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Counter An invaluable resource--one that will open up the conceptual world of qualitative research and provide the step-by-step direction needed to translate those concepts into practice. -- M. Carolyn Clark, Department of Educational Human Resource Development, College of Education, Texas A&M University Since Merriam's definitive Case Study Research in Education first appeared in 1988, significant advances have occurred in the field of qualitative research. To meet the demand for a book that reflects these important changes, Merriam has completely revised and updated her classic work. Timely, authoritative, and approachable, Qualitative Research and Case Study Applications in Education is a practical resource that offers the information and guidance needed to manage all phases of the qualitative and case study research process. Contents Part One: the Design of Qualitative Research 1. What is Qualitative Research? 2. Case Studies as Qualtitative Research 3. Designing the Study and Selecting a Sample Part Two: Collecting Qualitative Data 4. Conducting Effective Interviews 5. Being a Careful Observer 6. Mining Data from Documents 7. Collecting Data in Case Studies Part Three: Analyzing and Reporting Qualitative Data 8. Analytic Techniques and Data Management 9. Levels of Analysis 10. Dealing with Validity, Reliability and Ethics 11. Writing Reports and Case Studies Sharan B. Merriam is professor of adult and continuing education at the University of Georgia.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Education Research Methodology, Education Research Case studies, Case method