Qualitative Dissertation Table Of Contents

Table of contents for Qualitative research design : an interactive approach / Joseph A. Maxwell.

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Contents Preface Preface to the First Edition 1. A Model for Qualitative Research Design EXAMPLE 1.1: The Evolution of a Research Design The Organization of This Book The Exercises in This Book Notes 2. Goals: Why Are You Doing This Study? Personal, Practical, and Intellectual Goals EXAMPLE 2.1: Using Personal Experience to Choose a Dissertation Topic EXAMPLE 2.2: The Importance of Personal Values and Identity What Goals Is Qualitative Research Good For? EXAMPLE 2.3: Deciding on a Dissertation Topic Exercise 2.1: Researcher Identity Memo EXAMPLE 2.4: Researcher Identity Memo for a Study of Educational Reform in Bolivia Note 3. Conceptual Framework: What Do You Think Is Going On? Connecting With a Research Paradigm Experiential Knowledge EXAMPLE 3.1: Identity Memo on Diversity EXAMPLE 3.2: How One Researcher Used Her Personal Experience to Refocus Her Research Problem Prior Theory and Research EXAMPLE 3.3: Using Existing Theory Concept Maps Exercise 3.1: Creating a Concept Map For Your Study Other Uses of Existing Research Pilot and Exploratory Studies EXAMPLE 3.4: Using a Pilot Study to Help Design a Dissertation Thought Experiments EXAMPLE 3.5: Using a Thought Experiment to Develop a Theory of the Persistence of Illiteracy Exercise 3.2: Creating a Model of the Development of Friendship Patterns Notes 4. Research Questions: What Do You Want to Understand? EXAMPLE 4.1: The Development of Research Questions The Functions of Research Questions Research Questions and Other Kinds of Questions Research Hypotheses In Qualitative Designs Generic Questions and Particularistic Questions Instrumentalist Questions and Realist Questions Variance Questions and Process Questions Developing Research Questions Exercise 4.1: Developing Your Research Questions 5. Methods: What Will You Actually Do? Structured and Unstructured Approaches Negotiating Research Relationships EXAMPLE 5.1: Negotiating Relationships in a Practitioner Research Study Exercise 5.1: Reflecting On Your Research Relationships Site and Participant Selection Decisions About Data Collection Decisions About Data Analysis Strategies For Qualitative Data Analysis EXAMPLE 5.2: A Mismatch Between Questions and Analysis Linking Methods and Questions Exercise 5.2: Questions and Methods Matrix Notes 6. Validity: How Might You Be Wrong? The Concept of Validity Two Specific Validity Threats: Bias and Reactivity Validity Tests: A Checklist Exercise 6.1: Identifying and Dealing With Validity Threats Generalization In Qualitative Research Notes 7. Research Proposals: Presenting and Justifying a Qualitative Study The Purpose of a Proposal The Proposal as an Argument The Relationship Between Research Design and Proposal Argument A Model For Proposal Structure EXAMPLE 7.1: The Argument of a Dissertation Proposal EXAMPLE 7.2: Using Computer Mediated Communication Technology to Facilitate Students? Intellectual and Social Interaction and Learning in a Service-Learning Course Exercise 7.1: Developing a Proposal Argument Notes Appendix: An Example of a Qualitative Proposal References Index About the Author

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Research -- Methodology.

Table of contents for Designing qualitative research / Catherine Marshall, Gretchen B. Rossman.

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Contents List of Tables List of Figures List of Vignettes Preface to the Fourth Edition 1. Introduction Qualitative Research Genres The Challenges Should-Do-Ability Do-Ability Want-to-Do Ability Developing an Argument Conceptual Framework Design Soundness Researcher Competence Overview of the Book Dialogues Between Learners Further Reading 2. The ?What? of the Study: Building the Conceptual Framework Sections of the Proposal Building the Conceptual Framework: Topic, Purpose, and Significance Overview The Topic Purpose of the Study Significance and Potential Contributions Posing Research Questions Limitations of the Study Review of Related Literature Dialogues Between Learners Further Reading 3. The ?How? of the Study: Building the Research Design Meeting the Challenge Justifying Qualitative Research The Qualitative Genre and Overall Approach Overall Strategies The Setting, Site, Population, or Phenomenon Selecting a Sample of People, Actions, Events, and/or Processes The Researcher?s Role: Issues of Entry, Reciprocity, Personal Biography, and Ethics Technical Considerations Interpersonal Considerations Review Boards Planning the Exit Dialogues Between Learners Further Reading 4. Data Collection Methods Primary Methods Observation Participation Observation In-Depth Interviewing Background and Context Background and Context, and Review of Documents Issues with Transcribing and Translating Secondary and Specialized Methods Focus Groups Life Histories and Narrative Inquiry Historical Analysis Films, Videos, and Photography Interaction Analysis Unobtrusive Measures Questionnaires and Surveys Projective Techniques and Psychological Testing Using Computer and Internet Technology Dilemma Analysis Combining Data Collection Methods General Principles for Designing Data Collection Strategies Dialogues Between Learners Further Reading 5. Managing, Analyzing, and Interpreting Data Recording and Managing Data Generic Data Analysis Strategies Analytic Procedures Organizing the Data Immersion in the Data Generating Categories and Themes Coding the Data Writing Analytic Memos Offering Interpretations Searching for Alternative Understandings Writing the Report or Representing the Inquiry Dialogues Between Learners Further Reading 6. Planning Time and Resources Planning Resources for a Large Study Time Personnel Financial Resources Planning Dissertation Research Mentors and Peers Time on a Small Scale Financing Dialogues Between Learners Further Reading 7. Articulating the Value and Logic of Qualitative Research Criteria of Soundness The Design and Methods Should be Explicitly Detailed Research Questions and the Data?s Relevance Should be Made Explicit and Rigorously Argued The Study Should be Situated in a Scholarly Context Records Should be Kept Demonstrating the Essential Qualitativeness of the Questions The Value of the Qualitative Approach Demonstrating Precedents A Final Word Dialogues Between Learners References Author Index Subject Index About the Authors

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.

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