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Collecting qualitative data : a field manual for applied research

Author: Greg Guest; Emily E Namey; Marilyn L Mitchell
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Collecting Qualitative Data: A Field Manual for Applied Research provides a very practical, step-by-step guide to collecting and managing qualitative data. The data collection chapters focus on the three most often used forms of qualitative data collection: Participant observation, in-depth interviews, and focus groups. The book also contains chapters on other practical aspects of qualitative field research often  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Guest; Emily E Namey; Marilyn L Mitchell
ISBN: 9781412986847 1412986842
OCLC Number: 886608497
Description: xviii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Qualitative Research: Defining and Designing --
Sampling --
Participant Observation --
In-Depth Interviews --
Focus Groups --
Additional Qualitative Data Collection Methods --
Qualitative Data Management --
Ethical Dimensions of Qualitative Research.
Responsibility: Greg Guest, Emily E. Namey, Marilyn L. Mitchell.

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