Publisher description for Qualitative research design : an interactive approach / Joseph A. Maxwell.

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Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition provides researchers and students a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. A bestseller in its first edition, this invaluable book presents an innovative approach to the components of design and how they interact with each other. The text presents a clear strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components and highlights key design issues. Based on a course the author taught for seven years at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the work is written in an informal, jargon-free style and incorporates many examples and hands-on exercises. This edition includes new or substantially expanded discussions of
* Research paradigms
* Defining a research problem
* Site and participant selection
* Relationships with research participants
* Data analysis
* Reliability and validity
Qualitative Research Design presents a flexible, systemic model of design, which is perfect for designing studies and research proposals. Experienced researchers will welcome author Joseph A. Maxwell’s refreshing approach and clear, direct style, and professors across the social sciences will find this an invaluable text for graduate research courses.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Research -- Methodology.