The Second Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology provides comprehensive coverage of the qualitative methods, strategies, and research issues in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology has been transformed since the first edition's publication. Responding to this evolving field, existing chapters have been updated while three new chapters have been added on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation, and Netnography. With a focus on methodological progress throughout, the chapters are organised into three sections: Section One: Methods Section Two: Perspectives and Techniques Section Three: Applications In the field of psychology and beyond, this handbook will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.
Chapter 34: Review and Prospect
Review and Prospect
In our Introduction to this second edition of the handbook we were in celebratory mode, describing qualitative research in psychology as expanding, innovating and diversifying in all sorts of ways. We are thrilled that since the last edition in 2008 there have been some real breakthroughs for qualitative research in psychology. Probably the most notable of these was the establishment by the American Psychological Association (APA) of the journal Qualitative Psychology in 2013. More generally, qualitative research in psychology has become increasingly popular, more new journals have been launched and more special editions devoted to qualitative work have been published. The production of the first edition of ...