Planning Your Qualitative Research Thesis and Project: An Introduction to Interpretivist Research in Education and the Social Sciences

2nd Edition

Tom O'Donoghue

Published September 25, 2018
Textbook - 206 Pages
ISBN 9780815349037 - CAT# K345636

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The new edition of Planning Your Qualitative Research Thesis and Project provides easily accessible worked examples and valuable models which can be used as guides for plans and proposals. By demonstrating the thought and forward planning that is required when proposing a credible interpretivist study, this book provides the reader with all the theory and practical understanding necessary to conduct a successful qualitative research project.

This new edition provides examples of contemporary topics related to a range of countries across the developed and developing world, and new chapters which include:

  • An example of a ‘perspectives‘ study
  • Policy studies and the interpretivist paradigm
  • Life history studies
  • Interactionist historical studies
  • The interpretivist paradigm and research based on ‘problem focused‘ ideas

With chapters and studies providing contemporary and relevant examples, this new edition is the perfect introductory guide for students looking to complete their first qualitative thesis project. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it is an accessible introduction, and an invaluable resource for early stage doctoral students, and for students undertaking research and enquiry.


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