Qualitative Research

Analyzing Life
Author: Johnny Saldana,Matt Omasta
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506305512
Category: Social Science
Page: 472
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Qualitative Research: Analyzing Life presents a fresh approach to teaching and learning qualitative methods for social inquiry—one that focuses on analysis from the very beginning of the text. By exploring qualitative research through a unique analytic lens, then cumulatively elaborating on methods in each successive chapter, this innovative work cultivates a skill set and literacy base that prepares readers to work strategically with empirical materials in their own fieldwork. Renowned authors Johnny Saldaña and Matt Omasta combine clear, accessible writing and analytic insight to show that analysis, in its broadest sense, is a process undertaken throughout the entire research experience.

The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers


Author: Johnny Saldana
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943590
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy Johnny Saldaña’s unique and invaluable manual demystifies the qualitative coding process with a comprehensive assessment of different coding types, examples and exercises. The ideal reference for students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, it is essential reading across the social sciences and neatly guides you through the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. Its wide array of strategies, from the more straightforward to the more complex, is skillfully explained and carefully exemplified providing a complete toolkit of codes and skills that can be applied to any research project. For each code Saldaña provides information about the method's origin, gives a detailed description of the method, demonstrates its practical applications, and sets out a clearly illustrated example with analytic follow-up. Now with a companion website, the book is supported by: SAGE journal articles showing coding being applied to real research Sample transcripts highlighting coding techniques Links to CAQDAS sites to introduce relevant software Practical student exercises Links to video and digital content This international bestseller is an extremely usable, robust manual and is a must-have resource for qualitative researchers at all levels. Click here for a listing of Johnny Saldaña's upcoming workshops. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods


Author: Mike Allen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483381420
Category: Social Science
Page: 2064
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Communication research is evolving and changing in a world of online journals, open-access, and new ways of obtaining data and conducting experiments via the Internet. Although there are generic encyclopedias describing basic social science research methodologies in general, until now there has been no comprehensive A-to-Z reference work exploring methods specific to communication and media studies. Our entries, authored by key figures in the field, focus on special considerations when applied specifically to communication research, accompanied by engaging examples from the literature of communication, journalism, and media studies. Entries cover every step of the research process, from the creative development of research topics and questions to literature reviews, selection of best methods (whether quantitative, qualitative, or mixed) for analyzing research results and publishing research findings, whether in traditional media or via new media outlets. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of theories and methods traditionally used in communication research, other entries discuss important trends influencing the future of that research, including contemporary practical issues students will face in communication professions, the influences of globalization on research, use of new recording technologies in fieldwork, and the challenges and opportunities related to studying online multi-media environments. Email, texting, cellphone video, and blogging are shown not only as topics of research but also as means of collecting and analyzing data. Still other entries delve into considerations of accountability, copyright, confidentiality, data ownership and security, privacy, and other aspects of conducting an ethical research program. Features: 652 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes available in choice of electronic or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of communication research to more easily locate directly related entries. Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field of communication research; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; a Glossary introducing the terminology of the field; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross-References to related entries to guide students further in their research journeys. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross-References combine to provide robust search-and-browse in the e-version.

FieldWorking

Reading and Writing Research
Author: Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780133002119
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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Presents specific methods and models for carrying out all phases of field-based research, and offers hands-on practice. This title addresses the reading, writing, listening and speaking techniques necessary for understanding, interpreting and presenting the lives of those interviewed.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Anthropology

The Exploration of Human Diversity
Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780072426526
Category: Social Science
Page: 738
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Research Writing Revisited

A Sourcebook for Teachers
Author: Pavel Zemliansky,Wendy Bishop
Publisher: Boynton/Cook Publishers
ISBN: 9780867095555
Category: Education
Page: 231
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The time has come to brush the dust off research-writing pedagogy and reimagine it into the twenty-first century classroom with fresh approaches that breathe life into both the papers themselves and the instruction that supports them.

Mirror for humanity

a concise introduction to cultural anthropology
Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780072414875
Category: Social Science
Page: 327
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Living Folklore, 2nd Edition

An Introduction to the Study of People and Their Traditions
Author: Martha Sims,Martine Stephens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 325
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Living Folklore is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to folklore as it is lived, shared and practiced in contemporary settings. Drawing on examples from diverse American groups and experiences, this text gives the student a strong foundation—from the field's history and major terms to theories and interpretive approaches. Living Folklore moves beyond genres and classifications, and encourages students who are new to the field to see the study of folklore as a unique approach to understanding people, communities, and day-to-day artistic communication. This revised edition incorporates new examples, research, and theory along with added discussion of digital and online folklore.