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What is Qualitative Research?

Hammersley, Martyn (2013). What is Qualitative Research? What Is? Research Methods. London: Continuum/Bloomsbury.

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Abstract

This book invites readers to explore the nature of qualitative research, and to recognise the varied and conflicting forms it can take. It examines how these contrast with quantitative work, as well as how they differ from journalism and imaginative literature. The book describes various methodological philosophies that have shaped qualitative work, as well as different types of orientation to be found within it today. It offers clear definitions of key terms and concepts, and also a detailed exploration of recent disputes among qualitative researchers, with a view to showing how differences in practice relate to underlying commitments.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2013 Martyn Hammersley
ISBN: 1-84966-606-7, 978-1-84966-606-0
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 36138
Depositing User: Martyn Hammersley
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 09:03
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36138
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