Publisher description for Handbook of qualitative research / Norman K. Denzin, Yvonna S. Lincoln, editors.

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"These authors challenged my assumptions about the research process, particularly the writing of research findings. . . . they made me imagine what new directions I could take in future research projects, leaving me excited to continue learning about qualitative research. . . . Exciting the reader to continue to learn is a major accomplishment for any author. . . . the Handbook of Qualitative Research is a good financial. . . investment for graduate students, researchers and academics who are dedicated to qualitative research and want a thought-provoking reference book for their personal libraries. . . . Teachers of advanced courses in qualitative research may find this a useful text to guide seminars and discussions. . . the editors. . . have produced an impressive and comprehensive reference book. . . it fills an important gap in the current qualitative text market." --Marcia Finlayson in Canadian Journal on Aging "It is at this crucial juncture--between the increasing practice and the internal criticism of qualitative ethnographic research--that Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln's recent editorship of the Handbook of Qualitative Research is an especially welcomed contribution. . . . This may well be 'the one book on qualitative research' that one would want to take 'to a desert island,' as the editors hope. . . . We can keep a stack of must-read books at our side. Clearly, the Handbook should be in the stack, particularly if one is interested in qualitative research." --David A. Snow & Calvin Morrill in Journal of Contemporary Ethnography "It is undoubtedly the case that Norman K. Denzin, Yvonna S. Lincoln, and contributors have produced here a remarkable book, full of interest and insight, and both informative and highly readable. Given the breadth and scope of the area to which the book is directed, it deserves a readership wider than either the directed inquirer or the dedicated browser of the library reference shelves, and in this is the real achievement--to produce a work that one would confidently wish to use and reuse." --The Service Industries Journal "This is an immense volume offering a comprehensive account of qualitative research. A wealth of information, guidance, ideas, and challenging concepts is provided. For anyone who is fascinated by the research process and methodology, it is a particularly welcome resource. For the researcher less enthralled by methodology, this book will in any case amply serve his or her needs." --Bath College of Higher Education "Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln's Handbook of Qualitative Research represents a major publishing event. It comprehensively gathers together and organizes rapidly growing developments in the philosophy, theory, and method of conducting qualitative research. . . . The power and foundational core behind these developments is explosive: It is the postmodernist attack on the traditional, quantitative methods of positivist social science. In fact, this book might have well been titled the `Handbook of Postmodern Research.' " --Evaluation and Program Planning In discipline after discipline, old models, methods, and theories of research have been supplanted or supplemented by new paradigms, strategies, and techniques based on a naturalistic study of people in their social and cultural environment. The Handbook of Qualitative Research is the first attempt to synthesize this vast world of activity. The handbook moves from the theoretical to the specific, examining the various paradigms for doing qualitative work; the strategies developed for studying people in their settings; and a variety of techniques for collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting findings. Contributors to this authoritative volume come from disciplines as diverse as sociology and education, medicine and communication, anthropology and policy studies, and from three continents. Edited by two leading qualitative researchers, Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, and assisted by an international editorial board of renowned scholars, the Handbook of Qualitative Research is the essential resource for anyone doing work in this international, interdisciplinary tradition and a benchmark volume for future qualitative researchers.

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