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Qualitative research (QR) is the method of inquiry that seeks to understand social phenomena within the context of the participants' perspectives and experiences. The research methods of QR are more flexible, responsive, and open to contextual interpretation than in quantitative research, which uses inventory, questionnaire, or numerical data to draw conclusions. In Qualitative Research in Practice, Sharan Merriam combines discussions of the types of QR with examples of research studies and reflections by the researchers themselves. An important resource for students and practitioners of QR, the book may be used as a companion to any general text on QR.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780787958954
ISBN-10: 0787958956
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 179mm x 30mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sharan B. Merriam

Sharan B. Merriam is a professor of adult education at the University of Georgia in Athens. She is the author, coauthor or editor of more than fifteen books on adult education and/or qualitative research including Learning in Adulthood, Lifelines, The Profession and Practice of Adult Education, Qualitative Research and Case Study Applications in Education and The New Update on Adult Learning Theory.

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