Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology: Putting Theory Into Practice, 4th Edition
©2019 |Pearson | Available
Dennis Howitt, University of Loughborough
©2019 |Pearson | Available
Now in its fourth edition, Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology by Dennis Howitt provides a comprehensive, practical and up to date coverage of the area. With a clear and straightforward style, the book introduces qualitative research from data collection to analysis. Examples of real research and practical guidance for each methodological approach are included throughout to equip the reader with an understanding of the process and the skills to be able to carry out their own research. There are also dedicated sections on ethics, quality and report writing. All of this is achieved while providing a thorough theoretical and historical context for the qualitative methods.
With an increased focus on helping students to develop the practical skills for carrying out qualitative research, this 4th edition includes examples of how the theory can be put into practice throughout. Examples of qualitative reports, with annotated commentary give students a clear idea how to write up a report. The text covers a range of methods evaluating each in a constructive, non-partisan way.
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 28
Part 2 How to collect qualitative data 53
3 Qualitative interviewing 55
4 Focus groups 81
5 Ethnography/participant observation 100
Part 3 Qualitative data analysis 121
6 How to transcribe recordings 124
7 Thematic analysis 148
8 Using grounded theory 170
9 Social constructionist discourse analysis and discursive psychology 195
10 Conversation analysis 230
11 Foucauldian discourse analysis 256
12 Phenomenology 281
13 Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) 308
14 Narrative analysis 331
Part 4 Successful writing-up, ensuring quality and ethical
clearance in qualitative research 353
15 How to write a good qualitative report 355
16 Ensuring quality in your research 383
17 How to obtain ethical clearance for qualitative research 404
18 Examples of qualitative report writing: learning to write good reports 431
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Dennis Howitt is with Loughborough University
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