The purpose of this introductory-level text is to provide the reader with a background for understanding the uses of qualitative research in education (and other professions), to examine its theoretical and historical underpinnings, and to provide the “how-to's” of doing qualitative research. This new edition places qualitative research within current debates about research methods and alternative ways of knowing. While the authors approach the subject from a sociological perspective, they also take care to reflect the many changes in conceptualization of qualitative research brought by post-structural and feminist thought.
1. Foundations of Qualitative Research in Education: An Introduction.
2. Research Design.
4. Qualitative Data.
5. Data Analysis.
6. Writing It Up.
7. Applied Qualitative Research for Education.
Appendix A. Examples of Observational Questions for Educational Settings.
Appendix B. Examples of Fieldnotes.