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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (21 Feb 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761971106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761971108
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 17.1 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 292,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`It is an ideal book ... for those who perhaps have a background in using quantitative methods and want to combine methods or wish to learn and incorporate new qualitative techniques in their research practice' - Nurse Researcher

About the Author

Jane Ritchie is a psychologist and worked exclusively in social policy research throughout her career. She founded the Qualitative Research Unit at NatCen Social Research in 1985 and was the Unit's Director until 1998. She was one of the originators of the qualitative analytic tool, Framework, and teaches and writes about qualitative methods.

Jane Lewis was Director of the Qualitative Research Unit at NatCen Social Research from 1998-2007, and then Director of Research and Evaluation at the National Children's Bureau. Her career has since focused on research utilisation and implementation in child and family services. She ran the national support agency for evidence-informed practice Research in Practice and is now centrally involved in the development of UK implementation science and practice as a Director of the Colebrooke Centre for Evidence and Implementation.

 


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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Dec 2004
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This book is excellent for anyone wishing to learn more about how to actually do qualitative research. It is very readable and accessible, with clear explanantions, particularly the philosophical underpinnings of research,methods of analysis and issues of generalisabilty.
I have found it extremely useful both for guiding research and for teaching undergraduate and masters level students. It is certainly my favourite of all the qualitative research books I've used so far. Well worth buying.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mac on 1 Nov 2010
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I would commend this book as an essential text for anyone who is new to the world of messy qualitative research, or for people who have been working in the field for many years but with little real rigour in what they do. The book is pitched perfectly and is accessible and readable, using consistent examples throughout the chapters to illustrate the points being made. It gives advice on the entire process involved in qualitative research, from research design through practical fieldwork tips to the analysis and write-up of the data.

In large part, this is all done extremely well. The only downside to this book is that it is now slightly out of date, and as such, it doesn't take account of the IT advances we have seen in recent years. For example, the book takes something of a purist approach to analysis of qualitative data, based as it is upon the National Centre for Social Research's (NatCen) Framework Analysis approach which - at time of writing - was very much based upon constructing a paper-based index of coded transcripts. However, developments in programs like MS Excel and NVivo in recent years means that it is now possible to combine use the Framework Analysis approach as a guide for the coding/indexing stage of working with transcripts, before turning to NVivo and/or Excel as a hugely useful tool in retrieving/organising the coded sections electronically.

That said, the book never claims to provide the last word in qualitative research methodology, but rather aims to disseminate the Framework Analysis gospel. This in itself is no bad thing, because the approach helps to bring structure and rigour to the daunting field of qualitative research, which for too long has been seen as lacking in credibility and objectivity. For people working in qualitative research, this book (along with Colin Robson's excellent "Real World Research") is incredibly helpful and instructive.
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By buyer19 on 13 Mar 2014
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A fairly easy book to use and one I used as I got started in my research. The book arrived quickly, and it was in excellent condition.
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excellent book to learn basics of qualitative research. I especially liked chapter on framework analysis, its well planned, systematic and gives direction to the steps of framework analysis with suitable examples. I recommend it to all social scientists who wish to learn about qualitative research especially analytic procedures.
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By maria olaru on 16 Nov 2013
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Excellent book for social science students and researchers interested in qualitative research. I will recommend it to all my university colleagues.
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I have just started my research degree, and this book marvellously comprises all my knowledge and reading on qualitative research methods. The language is very clear and the structure of the book is coherent. It is a must have for everybody who is attempting research within a degree of any level in social sciences. I am sure I will use it throughout my degree and also in the future if I attempt to do research again.
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