Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials

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SAGE, 2008 - Reference - 701 pages

Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials, Third Edition is the third volume of the paperback versions of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Third Edition. This portion of the handbook considers the tasks of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting empirical materials, and comprises the Handbook's Parts IV ( SMethods of Collecting and Analyzing Empirical Materials ) and V ( SThe Art and Practices of Interpretation, Evaluation, and Presentation ).

Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials, Third Edition introduces the researcher to basic methods of gathering, analyzing and interpreting qualitative empirical materials. Part I moves from interviewing to observing, to the use of artifacts, documents and records from the past; to visual, and autoethnographic methods. It then takes up analysis methods, including computer-assisted methodologies, as well as strategies for analyzing talk and text.

Key Feature of the Third Edition

• Contains a new Reader's Guide prepared by the editors that helps students and researchers navigate through the chapters, locating the different methodologies, methods, techniques, issues, and theories relevant to their work.

Presents an abbreviated Glossary of terms that offer students and researchers a ready resource to help decode the language of qualitative research.

Offers recommended Readings that provide readers with additional sources on specific topic areas linked to their research.

Intended Audience

This text is designed for graduate students taking classes in social research methods and qualitative methods as well as researchers throughout the social sciences and in some fields within the humanities.

 

Contents

METHODS OF COLLECTING
45
Multiple LensesApproachesVoices
57
Performing Revolutionary Pedagogy
95
From Neutral Stance to Political Involvement
115
Ethnography
161
Whats New Visually?
185
Making the Personal Political
205
The MethodsPoliticsand Ethics of Representation
247
RelativismCriteriaand Politics
411
Emancipatory Discourses and the Ethics and Politics of Interpretation
435
A Method of Inquiry
473
Discourse on Some Problems of BeinginPlace
501
The Generativity of Emergent Things
565
Investigative Poetry
587
Qualitative Evaluation and Changing Social Policy
623
Glossary
643

Archeaology and Genealogy
313
Analyzing Talk and Text
351
Strategic Articulations of PedagogyPoliticsand Inquiry
375
THE ART AND PRACTICES
403
Suggested Readings
655
Subject Index
673
About the Editors
693
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