The Pull of the Earth

Author: Laurie Thorp
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759107830
Format: PDF
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A literary ethnography of how a garden at an underserved school changed the educational environment.

Writing in the San d

Author: Keyan G. Tomaselli
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759113831
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Writing in the San/d details experiences and encounters with First People's ('Bushmen') living in the Kalahari Desert (Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa) (1995-2004), and a Khoi (1984) community in the eastern Cape, South Africa.

Pursuing Hollywood

Author: Nathaniel Kohn
Publisher: Altamira Pr
Format: PDF
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A former Hollywood screenwriter and producer (Zulu Dawn) recounts his experiences and relates them to communication and cultural theory.

Engaging Crystallization in Qualitative Research

Author: Laura L. Ellingson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412959063
Format: PDF, ePub
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Engaging Crystallization in Qualitative Research, the first "how to" book to both explain and demonstrate crystallization methodology, offers a framework for blending grounded theory and other social scientific analyses with creative representations of data, such as narratives, poetry, and film. Author Laura L. Ellingson explores relevant epistemological questions that arise when crossing methodological boundaries, provides detailed steps for design and planning, offers guidelines for improving both social scientific and creative/artistic writing, and suggests strategies for targeting publication outlets for multigenre representations.

Turning Points In Qualitative Research

Author: Lincoln
Publisher: AltaMira Press
ISBN: 058547141X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a book of signposts, of key turning points, of Gregory Bateson's 'knots tied in a handkerchief.' Each article reproduced in this volume, edited by leading qualitative methodologists Lincoln and Denzin, represents one of these turning points in qualitative research, a revolution in the way research is conceptualized and practiced. Authority, representation, legitimation, ethics, methods, presentation, even the purpose of qualitative research, have all been transformed by these articles and the authors who penned them. Bringing together the work of scholars from Haraway to Geertz, Mead to Mishler, Clifford to Conquergood, Laurel Richardson to Miles Richardson, the editors are able trace the changes in the discipline over the past five decades. A necessary addition to the shelf of all researchers, it will also be a key textbook for training the next generation of scholars in the history and trajectory of qualitative research.

Qualitative Methods in International Relations

Author: A. Klotz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230584128
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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We still lack practical answers to one of the most basic questions in empirical research:How should researchers interpret meanings? The contributors take seriously the goals of both post-modernist and positivist researchers, as they offer detailed guidance on how to apply specific tools of analysis and how to circumvent their inherent limitations.