A Journey Through Qualitative Research takes students from start-to-finish through the research process while showcasing the complexities and interrelationships of different methods, schools of thought, and associated analytical strategies.
Encouraging students to think of qualitative research as a flexible, cyclical process rather than a linear one, this book offers a panoramic strategy and dynamic approach to qualitative research that accommodates the fluid nature of research and accounts for lessons learned through lived experience. With an emphasis on the analysis stage—within case, across case, and the dialogue between these insights and existing literature—it uses concrete applications to show how methodological decisions translate into practice.
This hands-on guide covers:
- Forming, defending, and evaluating research questions
- Choosing a research approach
- Ensuring ethically sound research
- Collecting quality data
- Analyzing data in layers
- Reporting research results
Through a conversational tone that unpacks key vocabulary and acts as a companion supervisor, this book equips readers to traverse every step of the qualitative research journey.