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Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches

Author: Creswell, J. W.
Type: Book
Year: 2007


This book explores the philosophical underpinnings, history and key elements of five qualitative inquiry traditions: biography, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography and case study. The author relates research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry and compares each of the research strategies for theoretical frameworks, writing introduction to studies, collecting data, analyzing data, writing the narrative, and employing standards of quality and verifying results. Five journal articles in the appendix offer fascinating reading as well as examples of the five different qualitative designs.

Further Details

Short Title: Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design
Pages: 395
Publish Location: Thousand Oaks, California
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN/ISSN: 9781412916073
Accession Number: July, 2010
Work Type: Book
Keywords: qualitative inquiry, biography, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, case study
Reads: 223