studies which illustrate how different researchers have
used qualitative methods in researching a variety of topics. There
are also practical hints on designing undergraduate projects,
exercises and a guide to further reading.
The book is intended for students in a wide range of disciplines
and should be particularly useful for complete beginners who are
interested in conducting qualitative research as part o
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