Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach
SAGE, 2005 - Social Science - 175 pages
Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition provides researchers and students with a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. A bestseller in its First Edition, this invaluable book presents an innovative approach to the components of design and how they interact with each other. The text presents a clear strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components and highlights key design issues. Based on a course the author taught for seven years at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the work is written in an informal, jargon-free style and incorporates many examples and hands-on exercises.
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Maxwell does an excellent job of explaining the process of qualitative research. The section I found particularly interesting was the clarification on the kind of research questions that a qualitative study should be asking.
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