Exploring 100 key questions (and answers) on the nature and practice of qualitative inquiry, this unique book addresses the practical decisions that researchers must make in their work, from the design of the study, through ethics approval, implementation, and writing. The book’s quick-scan, question-and-answer format make it ideal as a supplementary text or as a ready reference for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams and writing research proposals, undergraduates in affiliated programs who will not be taking a primary course in qualitative research methods, and researchers working across disciplines in academic or practice environments.

How Can I Use Documents in My Qualitative Study?

How Can I Use Documents in My Qualitative Study?

There are many different ways to use documents in qualitative research, beyond the typical use of these materials for the literature review and/or to inform the design of the project. Documents can be used as the sole focus for data collection and analysis, or they may be used as tools within another data collection method to complement that approach. It is important to first consider what is meant by the term “document,” as a text can take many forms; a document may be an excerpt of a poem, a publication, a website, or another form of textual material. A document may also be a photograph, a map, ...

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