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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research [Hardcover]

Norman K. Denzin , Yvonna S. Lincoln
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April 27 2011 1412974178 978-1412974172 4
Presenting the state-of-the-art for the theory and practice of qualitative inquiry, this landmark Handbook has been a publishing phenomenon in the human sciences since it first published in 1994. As with earlier editions, the Fourth Edition is virtually a new volume. Representing the best thinking from top scholars from around the world, the new edition continues the book?s tradition of synthesizing an existing literature, defining the present, and shaping the future of qualitative research. The editors and contributors address issues of social justice and examine how people?s struggles can inform public issues and in turn be transformed into social policy. Their writings are underpinned by a critical framework, and they are committed to addressing issues of inequality. As with previous editions, their aim is to show how the practices of qualitative research can effect change in the world in positive ways.

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"Like previous editions, this offers the most comprehensive analysis in a single volume of the theories, techniques, and foundational thought underpinning qualitative inquiry... Highly recommended." -- CHOICE Since its first edition, the SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research has been a vital and indispensable resource for qualitative researchers and practitioners in a variety of academic disciplines. -- Gust A. Yep An absolute must for seasoned as well as novice qualitative researchers. It is THE reference book to have on hand; no methodologist, both qualitative or quantitative should be without in his/her library. -- Marc Spooner Enlightens students to methods and ideas that are exciting and new--a real paradigm shift for many!! -- Ann Marie Powers This is the three-sided agenda of the fourth edition, to show how the discourses of the qualitative research inside and outside the classroom, can be used to help create and imagine a free democratic society. -- Masoud Ghaffari The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research provides an invaluable invitation for readers to explore the philosophical and theoretical impulses, confluences, and tensions in qualitative inquiry. It is an outstanding resource to researchers. -- Rachelle Hole The handbook is incredibly valuable for those seeking a deeper understanding of research methods. -- Charles Walts A great resource for graduate students trying to sort out the multiple possibilities for conducting qualitative research studies. -- Randee Lipson Lawrence Denzin & Lincoln confidently connect students to the depth and breadth of qualitative research methods. -- Stephen Underhill From novice to expert, all researchers will find the SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research essential to their qualitative work. -- Cassie Quigley The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research is my go-to book on methodologies, critical approaches to qualitative inquiry, in-depth treatment of core topics, and creative challenges and developments in various fields. It is a most useful transdisciplinary volume, and I recommend it to colleagues and students frequently. -- Christina Gringeri

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Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology and Humanities, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of numerous books, including The Qualitative Manifesto, Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire, and Performance Ethnography: Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Culture. He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, co-editor of Qualitative Inquiry, founding editor of Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies, editor of International Review of Qualitative Research, editor of Studies in Symbolic Interaction, and founding Director of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

Yvonna S. Lincoln is Professor of Higher Education and Educational Administration at Texas A & M University. She is author, coauthor, or editor of such books as Naturalistic Inquiry and Fourth Generation Evaluation (both with Egon G. Guba), and Organizational Theory and Inquiry. Vice President of Division J (Postsecondary Education) of the American Educational Research Association, Dr. Lincoln formerly served as president of the American Evaluation Association and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Dr. Lincoln coedited, with Dr. Denzin, the Handbook of Qualitative Research.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Oct. 17 2013
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I think this book is very good resource material for writing a dissertation. I like how many views are given on a topic so that the reader is able to see the picture using different lens.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing after 1st and 2nd edition Jan. 12 2013
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I was so excited to order the latest edtion of the Handbook of Qualitative Research. Earlier version have been like a bible to me and my PhD students. This edition is less than half the size but about the same price so not good value for money. Futher, I went straight to action research and found that chapter which had previously been so strong now makes all kinds of assumptions and does not lay out the core basic knowledge that new researchers need. It is as if the authors are talking only to experts and they are the people least likely to need a book as good as Denzin and Lincoln can produce. I feel 'burned' and I'll be very wary of buying another edition.
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars reviews 1 yr or older than 4th ed.; publisher says: virtually new volume July 13 2011
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Caution, this is not a review of the 4th edition per se but a comment on Amazon's habitual lumping reviews from any edition of a title into one and the same.

Here is a quote from the text under Product Description: "As with earlier editions, the Fourth Edition is virtually a new volume."

The most helpful viewpoint is even older, probably for the 2nd edition based on the posted date, August 22nd, 2004.

As with other compendiums of articles from cutting edge pioneers in a field, an older edition may have the material you want or may not. Examine carefully the table of contents of whichever edition you decide to purchase. Sometimes articles by the respective authors and on the respective topic may be just as readily available through electronic journals, assuming you are a grad student or working in higher ed.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Fourth edition a disappointment Dec 4 2013
By K. G. Schneider - Published on
Don't bother with the fourth edition. The second is terrific; I'm going to request the third from interlibrary loan to see if it's worthwhile. The fourth edition doesn't have the basic articles about qualitative research that made the second edition shine.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Negative review Sept. 2 2013
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I hope SAGE re-publishes the 3rd edition. The 4th edition is such a disappointment. I used the 3rd edition as a prescribed text in a research methods course that I teach. I was compelled by university requirements to replace the 3rd edition with the 4th edition. I removed the 4th edn as the prescribed text as soon as possible, i.e. at the end of semester..
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5.0 out of 5 stars erudite, comprehensive, provocative Dec 2 2012
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The 4th edition of this essential publication should provide plenty to debate in relation to the complex space of "qualitative research".
This publication provides a wealth of resources, philosophies, methods, and perspectives. A wonderful companion for those on their own research journeys.
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