Table of contents for Qualitative inquiry and research design : choosing among five approaches / John W. Creswell.


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Chapter 1: Introduction
Purpose
What Is New in This Edition
Rational for This Book
Selection of the Five Approaches
Positioning Myself
Audience
Organization
Chapter 2: Philosophical, Paradigmatic, and Interpretive Frameworks
Questions for Discussion
Philosophical Assumptions
Paradigms or Worldviews
Interpretive Communities
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 3: Designing a Qualitative Study
Questions for Discussion
The Characteristics of Qualitative Research
When to Use Qualitative Research
The Process of Designing a Qualitative Study
The General Structure of a Plan or Proposal
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 4: Five Qualitative Approaches to Inquiry
Questions for Discussion
Narrative Research
Phenomenological Research
Grounded Theory Research
Ethnographic Research
Case Study Research
The Five Approaches Compared
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 5: Five Different Qualitative Studies
Questions for Discussion
A Narrative-Biographical Study (Angrosino, 1994)
A Phenomenological Study (Anderson & Spencer, 2002)
A Grounded Theory Study (Morrow & Smith, 1995)
An Ethnographic Study (Haenfler, 2004)
A Case Study (Asmussen & Creswell, 1995)
Differences Among the Approaches
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 6: Introducing and Focusing the Study
Questions for Discussion
The Research Problem
The Purpose Statement
The Research Questions
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 7: Data Collection
Questions for Discussion
The Data Collection Circle
The Site or Individual
Access and Rapport
Purposeful Sampling Strategy
Forms of Data
Recording Procedures
Field Issues
Storing Data
Five Approaches Compared
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 8: Data Analysis and Representation
Questions for Discussion
Three Analysis Strategies
The Data Analysis Spiral
Analysis Within Approaches to Inquiry
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 9: Writing a Qualitative Study
Questions for Discussion
Several Rhetorical Issues
Narrative Research Structure
Phenomenological Structure
Grounded Theory Structure
Ethnographic Structure
Case Study Structure
A Comparison of Narrative Structure
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 10: Standards of Validation and Evaluation
Questions for Discussion
Validation and Reliability in Qualitative Research
Evaluation Criteria
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 11: "Turning the Story" and Conclusions
Turning the Story
A Case Study
A Narrative Study
A Phenomenology
A Grounded Theory Study
An Ethnography
Conclusion
Exercises
Appendix A: Glossary of Terms
Appendix B: A Narrative Research Study
Appendix C: A Phenomenological Study
Appendix D: An Ethnography
Appendix E: A Case Study



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