Qualitative Research Methods
- Monique Hennink - Emory University, USA
- Inge Hutter - Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Ajay Bailey - University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Practical and straightforward, this book is a multidisciplinary introduction to the process of planning, conducting and analysing qualitative research, from selecting appropriate methods to publishing your findings. Built around the authors’ Qualitative Research Cycle – consisting of the design, data collection and analytic cycles – this pragmatic guide clearly demonstrates the steps you need to take to ensure your research is rigorous and robust.
Drawing on decades of experience teaching workshops, the book is packed with techniques and tools to help you turn theory and method into research practice. This second edition:
- Showcases the importance of linking research design to data analysis, helping you avoid potential pitfalls and get the most out of your data
- Highlights the relevance and wide application of qualitative methods with an array of international examples of real field research and interdisciplinary case studies
- Gives clear guidance on writing qualitative research, including how to respond to critiques of qualitative methods
- Has a renewed focus on evaluating quality in qualitative research, ensuring your work is valid, reflexive and ethical
Offering tried and tested research tools like interview guides that you can apply to your own projects and supported by online resources including checklists and reflective questions, this book is the perfect companion for anyone looking to complete a successful project using qualitative research methods.
This introductory textbook presents a useful framework of three interconnected cycles – the design cycle, the data collection cycle and the analytic cycle – to guide students through the process of conducting qualitative research. Engaging examples illustrate each step from start to completion.
Hennink, Hutter and Bailey provide a highly practical overview of all stages in the qualitative research process, linking clearly the cycles of design, data collection and data analysis. Excellent case studies illustrate qualitative research in practice. The authors’ clarity and coherence throughout the text makes this book a valuable read for all qualitative researchers.
Written from a situated epistemological perspective, this handbook nicely blends theory with method and method with practical examples. A valuable guide for early career researchers in need of clear and simple answers to deal with complex phenomena and common critiques.
I have used it as the main textbook which offers an outstanding understanding of qualitative research with easy to follow and ample examples from the field.
This is essential for degree students who are focusing on a qualitative research project.
Excellent guide for students choosing to undertake qualitative research.
a useful and contemporary guide to qualitative research that will be appropriate to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
It is always good to get an update to a book and this update is welcome ten years after the first edition.
I like to direct student to books that are readable and add value to their own learning, irrespective of their learning style. I think this book will appeal to a wide audience.
For me, take the time to also access the online resources, do not just use the book. Start at the glossary flash cards, a good place to help with some tricky terminology for people new to research.
Use book and online resources to get the most out of this publication
This is a very good resource
Good information in the book