Planning Your Qualitative Research Project
An Introduction to Interpretivist Research in Education
By (author) Tom O'Donoghue
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Planning Your Qualitative Research Project by Tom O'Donoghue
Book DescriptionThis is a key text for any student embarking on a qualitative research project, it provides worked examples and valuable models which can be used as guides for plans and proposals, answering key questions and providing a comprehensive guide to a student's project. It shows that when planning a qualitative research proposal, researchers should adopt an approach where they ask themselves the following four questions: * What research paradigm informs my approach to my research area? * What theoretical perspective do I choose within the paradigm? * What methodology do I choose? * What methods are most appropriate? Including examples of the write-up of two central types of research projects: studies on participants' 'perspectives' on phenomena and studies on how participants manage or 'cope with' phenomena, the book outlines five research proposals to illustrate ways in which these two central 'types' can be varied and applied when engaging in five other types of studies, namely, policy studies, life history studies, retrospective interactionist longitudinal studies and interactionist historical studies, and 'problem-focused' studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415414845
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tom O'Donoghue
Secondary School Education in Ireland, Hardback (October 2015)
Adopting a life story approach, this book explores the memories of those who attended Irish secondary schools prior to 1967. It serves to initiate and enhance the practice of remembering secondary school education amongst those who attended secondary schools not just in Ireland, but around the world.
Catholic Teaching Brothers, Hardback (September 2012)» View all books by Tom O'Donoghue
O'Donoghue's book, which is written as a traditional historical narrative, while also utilizing a comparative approach, is concerned with the life of Catholic religious teaching brothers across the English-speaking world, especially for the period 1891 to 1965, which was the heyday of the religious orders.
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Author Biography - Tom O'Donoghue
University of Western Australia
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