Successful Qualitative Research
A Practical Guide for Beginners
- Virginia Braun - University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Victoria Clarke - University of the West of England, UK
Qualitative Inquiry | Qualitative Inquiry
*Winner of the 2014 Distinguished Publication Award (DPA) from the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP)*
Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners is an accessible, practical textbook. It sidesteps detailed theoretical discussion in favor of providing a comprehensive overview of strategic tips and skills for starting and completing successful qualitative research.
Uniquely, the authors provide a "patterns framework" to qualitative data analysis in this book, also known as "thematic analysis." The authors walk you through a basic thematic approach, and compare and contrast this with other approaches. This discussion of commonalities, explaining why and when each method should be used, and in the context of looking at patterns, will provide you with complete confidence for your qualitative research journey.
This textbook will be an essential textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates taking a course in qualitative research or using qualitative approaches in a research project.
An excellent well-laid out textbook reference in research methodology, highly recommendable to students and lecturers.
An excellent book that clearly outlines the principles of qualitative research. An essential read for undergraduate students interested in qualitative research.
Clear, to the point, relevant to today's world.
Added to reading list
This excellent book is just what our second-year Psychology students need to complete a really thorough Qual assignment.
Written in an accessible style. Key aspects and concepts clearly explained. Vey good range of topics covered
Excellent text, that students love and that covers all elements of qualitative research. An excellent guide for students starting out on qualitative research. Have now ordered the latest edition
This is *the* text to recommend to students who have to learn the basics of qualitative methods through self-directed learning. Even though this edition is from 2013, the content seem perfectly up-to-date for the beginning student.
This is a really thorough introductory book that supports learners in familiarising themselves with qualitative research. Braun and Clarke offer insight into various approaches in an accessible and compelling style. This has been added this to recommended reading list for our staff development course.
This is an excellent and very thorough review of the main research methods used within Criminology at this institute. However, as some students will prefer quantitative methods I will only be recommending this to students rather than citing it as a core text.