ERIC Number: ED500410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-28
Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials. Third Edition
Denzin, Norman K., Ed.; Lincoln, Yvonna, Ed.
SAGE Publications (CA)
This book is the third volume of the paperback versions of "The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Third Edition." This portion of the handbook considers the tasks of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting empirical materials, and comprises the Handbook's Parts IV ("Methods of Collecting and Analyzing Empirical Materials") and V ("The Art and Practices of Interpretation, Evaluation, and Presentation"). "Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials, Third Edition" introduces the researcher to basic methods of gathering, analyzing and interpreting qualitative empirical materials. Part I moves from interviewing to observing, to the use of artifacts, documents and records from the past; to visual, and autoethnographic methods. It then takes up analysis methods, including computer-assisted methodologies, as well as strategies for analyzing talk and text. This Third Edition contains a new Reader's Guide prepared by the editors that helps students and researchers navigate through the chapters, locating the different methodologies, methods, techniques, issues, and theories relevant to their work. It presents an abbreviated Glossary of terms that offer students and researchers a ready resource to help decode the language of qualitative research. The book offers recommended Readings that provide readers with additional sources on specific topic areas linked to their research. This text is designed for graduate students taking classes in social research methods and qualitative methods as well as researchers throughout the social sciences and in some fields within the humanities. An introductory chapter, "The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research," by editors Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, begins the book. Part I, Methods of Collecting and Analyzing Empirical Materials, contains chapters: (2) Narrative Inquiry: Multiple Lenses, Approaches, Voices (Susan E. Chase); (3) Arts-Based Inquiry: Performing Revolutionary Pedagogy (Susan Finley); (4) The Interview: From Neutral Stance to Political Involvement (Andrea Fontana and James H. Frey); (5) Recontextualizing Observation: Ethnography, Pedagogy, and the Prospects for a Progressive Political Agenda (Michael V. Angrosino); (6) What's New Visually? (Douglas Harper); (7) Autoethnography: Making the Personal Political (Stacy Holman Jones); (8) The Methods, Politics, and Ethics of Representation in Online Ethnography (Annette N. Markham); (9) Analytic Perspectives (Paul Atkinson and Sara Delamont); (10) Foucault's Methodologies: Archeaology and Genealogy (James Joseph Scheurich and Kathryn Bell McKenzie); (11) Analyzing Talk and Text (Anssi Perakyla); and (12) Focus Groups: Strategic Articulations of Pedagogy, Politics, and Inquiry (George Kamberelis and Greg Dimitriadis). Part II, The Art and Practices of Interpretation, Evaluation, and Representation, contains chapters: (13) Relativism, Criteria, and Politics (John K. Smith and Phil Hodkinson); (14) Emancipatory Discourses and the Ethics and Politics of Interpretation (Norman K. Denzin); (15) Writing: A Method of Inquiry (Laurel Richardson and Elizabeth Adams St. Pierre); (16) Poetics for a Planet: Discourse on Some Problems of Being-in-Place (Ivan Brady); (17) Cultural Poesis: The Generativity of Emergent Things (Kathleen Stewart); (18) "Aria in Time of War:" Investigative Poetry and the Politics of Witnessing (Stephen J. Hartnett and Jeremy D. Engels); and (19) Qualitative Evaluation and Changing Social Policy (Ernest R. House). Also included are a reader's guide, suggested readings, an author index, and subject index.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Focus Groups, Ethnography, Social Sciences, Politics, Genealogy, Ethics, Researchers, Guides, Data Analysis, Glossaries, Inquiry, Interviews, Observation, Information Technology, Internet, Archaeology, Educational Research, Technology Uses in Education, Discourse Analysis, Critical Theory, Humanities, War, Social Environment, Textbooks
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