|About the book|
"The book makes excellent use of questions throughout, both in order to help the reader gain clarity regarding the ontological and epistemological assumptions underpinning different approaches to qualitative research, as well as to encourage reflexivity regarding the process of conducting qualitative research.
The discussion of pluralism in Part 2 of the book is detailed and helpful, providing both guidance as to how to work pluralistically, as well as offering a welcome argument in favour of llooseningthe bonds of 'methodolatry, and to allow the research to be driven by questions and curiosity rather than by the researcher's commitment to a particular methodological approach."
Carla Willig, Professor of Psychology, City University, London, UK
Providing practical guidance on carrying out qualitative research in psychology, using methods singly or in combination, this textbook supports students from the beginning of their research experience at undergraduate level through to postgraduate research and beyond.
The text introduces four widely used qualitative approaches, grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, discourse analysis and narrative analysis - and then considers ways of combining the approaches. Each chapter focuses on practical aspects of pluralistic study design and application, including participant recruitment, ethics, data interpretation and writing up.
The book reflects the latest developments in qualitative research and includes several features designed to illustrate the applications of these, including:
Contributors: Cigdem Esin, Amanda Holt, Pnina Shinebourne and Sevasti-Melissa Nolas
|About the author|
Nollaig Frost is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Middlesex University, UK. She has taught qualitative research to students at all levels for several years and has led the Pluralism in Qualitative Research (PQR) project since its inception in 2006.
|Table of contents|
Part 1: Some Core Approaches
Qualitative Research in Psychology
Grounded Theory Approaches
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Discourse Analysis Approaches
Narrative Analysis Approaches
Part 2: Combining Core Approaches
Pragmatics of Pluralistic Qualitative Research
Interpreting Data Pluralistically
Writing Up Pluralistic Qualitative Research