Understanding and Evaluating Qualitative Educational Research

Illustrating the techniques of qualitative research to help readers learn to read, analyze, and design studies themselves

Taking a well-rounded and practical look at qualitative educational research, this book focuses on the diverse ways that qualitative researchers design their studies, and illustrates the wide range of techniques with myriad examples. Each example within a category of qualitative research—ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology, case study, action research, narrative, and mixed methods—is accompanied by commentary from the editor regarding the particular approach used. The text concludes with an “Issues and Concepts” section that addresses issues that are at the forefront of this rapidly changing field.

Key Features

Distinguishes among major qualitative research approaches to help readers connect qualitative methods with completed research studies; Shows students how to read, analyze, and design their own qualitative research studies; Covers current issues in qualitative educational research

High-Quality Ancillaries

An open-access student study site at http://www.sagepub.com/lichtmanreadings provides access to articles.

Includes Articles From the Following Journals

Action Research

American Educational Research Journal

American Journal of Medical Quality

Community College Review

The Counseling Psychologist

Educational Researcher

Journal of Contemporary Ethnography

Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies

Journal of Mixed Methods Research

Journal of Research in Nursing

The Journal of School Nursing

NASSP Bulletin

Organizational Research Methods

Qualitative Health Research

Qualitative Inquiry

The Qualitative Report

Qualitative Research

Qualitative Social Work

Television & New Media

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