Qualitative research aims at in-depth understanding of a subject through methods such as interview, case study, observations, and others, focusing on the why and how of things some examples of qualitative research include a study on the culture of a religious school to evaluate the same as an alternative to public education, a research to increase patronage of a retail store, and more. She is the author, coauthor or editor of more than fifteen books on adult education and/or qualitative research including learning in adulthood, lifelines, the profession and practice of adult education, qualitative research and case study applications in education and the new update on adult learning theory. Expanded coverage on specific approaches such as case studies, participatory action research, and visual methods additional information about social media, online qualitative methods, and mentoring and reflexivity in qualitative methods. So that readers will recognize the important contribution qualitative studies have made in the field of special education, a range of well-known and lesser known examples of qualitative research are reviewed.
Qualitative research strategy has been widely adopted by educational researchers in order to improve the quality of their empirical studies this paper aims to introduce a generic inductive approach, pragmatic and flexible in qualitative theoretical support, by describing its application in a study. Designed to help both graduate students and start-up researchers with their own case study research, this book presents 21 individual applications together with cross-referenced discussions of key methodological issues. Abstract this qualitative study describes the physical and verbal interactions of rural children and their parents regarding reading books aloud. Qualitative research and case study applications in education revised and expanded from case study research in education qualitative research and case study.
Their sage research methods online and cases database includes contents from books, articles, encyclopedias, handbooks, and videos covering social science research design and methods including the complete little green book series of quantitative applications in the social sciences and the little blue book series of qualitative research. 'here is a qualitative research methods book that reinforces the connection between professional experience and qualitative inquiry' - robert stake, author, the art of case study research and multiple case study analysis. Books shelved as research-methods: research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches by john w creswell, the craft of research by. In this article, the authors use critical race theory (crt), paulo freire’s problem-posing method, and case study research to introduce an alternative instructional and pedagogical methodology in teacher education. Timely, authoritative, and approachable, qualitative research and case study applications in education is a practical resource that offers the information and guidance needed to manage all phases of the qualitative and case study research process.
Abstract this chapter makes the case that case study research is making a comeback in educational research because it allows researchers a broad range of methodological tools to suit the needs of answering questions of “how” and “why” within a particular real-world context. This is a pretty good textbook on qualitative research for education the author seems to be one of the more oft-quoted scholars on the topic of qualitative research in the education community. The following guidelines are provided for submissions reporting case study research aimed at understanding a bounded phenomenon by examining in depth, and in a holistic manner, one or more particular instances of the phenomenon case study research in tesol and second language acquisition (sla) has. Based on the groundbreaking work of s b merriam in case study research in education (merriam 1988), there has been significant progress in the field of qualitative research in general, and thus advances have also been made in the standardization of case studies in the field of education. It is from chapter 3, qualitative case study reseaarch in the book qualitative research: a guide to design and implementation by sharan b merriam revised and expanded from qualitative research and case study applications in education.
Qualitative research practice updated advice on using software when analysing your qualitative data new case studies which illustrate issues you may encounter and how problems have been tackled by other researchers the applications of qualitative methods to social research jane lewis and carol mcnaughton nicholls. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books my library. Qualitative research and case study applications in education has 88 ratings and 2 reviews an invaluable resource--one that will open up the conceptual. Qualitative research article: clients’ perspectives on hiv/aids care and treatment and reproductive health services in south africa phyllis orner, diane cooper, landon myer, virginia zweigenthalb, linda-gail bekkerc, and jennifer moodleya review the above article, client perspectives on hiv (pdf), and post two-sentence responses describing each of the following features of this qualitative.
Case study methodology has long been a contested terrain in social sciences research which is characterized by varying, sometimes opposing, approaches espoused by many research methodologists despite being one of the most frequently used qualitative research methodologies in educational research, the methodologists do not have a full consensus on the design and implementation of case study. Qualitative research involves looking in-depth at non-numerical data think of the word 'quality' when you think of qualitative data - you are taking a deep, quality look at a phenomenon. The general finding of this study shows that the use of tablet devices in the classroom setting has an impact on both teaching and learning practices the use of focus group interviews is a common method for gathering data in qualitative educational research and was an appropriate method to gather the ipad as a tool for education—a.
This edition also includes references to examples of actual case studies in the companion volume applications of case study research, second edition (sage, 2003) preview this book » what people are saying - write a review. Abstract qualitative case study methodology provides tools for researchers to study complex phenomena within their contexts when the approach is applied correctly, it becomes a valuable method for health science research to develop theory, evaluate programs, and develop interventions.
Drawing on more than 40 years of experience conducting applied social science research and program evaluation, author michael quinn patton has crafted the most comprehensive and systematic book on qualitative research and evaluation methods, inquiry frameworks, and analysis options available today. The purpose of a paper in the social sciences designed around a case study is to thoroughly investigate a subject of analysis in order to reveal a new understanding about the research problem and, in so doing, contributing new knowledge to what is already known from previous studies. 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.