Introducing Qualitative Research is an ideal starter text for those new to the field, providing thorough coverage of all the core areas of qualitative research practice. Rose Barbour draws on her extensive teaching experience to provide a clear, user-friendly introduction to the craft of doing qualitative research. Each chapter comes with a range of exercises and with excerpts of genuine qualitative data that help the reader get a good feel for the process of generating and analysing qualitative data. Barbour's hands-on explanatory style used throughout makes this the ideal textbook for students of qualitative methods courses in any social science discipline, and for students or novice researchers doing research projects using qualitative approaches.

Complex Research Designs in Practice

Esoteric discussions about the epistemology and ontology of qualitative research notwithstanding, our studies are carried out in the real world, where the funding climate, the structure of academic careers and publishing requirements inevitably colour our endeavours and outputs. Moreover, many of those who employ ...

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