A Companion to Qualitative Research

Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardoff, Ines Steinke (Editors)
Sage Publications Ltd, 2004
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Table of contents 
Cover……Page 1
Contents……Page 6
Notes on Editors and Contributors……Page 10
Preface……Page 14
Part 1: Introduction……Page 16
1 – What is Qualitative Research? An Introduction to the Field……Page 18
Part 2: Qualitative Research in Action: Paradigmatic Research Styles……Page 28
2.1 – Anselm Strauss……Page 32
2.2 – Erving Goffman……Page 39
2.3 – Harold Garfinkel and Harvey Sacks……Page 44
2.4 – Paul Willis and the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies……Page 50
2.5 – Paul Parin, Fritz Morgenthaler and Goldy Parin-Matthey……Page 55
2.6 – Clifford Geertz……Page 62
2.7 – Norman K. Denzin: Life in Transit……Page 68
2.8 – Marie Jahoda……Page 73
Part 3: The Theory of Qualitative Research……Page 78
3.1 – Phenomenological Life-world Analysis……Page 82
3.2 – Ethnomethodology……Page 87
3.3 – Symbolic Interactionism……Page 96
3.4 – Constructivism……Page 103
3.5 – Social Scientific Hermeneutics……Page 110
3.6 – Qualitative Biographical Research……Page 116
3.7 – Qualitative Generation Research……Page 123
3.8 – Life-world Analysis in Ethnography……Page 128
3.9 – Cultural Studies……Page 133
3.10 – Gender Studies……Page 138
3.11 – Organzational Analysis……Page 144
3.12 – Qualitative Evaluation Research……Page 152
Part 4: Methodology and Qualitative Research……Page 158
4.1 – Design and Process in Qualitative Research……Page 161
4.2 – Hypotheses and Prior Knowledge in Qualitative Research……Page 168
4.3 – Abduction, Deduction and Induction in Qualitative Research……Page 174
4.4 – Selection Procedures, Sampling, Case Construction……Page 180
4.5 – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: Not in Opposition……Page 187
4.6 – Triangulation in Qualitative Research……Page 193
4.7 – Quality Criteria in Qualitative Research……Page 199
Part 5: Doing Qualitative Research……Page 206
5.1 – Ways into the Field and their Variants……Page 210
5.2 – Qualitative Interviiew: An Overview……Page 218
5.3 – Interviewing as an Activity……Page 224
5.4 – Group Discussion and Focus Groups……Page 229
5.5 – Field Observation and Ethnography……Page 237
5.6 – Photography as Social Science Data……Page 246
5.7 – Reading Film: Using Films and Videos as Empirical Social Science Material……Page 252
5.8 – Electronic Process Data and Analysis……Page 258
5.9 – The Transcription of Coversations……Page 263
5.10 – The Analysis of Semi-structured Interviews……Page 268
5.11 – The Analysis of Narrative-biographical Interviews……Page 274
5.12 – Qualitative Content Analysis……Page 281
5.13 – Theoretical Coding: Text Analysis in Grounded Theory……Page 285
5.14 – Computer-assisted Analysis of Qualitative Data……Page 291
5.15 – Analysis of Documents and Records……Page 299
5.16 – Objective Hermeneutics and Hermeneutic Sociology ok Knowledge……Page 305
5.17 – Conversation Analysis……Page 311
5.18 – Genre Analysis……Page 318
5.19 – Discourse Analysis……Page 323
5.20 – Deep-structure Hermeneutics……Page 328
5.21 – The Art of Interpretation……Page 336
5.22 – The Presentation of Qualitative Research……Page 341
Part 6: Qualitative Research in Context……Page 346
6.1 – Research Ethics and Qualitative Research……Page 349
6.2 – Teaching Qualitative Research……Page 355
6.3 – Utilization of Qualitative Research……Page 364
6.4 – The Future Prospects of Qualitative Research……Page 369
6.5 – The Challenges of Qualitative Research……Page 374
6.6 – The Art of Procedure, Methodological Innovation and Theory-formation in Qualitative Research……Page 380
Part 7: Resources……Page 386
7.1 – Resources for Qualitative Researchers……Page 388
References……Page 396
Author Index……Page 436
Subject Index……Page 443