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Doing Qualitative Research in Education Settings,9780791455043

Doing Qualitative Research in Education Settings

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 8/1/2002
Publisher(s): State Univ of New York Pr
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Summary

J. Amos Hatch offers a methods book that speaks directly to novice qualitative researchers in the field of education, providing a step-by-step guide to the development of a research project. Written in accessible language, the book emphasizes learning how to do qualitative work. Specific examples from real studies, using real data, and demonstrating real analyses are provided throughout. The book is designed to guide doctoral candidates through the dissertation process, from unpacking assumptions and identifying research questions, through project design, data collection, and analysis, to writing the final draft. Recommendations for writing and publishing qualitative work are included.

Author Biography

J. Amos Hatch is Professor of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at the University of Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Deciding to Do a Qualitative Study
1(36)
Foundations
3(3)
Characteristics
6(5)
Research Paradigms
11(9)
Kinds of Qualitative Research
20(14)
Criteria for Deciding to Do a Qualitative Study
34(3)
Designing Qualitative Studies
37(34)
Design Elements
38(22)
Institutional Review
60(5)
Ethics
65(4)
Criteria for Assessing Design Adequacy
69(2)
Collecting Qualitative Data
71(76)
Observing
72(19)
Interviewing
91(25)
Collecting Unobtrusive Data
116(9)
Collecting Other Types of Data
125(18)
Criteria for Assessing Data Collection Adequacy
143(4)
Analyzing Qualitative Data
147(64)
Doing Qualitative Data Analysis
150(2)
Typological Analysis
152(9)
Inductive Analysis
161(18)
Interpretive Analysis
179(12)
Political Analysis
191(10)
Political Analysis
201(6)
Computer-Assisted Analysis
207(2)
Criteria for Assessing Data Analysis Adequacy
209(2)
Reporting Qualitative Research
211(36)
Writing Processes
211(9)
Dissertation Issues
220(4)
Writing Up Findings from Data Analysis
224(14)
Tips for Publishing Qualitative Research
238(6)
Criteria for Assessing the Adequacy of Qualitative Reports
244(3)
Appendix A: Selected Internet Resources 247(4)
Appendix B: Protocol Excerpt 251(6)
Appendix C: Research Journal Entry 257(2)
Appendix D: Teacher Interview Transcript 259(14)
Appendix E: Master Outline for Dissertation Findings 273(2)
References 275(16)
Author Index 291(6)
Subject Index 297

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