Qualitative Research in Practice: Examples for Discussion and Analysisreviewed by Joanne Bookmyer — 2003
Sharon Merriam compiled Qualitative Research in Practice:
Examples for Discussion and Analysis as a resource to be used
with standardized texts on qualitative research.
Part One provides a brief overview of what qualitative research
is, along with information on assessing and evaluating qualitative
studies. The heart of the text, though, is Part Two, a
compendium of sixteen research articles that serve as an
introduction to different types of qualitative research and
exemplify the process of interpretive qualitative inquiry.
Each of these studies is accompanied by a reflection piece, advice,
and observations written by the study’s author.
Graduate students, and both novice and seasoned researchers will
likely find something useful within these pages. Students and
those new to qualitative methodologies will appreciate the
pragmatic approach Merriam takes in detailing what all qualitative
inquiry has in common, as well as distinguishing among the
different approaches to qualitative research.
The first chapter summarizes eight widely recognized approaches
that vary both in form and purpose: basic interpretive,
phenomenological, grounded theory, biographical, historical,
participatory and... (preview truncated at 150 words.) Title:
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- Joanne Bookmyer
CRESS, School of Education, UC Davis
Dr. Joanne Bookmyer conducts research and evaluation activities for the CRESS Center, School of Education, UC Davis. She is a graduate of Arizona State University. Her current interests include teacher development and program evaluation.