An up-to-date, clearly written, user-friendly guide that students and experienced scholars alike will find invaluable as they plan, implement, and write up qualitative research projects.
Doing Qualitative Research in Education Settings, Second Edition is a methods book that speaks directly to qualitative researchers in the field of education, providing a step-by-step guide to the development of a research project. Written in accessible language, the book emphasizes learning how to do qualitative work. Specific examples from real studies, using real data and demonstrating real analyses, are provided throughout. The book is designed to guide doctoral candidates through the dissertation process, from unpacking assumptions and identifying research questions, through project design, data collection and analysis, to writing the final draft. Recommendations for publishing qualitative work are included.
New to the second edition are a comprehensive updating of citations and references, new sections addressing the impact of computer-mediated communication (especially as related to data collection and analysis), an overview of the recent history of qualitative research, and an overall refresh that acknowledges the many changes that have occurred in society and academe since the original publication.
J. Amos Hatch is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of Teaching as a Human Activity: Ways to Make Classrooms More Joyful and Effective and Reclaiming the Teaching Profession: Transforming the Dialogue on Public Education, among other books.
Reviews of the First Edition
"Even though some of the material is extremely sophisticated, the text is accessible. The guidance for navigating the difficulties of writing and publishing qualitative research is particularly helpful and unique for a methods book." — Childhood Education
"Timely and up-to-date, this is a major new work in this area. Wonderfully written, solid scholarship." — Norman K. Denzin, coeditor of Handbook of Qualitative Research, Second Edition and The Qualitative Inquiry Reader
"An excellent book. It is highly accessible, even though some of the material is extremely sophisticated; it is comprehensive, and its use of examples gives a very real, practical sense of the issues. … I predict that this book will become the standard in the field of education." — Yvonna S. Lincoln, coeditor of Handbook of Qualitative Research, Second Edition and The Qualitative Inquiry Reader