Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches by John W. Creswell, Cheryl N. Poth 4th Edition (1506330207) (9781506330204)

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In the revised Fourth Edition of the best-selling text, John W. Creswell and new co-author Cheryl N. Poth explore the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of five qualitative inquiry approaches: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study..

In the revised Fourth Edition of the best-selling text, John W. Creswell and new co-author Cheryl N. Poth explore the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of five qualitative inquiry approaches: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. Preserving Creswell's signature writing style, the authors compare the approaches and relate research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry in a highly accessible manner. Featuring new content, articles, pedagogy, references, and expanded coverage of ethics throughout, the Fourth Edition is an ideal introduction to the theories, strategies, and practices of qualitative inquiry.


Content -


1. Introduction


Purpose and Rationale for the Book
 


What Is New in This Edition
 


Positioning Ourselves
 


Definition of Qualitative Research
 


Selection of the Five Approaches
 


Key Book Readings
 


Audience
 


Organization
 


 


2. Philosophical Assumptions and Interpretive Frameworks


Questions for Discussion
 


Situating Philosophy and Interpretive Frameworks Within the Research Process
 


Philosophical Assumptions
 


Interpretive Frameworks
 


The Practice of Using Interpretive Frameworks in Qualitative Research
 


Linking Philosophy and Interpretive Frameworks in Qualitative Research
 


Chapter Check-In
 


Summary
 


Further Readings
 


 


3. Designing a Qualitative Study


Questions for Discussion
 


The Characteristics of Qualitative Research
 


When to Use Qualitative Research
 


What a Qualitative Study Requires From Us
 


The Features of a “Good” Qualitative Study
 


The Process of Designing a Qualitative Study
 


Ethics in Qualitative Research
 


The Design Structures of a Plan or Proposal
 


Chapter Check-In
 


Summary
 


Further Readings
 


 


4. Five Qualitative Approaches to Inquiry


Questions for Discussion
 


Deciding Among the Five Approaches
 


Narrative Research
 


Phenomenological Research
 


Grounded Theory Research
 


Ethnographic Research
 


Case Study Research
 


Comparing the Five Approaches
 


Chapter Check-In
 


Summary
 


Further Readings
 


 


5. Five Different Qualitative Studies


Questions for Discussion
 


A Narrative Study (Chan, 2010; see Appendix B)
 


A Phenomenological Study (Anderson & Spencer, 2002; see Appendix C)
 


A Grounded Theory Study (Harley et al., 2009; see Appendix D)
 


An Ethnographic Study (Mac an Ghaill & Haywood, 2015; see Appendix E)
 


A Case Study (Frelin, 2015; see Appendix F)
 


Differences Among the Approaches
 


Chapter Check-In
 


Summary
 


Further Readings
 


 


6. Introducing and Focusing the Study


Questions for Discussion
 


Interrelating the Study Problem, Purpose, and Questions Within Research
 


The Research Problem Statement
 


The Purpose Statement
 


The Research Questions
 


Chapter Check-In
 


Summary
 


Further Readings
 


 


7. Data Collection


Questions for Discussion
 


The Data Collection Circle
 


Five Approaches Compared
 


Chapter Check-In
 


Summary
 


Further Readings
 


 


8. Data Analysis and Representation


Questions for Discussion
 


Ethical Considerations for Data Analysis
 


Three Analysis Strategies
 


The Data Analysis Spiral
 


Analysis Within Approaches to Inquiry
 


Comparing the Five Approaches
 


Computer Use in Qualitative Data Analysis
 


Chapter Check-In
 


Summary
 


Further Readings
 


 


9. Writing a Qualitative Study


Questions for Discussion
 


Ethical Considerations for Writing
 


Several Writing Strategies
 


Overall and Embedded Writing Strategies
 


A Comparison of Writing Structures Across Approaches
 


Chapter Check-In
 


Summary
 


Further Readings
 


 


10. Standards of Validation and Evaluation


Questions for Discussion
 


Validation and Reliability in Qualitative Research
 


Evaluation Criteria
 


Comparing the Evaluation Standards of the Five Approaches
 


Chapter Check-In
 


Summary
 


Further Readings
 


 


11. “Turning the Story” and Conclusion


Turning the Story
 


A Case Study: “Campus Response to a Student Gunman”
 


A Case Study
 


A Narrative Study
 


A Phenomenology
 


A Grounded Theory Study
 


An Ethnography
 


Conclusion
 


Chapter Check-In
 


 


Appendix A. An Annotated Glossary of Terms


 


Appendix B. A Narrative Research Study—“Living in the Space Between Participant and Researcher as a Narrative Inquirer: Examining Ethnic Identity of Chinese Canadian Students as Conflicting Stories to Live By”


 


Appendix C. A Phenomenological Study—“Cognitive Representations of AIDS”


 


Appendix D. A Grounded Theory Study—“Developing Long-Term Physical Activity Participation: A Grounded Theory Study With African American Women”


 


Appendix E. An Ethnography—“British-Born Pakistani and Bangladeshi Young Men: Exploring Unstable Concepts of Muslim, Islamophobia and Racialization”


 


Appendix F. A Case Study—“Relational Underpinnings and Professionality—A Case Study of a Teacher’s Practices Involving Students With Experiences of School Failure”


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