The Practice of Qualitative Research: Engaging Students in the Research Process. 3rd Edition
The Practice of Qualitative Research guides readers step by step through the process of collecting, analyzing, designing, and interpreting qualitative research. Written in an engaging style, this student-centered text offers invaluable insights into the practice of qualitative research, with coverage of in-depth interviewing, focus groups, ethnography, case study, and mixed methods research. TheThird Edition features even more integrated attention to online research and implications of social media throughout all methods chapters; updates on qualitative analysis software; and significantly expanded coverage of ethics.
The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry
Edited by Sharlene Hesse-Biber and R. Burke Johnson
The Oxford Handbook Multi and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry is designed to offer a range of innovative knowledge building perspectives and methods tools with the goal of enchancing new ways of asking and addressing complex research question. The Handbook offers multiple quantitative and qualitative theoretical and interdisciplinary visions and praxis. Each chapter is written in clear and concise language by leading scholars in the field.
Waiting for Cancer to Come:
Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Waiting for Cancer to Come tells the stories of women who are struggling with their high risk for cancer. Based on interviews and surveys of dozens of women, this book pieces together the diverse yet interlocking experiences of women who have tested positive for the BRCA 1/2 gene mutations, which indicate a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Sharlene Hesse-Biber brings these narratives to light and follows women’s journeys from deciding to get screened for BRCA, to learning the test has come back positive, to dealing with their risk. Many women already know the challenges of a family history riddled with cancer and now find themselves with the devastating knowledge of their own genetic risk. Using the voices of the women themselves to describe the under-explored BRCA experience, Waiting for Cancer to Come looks at the varied emotional, social, economic, and psychological factors at play in women’s decisions about testing and cancer prevention.
The Cult of Thinness
Whether they are rich or poor, liberal or conservative, religious or atheist, thriving or stagnant, most American women have one thing in common–they want to be thin–or thinner. And they are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to get that way, even to the point of starving themselves. Why are America’s women so preoccupied with weight? Is there more to this preoccupation than weight alone? What has caused record numbers of young women–even before they reach their teenage years–to suffer from weight obsession, poor body image, and disordered eating? Why are some young women able to resist cultural pressures to be thin when others are not? Are there factors within American society that have fueled current outbreaks of anorexia and bulimia? The Cult of Thinness, Second Edition–a revised and expanded version of Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber’s award-winning book, Am I Thin Enough Yet? (OUP, 1996)–answers these questions and more.
Mixed Methods and Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation
Mixed methods in evaluation have the potential to enhance the credibility of evaluation and the outcomes of evaluation. This issue explores advances in understanding mixed methods in philosophical, theoretical, and methodological terms and presents specific illustrations of the application of these concepts in evaluation practice. Leading thinkers in the mixed methods evaluation community provide frameworks and strategies that are associated with improving the probability of reaching the goals of enhanced credibility for evaluations, the evidence they produce, and the actions taken as a result of the evaluation findings. This is the 138th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Mixed Methods Research: Merging Theory with Practice
This accessibly written book is ideal for use in graduate courses or by practicing researchers and evaluators. The author puts the research problem at center stage, showing how mixed methods designs can fruitfully address different types of research questions. She illustrates the discussion with examples of mixed methods studies from a variety of disciplines and qualitative approaches (interpretative, feminist, and postmodern). The text demonstrates how to navigate ethical issues; gather, analyze, and interpret data; and write up the results, including an in-depth example with step-by-step commentary. Special features include “researcher standpoint” reflections from leading scholars and practical strategies to help users develop their own research perspectives. Every chapter concludes with a glossary, discussion questions, and useful Web resources.
Feminist Research Practice
The fully revised and updated Second Edition of Feminist Research Practice: A Primer, edited by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, draws on the expertise of a stellar group of interdisciplinary scholars who cover cutting-edge research methods and explore research questions related to the complex and diverse issues that deeply impact women’s lives. This text offers a unique hands-on approach to research by featuring engaging and relevant exercises as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses of feminist researchers at work. The in-depth examples cover the range of research questions that feminists engage with, including issues of gender inequality, violence against women, body image issues, and the discrimination of other marginalized groups. Written in a clear, concise manner that invites students to explore and practice a wide range of research, the Second Edition offers seven new chapters that reflect the latest scholarship in the field, a stronger focus on ethics, new examples that bring concepts to life, effective learning tools, and more.
Complete List of Books
- Waiting for Cancer to Come
- Feminist Research Practice
- Mixed Methods and Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation
- The Handbook of Feminist Research
- The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research
- Mixed Methods Research: Merging Theory with Practice
- The Practice of Qualitative Research
- Handbook of Emergent Methods
- The Cult of Thinness
- Emergent Methods in Social Research
- Working Women in America
- Feminist Perspectives on Social Research
- Women in Catholic Higher Education
- Approaches to Qualitative Research
- Reading Women’s Lives
- Feminist Approaches to Theory and Methodology
- Am I Thin Enough Yet?
- Women at Work
- Migrants as Actors
- Aging in Society