Table of contents for A guide to qualitative field research / Carol A. Bailey.

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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

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.