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.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Chapter Description

This chapter introduces, defines, and explains three primary components and associated concepts common to any geographic information system (GIS), including appropriate examples relevant to social science research methods. The chapter serves as a foundation for the following sections of the text. ...

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