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[p. v, TOC] Contents About the Author Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction to Qualitative Field Research Overview Naturalistic Setting Purpose of Research and Research Questions Data Analysis Reflexivity Paradigms Values Final Manuscript Overview Summary History of Qualitative Field Research Status Characteristics Summary Chapter Highlights Exercises 2. Ethical Issues in Qualitative Field Research Informed Consent Deception Confidentiality Institutional Review Board Chapter Highlights Exercises 3. Prelude to Qualitative Fieldwork Selecting a Research Topic Ethical Issues Practicality Accessibility The Familiar Versus the Unfamiliar Record Keeping Goals and Research Questions Review of Literature Final Preparations Chapter Highlights Exercises 4. The Infrastructure of Qualitative Field Research Paradigms Positivist Paradigm Interpretive Paradigm Critical Paradigm Theory Role of Theory What Is Theory? Traditions of Inquiry Chapter Highlights Exercises 5. Methodology Sampling Gaining Entre¿ Arrival in the Field Key Actors Informed Consent Field Relationships Triangulation Chapter Highlights Exercises 6. Observations Planning Observations Covert or Overt Observations Participating While Observing Observation Boundaries Structured and Unstructured Observations Focus of Observations Observations of Physical Surroundings Size Lighting Color Sounds Objects Smells Observations of Participants Physical Characteristics Behaviors Body Language Verbal Behaviors Speech Patterns Observations of Actions Ethics Summary Chapter Highlights Exercises 7. Interviews Unstructured Interviews Structured Interviews Semistructured Interviews Selecting the Appropriate Type of Interview Question Construction Framing the Interview Locating of the Interview Interview Courtesy Ethics Status Characteristics Terminating the Interview Chapter Highlights Exercises 8. Field Notes and Leaving the Field Content of Field Notes Detailed Descriptions Things Previously Forgotten Analytic Ideas and Inferences Personal Feelings Things to Do Reflexive Thoughts Guidelines for Writing Field Notes Leaving the Field Chapter Highlights Exercises 9. Coding, Memoing, and Descriptions Coding Initial Coding Focused Coding Strategies for Improving Coding Memoing Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Descriptions Thick Descriptions Research Questions Summary Chapter Highlights Exercises 10. Typologies, Taxonomies, Visuals Representations, and Themes Typologies Taxonomies Visual Representations Themes Chapter Highlights Exercises 11. Story Telling, Critical Events, and Analytic Induction Story Telling Plots Characters Place and Time Summaries and Scenes Dialogue Point of View Theme The Final Story Extended Example Critical Event Analytic Induction Interpretation Chapter Highlights Exercises 12. Evaluation Criteria and Final Manuscript Evaluation Criteria Validity and Trustworthiness Internal Validity and Credibility External Validity, Generalizability, and Transferability Reliability and Dependability Objectivity, Value Neutrality, and Confirmability Strategies for Enhancing Validity and Trustworthiness Member Checking Peer Debriefing and Expert Reviews Writing and Final Manuscript Format of the Final Manuscript Reflexivity and Objectivity The Participants? Voices Ethics Conclusion Chapter Highlights Exercises References Glossary/Index
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Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.