Reconceptualizing Qualitative Research

Author: Mirka Koro-Ljungberg
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483351726
Format: PDF
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Reconceptualizing Qualitative Research: Methodologies without Methodology calls for qualitative research that is complex, situational, theoretically situated, and yet productive. Author Mirka Koro-Ljungberg challenges ideas about data, research design, and researcher responsibility that are often taken for granted, provoking readers to rethink beliefs, paradigms, processes, and methodological frameworks. Written in a clear, conversational style, the book compels readers to think about qualitative research differently—often in creative ways—and to continuously question existing narratives and dogmas.

Evaluating Qualitative Research

Author: Jeasik Cho
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199330018
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Qualitative researchers read journal articles, serve on masters' and doctoral committees, make careful decisions on whether conference proposals, manuscripts, or large-scale grant applications should be accepted or rejected; yet, best practices on how to do this work thoroughly and efficiently have gained little attention over the last few decades. Evaluating Qualitative Research provides expert insight and advice on how to evaluate the merit of qualitative research in the academic community. As one of the first works of literature to address this gap in the exploration of theory, practice, and reflection that comes with the evaluation of qualitative research, author Jeasik Cho constructs a typology of evaluation by examining actual information collected from a variety of websites and relevant journals. By analyzing a host of journals' established review guidelines and assessment apparatuses, Cho presents readers with the core criteria that stands out amongst these tools. As a result, readers will be able to confidently agree upon the standards for how to best evaluate qualitative research not only for their work but for the community at large.

Qualitative Research

Author: Johnny Saldana
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506305504
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Qualitative Research: Analyzing Life presents a fresh approach to teaching and learning qualitative methods for social inquiry—one that focuses on analysis from the very beginning of the text. By exploring qualitative research through a unique analytic lens, then cumulatively elaborating on methods in each successive chapter, this innovative work cultivates a skill set and literacy base that prepares readers to work strategically with empirical materials in their own fieldwork. Renowned authors Johnny Saldaña and Matt Omasta combine clear, accessible writing and analytic insight to show that analysis, in its broadest sense, is a process undertaken throughout the entire research experience.

Reconceptualizing Social Policy

Author: Amanda Coffey
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335224555
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How can sociological perspectives help us make sense of contemporary social policy? How has the discipline of social policy engaged in recent sociological debates and developments? This book provides a variety of sociological frameworks for understanding contemporary social policy. It explores how sociological perspectives may be used to theorize, conceptualize and research social policy. Amanda Coffey captures the different ways in which social policy can be understood - as academic discipline, policy process, service provision and lived experience. The book engages with a range of policy areas and client groups, and pays attention to sociodemographic categories such as gender, 'race', class and age. Themes include: The body and processes of embodiment Citizenship and identity Equality and differences Space and time Research and representation Reconceptualizing Social Policy is a key text for students and lecturers in sociology and social policy.

Reconceptualizing Social Policy Sociological Perspectives On Contemporary Social Policy

Author: Coffey, Amanda
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335206298
Format: PDF
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How can sociological perspectives help us make sense of contemporary social policy? How has the discipline of social policy engaged in recent sociological debates and developments? This book provides a variety of sociological frameworks for understanding contemporary social policy. It explores how sociological perspectives may be used to theorize, conceptualize and research social policy. Amanda Coffey captures the different ways in which social policy can be understood - as academic discipline, policy process, service provision and lived experience. The book engages with a range of policy areas and client groups, and pays attention to sociodemographic categories such as gender, 'race', class and age. Themes include: The body and processes of embodiment Citizenship and identity Equality and differences Space and time Research and representation Reconceptualizing Social Policy is a key text for students and lecturers in sociology and social policy.

Re conceptualizing Enterprise Information Systems

Author: Charles Moller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364228826X
Format: PDF
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This book constitutes the post conference proceedings of the 5th International IFIP Working Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems (CONFENIS 2011), held in Aalborg, Denmark, October 16-18, 2011. The 12 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 103 submissions. The papers are organized in four sections on conceptualizing enterprise information systems; emerging topics in enterprise information systems; enterprise information systems as a service; and new perspectives on enterprise information systems. These papers are complemented by two keynotes and a short summary of the co-located Workshop on Future Enterprise Information Systems using Lego Serious Games.

Reconceptualizing Teaching Practice

Author: Mary Lynn Hamilton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135708002
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Over the past ten years there has been increased interest in research on various aspects of teacher education, ranging from the preparation of teachers to continuing professional development. The increase of interest in how teachers become competent in very complex social settings is a result of a general recognition by researchers and policy makers alike that teachers are the key to any serious efforts at educational reform. This book addresses a variety of issues surrounding the field of inquiry into teaching practice that has become known as 'self-study', equivalent in many ways to the 'action research' movement, but at tertiary level.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research

Author: Norman K. Denzin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974178
Format: PDF
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Now in its fourth edition, this handbook is an essential resource for those interested in all aspects of qualitative research, and has been extensively revised and updated to cover new topics including applied ethnography, queer theory and auto-ethnography.

Reconceptualising Work with carers

Author: Kirsten Stalker
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843101185
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Demonstrating the scope and diversity of 'caring', the contributors highlight the positive aspects of caring and the interdependence of many caring relationships but also broach the sensitive and complex subject of 'poor' care and the importance of identifying and meeting the needs of 'hidden carers'.

Qualitative inquiry and the politics of evidence

Author: Norman K. Denzin
Publisher: Left Coast Pr
ISBN: 9781598743227
Format: PDF
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What is evidence in qualitative inquiry and how is it evaluated? What is true or false in research is strongly influenced by socially defined criteria and by the politics of academia. In providing an alternative to conservative science, qualitative researchers are often victimized by these politics. The use of qualitative evidence within the policy arena is also subject to social and political factors. Within qualitative inquiry itself, evidence is defined differently in different discoursesalaw, medicine, history, cultural, or performance studies. The interdisciplinary, international group of contributors to this volume address these questions in an attempt to create evidential criteria for qualitative work. Sponsored by the International Center for Qualitative Inquiry.