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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This brief, inexpensive guide introduces students and novices to the key elements of qualitative research methods. Written in a friendly, conversational style, replete with good examples from multiple disciplines, student exercises, and key points to remember, the volume works ideally with other qualitative textbooks to provide a comprehensive overview to qualitative methods for students. Chapters cover the essentials of theory building, research design, methods, data collection and analysis, writing, ethics, rigor and proposal writing.
Maria J. Mayan is a qualitative methodologist and has studied, wrote about, and conducted qualitative research since the early 1990s. She spent over 10 years at the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology learning and teaching qualitative inquiry locally and internationally. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Extension and Assistant Director of Women’s and Children’s Health, Community University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth and Families, University of Alberta. She has been invited to teach by government, not-for-profits, the private sector, and the academic community worldwide. Her research program is primarily community-based, focusing on partnerships and health policy.
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