Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation, Fourth Edition

  • 11h 1m 56s
  • Elizabeth J. Tisdell, Sharan B. Merriam
  • Gildan Media
  • 2019

The best-selling guide to qualitative research, updated and expanded.

Qualitative Research is the essential guide to understanding, designing, conducting, and presenting a qualitative research study. This fourth edition features new material covering mixed methods, action research, arts-based research, online data sources, and the latest in data analysis, including data analysis software packages as well as narrative and poetic analysis strategies. A new section offers multiple ways of presenting qualitative research findings. The accessible, jargon-free style makes this audiobook ideal for both novice and experienced researchers, emphasizing the role of a theoretical framework in designing a study while providing practical guidance.

Qualitative research reaches beyond the what, where, and when of quantitative analysis to investigate the why and how behind human behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior, but this presents a number of significant challenges. This guide is an invaluable reference for students and practitioners alike, providing the deep understanding that this sometimes difficult area of research requires to produce accurate results.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter One - What is Qualitative Research?
  • Chapter Two - Six Common Qualitative Research Designs
  • Chapter Three - Expanding the Qualitative Paradigm—Mixed Methods, Action, Critical, and Arts Based Research
  • Chapter Four - Designing Your Study and Selecting a Sample
  • Chapter Five - Conducting Effective Interviews
  • Chapter Six - Being a Careful Observer
  • Chapter Seven - Mining Data from Documents and Artifacts
  • Chapter Eight - Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Chapter Nine - Dealing with Validity, Reliability, and Ethics
  • Chapter Ten - Writing up Qualitative Research