Educational Studies

New Titles and Key Backlist 2013

Qualitative Research Methods

  1. Contextualising Narrative Inquiry

    Developing methodological approaches for local contexts

    Edited by Sheila Trahar

    Narrative inquiry is growing in popularity as a research methodology in the social sciences, medicine and the humanities. In narrative inquiry, the transparency of interactions between researcher and research participants, together with rich, contextual descriptions, help to shape and structure...

    Published January 9th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Developing Narrative Theory

    Life Histories and Personal Representation

    By Ivor F. Goodson

    We live in an age of narrative: life stories are a crucial ingredient in what makes us human and, in turn, what kind of human they make us. In recent years, narrative analysis has grown and is used across many areas of research. Interest in this rapidly developing approach now requires the firm...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Thinking with Theory in Qualitative Research

    Viewing Data Across Multiple Perspectives

    By Alecia Youngblood Jackson, Lisa A Mazzei

    Winner of the 2013 American Educational Studies Association's Critics Choice Award! Thinking With Theory In Qualitative Research shows how to use various philosophical concepts in practices of inquiry; effectively opening up the process of data analysis in qualitative research. It uses a common...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  4. Video in Social Science Research

    Functions and Forms

    By Kaye Haw, Mark Hadfield

    In this digital age the use of video in social science research has become commonplace. As sophistication has increased along with usability, as spiralling staff costs push out direct observation, the researchers training today are grasping video as a means of coming to terms with the continued...

    Published March 17th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Reviewing Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences

    Edited by Audrey A. Trainor, Elizabeth Graue

    Foundational characteristics of qualitative research include flexibility, variation in application, critique, and innovation all of which derive from its subjective roots in interpretivism and constructivism. While the scholars who design qualitative research projects envision these qualities as...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Reviewing Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences

    Edited by Audrey A. Trainor, Elizabeth Graue

    Foundational characteristics of qualitative research include flexibility, variation in application, critique, and innovation all of which derive from its subjective roots in interpretivism and constructivism. While the scholars who design qualitative research projects envision these qualities as...

    Published December 8th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Reviewing Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences

    Edited by Audrey A. Trainor, Elizabeth Graue

    Foundational characteristics of qualitative research include flexibility, variation in application, critique, and innovation all of which derive from its subjective roots in interpretivism and constructivism. While the scholars who design qualitative research projects envision these qualities as...

    Published March 5th 2013 by Routledge