Stretching Exercises for Qualitative Researchers

Author: Valerie J. Janesick
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 150630043X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
In the new Fourth Edition of her inventive, one-of-a-kind book, “Stretching” Exercises for Qualitative Researchers, author Valerie J. Janesick uses dance, yoga, and meditation metaphors to help researchers tap into the intuitive and creative side of their research. In every chapter, “stretching” exercises help readers develop, practice, and hone fieldwork skills and vital habits of mind such as observation, interviewing, writing, creativity, technology, and analysis. While reading the book and working through the exercises, readers can complete a researcher’s reflective journal—an invaluable tool that will remain useful throughout their careers.

Stretching Exercises for Qualitative Researchers

Author: Valerie J. Janesick
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412980453
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
In this updated version of her innovative book, author Valerie J. Janesick extends her dance and yoga metaphors to strengthen her argument that tapping into one's artistic side—the side that is more creative and less inhibited—is fundamental to realizing one's potential as a qualitative researcher. This Third Edition provides a series of exercises that are both imaginative and immensely practical in helping students to see the artistic side of research.

Stretching Exercises for Qualitative Researchers

Author: Valerie J. Janesick
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761928157
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
`Overall, I consider this work to be a valuable resource for teachers and students of research, as well as researchers who want to extend or refine their skills' - Qualitative Research Journal Through the use of exercises this book helps readers develop the skills necessary to become an effective qualitative researcher. This edition includes new chapters on the analysis and interpretation of qualitative data and narrative techniques, including coverage of autobiography, biography, and life history as viable approaches to understanding the social world.

Oral History for the Qualitative Researcher

Author: Valerie J. Janesick
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606235575
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Oral history is a particularly useful way to capture ordinary people's lived experiences. This innovative book introduces the full array of oral history research methods and invites students and qualitative researchers to try them out in their own work. Using choreography as an organizing metaphor, the author presents creative strategies for collecting, representing, analyzing, and interpreting oral history data. Instructive exercises and activities help readers develop specific skills, such as nonparticipant observation, interviewing, and writing, with a special section on creating found data poems from interview transcripts. Also covered are uses of journals, court transcripts, and other documents; Internet resources, such as social networking sites; and photography and video. Emphasizing a social justice perspective, the book includes excerpts of oral histories from 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, among other detailed case examples.

Stretching Exercises for Qualitative Researchers

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1497037069
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Facts101 is your complete guide to Stretching Exercises for Qualitative Researchers. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Qualitative Research

Author: Sharon M. Ravitch
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483351750
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Focused on developing the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological knowledge needed to engage in rigorous and valid research, this introductory text provides practical explanations, exercises, and advice for how to conduct qualitative research—from design through implementation, analysis, and writing up research. Qualitative Research presents the field in a unique and meaningful way, and helps readers understand what authors Sharon M. Ravitch and Nicole Mittenfelner Carl call “criticality” in qualitative research by communicating its foundations and processes with clarity and simplicity while still capturing complexity. Packed with real-life examples of questions, issues, and situations that stem from the authors’ and their students’ research, the book humanizes the qualitative research endeavor, illustrates the types of scenarios that arise, and emphasizes the importance of actively considering paradigmatic values throughout every stage of the research process. In every chapter, the authors illustrate the qualitative research process as decidedly ideological, political, and subjective using themes of criticality, reflexivity, collaboration, and rigor.

30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher

Author: John W. Creswell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321487
Format: PDF
Download Now
30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher fills a gap in introductory literature on qualitative inquiry by providing practical "how-to" information for beginning researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Author John W. Creswell draws on years of teaching, writing, and conducting his own projects to offer effective techniques and procedures with many applied examples from research design, qualitative inquiry, and mixed methods. Creswell defines what a skill is, and acknowledges that while there may be more than 30 that an individual will use and perfect, the skills presented in this book are crucial for a new qualitative researcher starting a qualitative project.

Qualitative Research in Education

Author: Marilyn Lichtman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452289514
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Qualitative Research in Education: A User's Guide, Third Edition continues to bring together the essential elements of qualitative research, including traditions and influences in the field and practical, step-by-step coverage of each stage of the research process. Synthesizing the best thinking on conducting qualitative research in education, Marilyn Lichtman uses a conversational writing style that draws readers into the excitement of the research process.

Writing Up Qualitative Research

Author: Harry F. Wolcott
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412970113
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Using lively examples and friendly tips gleaned from his own and other researchers' experiences, and a warm, reflective writing style, Harry F Wolcott offers readers suggestions for writing up qualitative research.

Contemplative Qualitative Inquiry

Author: Valerie J. Janesick
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781611329551
Format: PDF
Download Now
Valerie J. Janesick describes how qualitative inquiry can be informed and improved through an understanding of Zen principles and practices.