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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Hardcover – Apr 27 2011
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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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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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