ISBN-13: 9780761943310 / Angielski / Miękka / 2006 / 195 str.
This is an accessible and practical guide to qualitative techniques for students and researchers across the social and health sciences. An essential companion for any student, the book provides a wide-ranging coverage of qualitative methods complemented by extended illustration from the array of academic disciplines in which qualitative research is found and employed. Comprehensive in its range of topics, each entry includes: *A concise definition of the method *A description of distinctive features *Examples to convey the flavour of a technique or principle *A critical and reflective evaluation of the method or approach under consideration *Cross references to associated concepts within the dictionary *A list of key readings Written in a lively and reader-friendly style, this is an essential study guide for students and first-time researchers. It is a primary source of reference for advanced study, a necessary supplement to established textbooks, and a comprehensive reference guide to the specialized language of qualitative research across the social sciences.