Offers immensely practical advice and technical expertise to aid researchers in making sense of their collected data. Authors Juliet Corbin and the late Anselm Strauss (co-creator of Grounded Theory) present methods that enable researchers to analyze and interpret their data, and ultimately build theory from it. Highly accessible in their approach, Corbin and Strauss provide a step-by-step guide to the research act–from the formation of the research question through several approaches to coding and analysis, to reporting on the research. Full of definitions and illustrative examples, this book concludes with chapters that present criteria for evaluating a study, as well as responses to common questions posed by students of qualitative research.

Future Opportunities for Social Research and GIS

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This chapter explores the important role that GIS can play in the toolbox of the social scientist. As a research tool in the social sciences, GIS have not been explored and applied to nearly the same depth relative to applications in the natural resource sciences, ...

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