Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry, Paperback / softback Book

Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry Paperback / softback

Part of the Qualitative Essentials series

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The second edition of Maria J. Mayan’s Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry is written for newcomers interested in applied research, regardless of discipline.

It provides what the reader needs to begin to explore, appreciate, and deeply understand our social world.

The new edition maintains the straightforward, conversational style and passionate support for qualitative work of the first edition while addressing numerous changes in the field. Mayan avoids paint-by-number formulas while helping novices learn many of the approaches, methodologies, and techniques used by experienced researchers.

She helps readers confront the ambiguities and ethical issues in doing a field project and addresses some of the main debates in the field.

After nearly three decades of teaching this subject herself, Mayan can anticipate and address the most common questions students will raise. Features of the new edition include:More emphasis on theoretical orientationsAdded sections on arts-based research, mixed methods, systematic reviews, and participatory researchA unique approach to conducting qualitative analysisAdvice on self-care for the researcherSummary tables, appendices with useful tools and templates, and practical exercises at the end of each chapter make this the perfect vehicle to introduce students to the complex world of qualitative inquiry


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