Now in its third edition, Dennis Howitt’s Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Psychology is better than ever. This trusted and valuable student resources provides clear explanations and examples that take the reader through qualitative research from data collection to analysis. It also features dedicated sections offering guidance on ethics, quality and report writing. Methods are broken down to give step-by-step practical advice and guidance, ensuring that students can understand the theory and carry out their own research. All of this is achieved while providing a thorough theoretical and historical context for the qualitative methods.
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This edition includes new chapters on Foucauldian and Social Constructionist Discourse Analysis and new and improved examples of qualitative reports, with commentary from the author, to give students a clear idea what and what no to do when writing up their own reports.
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Table of Contents
Contents Preface Acknowledgements Part 1 Background to qualitative methods in psychology 1 1 What is qualitative research in psychology and was it really hidden? 5 2 How qualitative methods developed in psychology: the qualitative revolution 30 Part 2 Qualitative data collection 57 3 Qualitative interviewing 59 4 focus groups 88 5 ethnography/participant observation 108 Part 3 Qualitative data analysis 131 6 Data transcription methods 134 7 thematic analysis 162 8 Qualitative data analysis: grounded theory development 185 9 social constructionist discourse analysis and discursive psychology 213 10 conversation analysis 251 11 foucauldian discourse analysis 280 12 Phenomenology 308 13 interpretative phenomenological analysis (iPA) 339 14 narrative analysis 365 Part 4 Planning and writing up qualitative research 389 15 Writing a qualitative report 392 16 ensuring quality in qualitative research 424 17 ethics and data management in qualitative research 448 18 examples of qualitative report writing: learning the good and bad points 478 Glossary 519 References 541 Name index 000 Subject index 000