The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780190847388

Patricia Leavy
1200 Pages
171 x 248 mm
Pub date
Jul 2020
Oxford Handbooks
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  • Includes ample methodological and research design instruction
  • Contributors are leading methodologists in their fields
  • Includes new section with chapters on different writing and representation formats

The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research, Second Edition presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary overview of the field of qualitative research. Divided into eight parts, the forty chapters address key topics in the field such as approaches to qualitative research (philosophical perspectives), narrative inquiry, field research, and interview methods, text, arts-based, and internet methods, analysis and interpretation of findings, and representation and evaluation. The handbook is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the disciplines, and the contributors represent some of the most influential and innovative researchers as well as emerging scholars.
This handbook provides a broad introduction to the field of qualitative research to those with little to no background in the subject, while providing substantive contributions to the field that will be of interest to even the most experienced researchers. It serves as a user-friendly teaching tool suitable for a range of undergraduate or graduate courses, as well as individuals working on their thesis or other research projects. With a focus on methodological instruction, the incorporation of real-world examples and practical applications, and ample coverage of writing and representation, this volume offers everything readers need to undertake their own qualitative studies.



1. Introduction by the Editor: Patricia Leavy

Part One: The Qualitative Tradition
2. Historical Overview of Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences: Svend Brinkmann, Michael Hviid Jacobsen, and Søren Kristiansen
3. The History of Historical-Comparative Methods in Sociology: Chares Demetriou and Victor Roudometof
4. The Centrality of Ethics in Qualitative Research: Anna Traianou

Part Two: Approaches to Qualitative Research
5. Philosophical Approaches to Qualitative Research: Renée Spencer, Julia M. Pryce, and Jill Walsh
6. Applied Interpretive Approaches: Sally E.Thorne
7. The Grounded Theory Method: Antony Bryant
8. Feminist Qualitative Research: Toward Transformation of Science and Social Justice: Maureen C. McHugh
9. Critical Approaches to Qualitative Research: Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Peter Chua, and Dana Collins
10. Decolonizing Research Practice: Indigenous Methodologies, Aboriginal Methods, and Knowledge/Knowing: Mike Evans, Adrian Miller, Peter Hutchinson, and Carlene Dingwall

Part Three: Narrative Inquiry, Field Research, and Interview Methods
11. Practicing Narrative Inquiry II: Making Meanings Move: Arthur P. Bochnerand Andrew F. Herrmann
12. Ethnography: Anthony Kwame Harrison
13. Practicing Autoethnograhy and Living the Autoethnographic Life: Carolyn Ellis and Tony E. Adams
14. Duoethnography: A Polytheoretical Approach to (Re)Storing, (Re)Storying the Meanings that One Give: Joe Norris and Rick Sawyer
15. Unstructured and Semi-Structured Interviewing: Svend Brinkmann
16. Oral History Interviewing: With Purpose and Critical Awareness: Valerie J. Janesick
17. Focus Group Research: Retrospect and Prospect: George Kamberelis and Greg Dimitriadis
18. Museum Studies: Erica L. Tucker

Part Four: Text, Arts-Based, and Internet Methods
19. Content Analysis: Lindsay Prior
20. Photography as a Research Method: Gunilla Holm
21. Arts-Based Research Practice: Merging Social Research and the Creative Arts: Gioia Chilton and Patricia Leavy
22. Qualitative Approaches in Internet-Mediated Research: Opportunities, Issues, Possibilities: Claire Hewson

Part Five: Multi-Method, Mixed Methods, and Participatory Designs
23. Case Study Research: In-Depth Understanding in Context: Helen Simons
24. Program Evaluation: Paul R.Brandon and Anna L. Ah Sam
25. Community-Based Research: A Grass-Roots and Social Justice Orientation to Inquiry: Margaret Boyd
26. Complex Teams and Qualitative Research: Judith Davidson
27. Qualitative Disaster Research: DeeDee M. Bennett, Mark R. Landahl, Brenda D.Phillips
28. Conducting Mixed Methods Research: Using Dialectical Pluralism and Social Psychological Strategies: Susan A. Tucker, R. Burke Johnson, Tony Onwuegbuzie, and Marjorie L. Icenogle

Part Six: Analysis and Interpretation
29. Qualitative Data Analysis Strategies: Johnny Saldaña
30. Computer-Assisted Analysis of Qualitative Research: Christina Silver and Ann F. Lewins
31. Interpretation Strategies in Qualitative Research: What, Why, How: Allen Trent and Jeasik Cho

Part Seven: Representation and Evaluation
32. Writing Up Qualitative Research: Jane F.Gilgun
33. Transforming Field Notes into Text: Jessica Smartt Gullion
34. Creative Approaches to Writing: Sandra L. Faulkner and Sheila Squillante
35. Scripting Ethnodrama: Joe Salvatore
36. Write-Reach-Repeat: The Role and Rise of Public Intellectualism in Qualitative Research: Robin M. Boylorn
37. Evaluating Qualitative Research 2.0: Jeasik Cho and Allen Trent

Part Eight: Conclusion: Politics, Pedagogy, and the Public
38. The Politics of Research: Michael D. Giardina and Joshua I. Newman
39. Superheroes and Superpowers: Contemplative, Creative, and De/Colonial Approaches to Teaching Qualitative Research: Kakali Bhattacharya
40. A Changing Terrain: Qualitative Research in the Age of Transdisciplinarity and Public Scholarship: Patricia Leavy

About the author: 

Patricia Leavy, Independent Researcher
Patricia Leavy, PhD, is a leading researcher, acclaimed author, and public speaker. She has published more than twenty-five books, including Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches, Handbook of Arts-Based Research, Method Meets Art, The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship, and the novels Spark, Blue, American Circumstance, and Low-Fat Love. She is also series creator and editor for eight book series with Oxford University Press and Brill-Sense, including the ground-breaking Social Fictions series. She has blogged for The Creativity Post, The Huffington Post, Mogul, and We Are the Real Deal and is cofounder and co-editor-in-chief of Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal. She has received career awards from the New England Sociological Association, the American Creativity Association, the American Educational Research Association, the National Art Education Association, and the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, and the State University of New York at New Paltz has established the "Patricia Leavy Award for Art and Social Justice."

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