Writing up Qualitative Research | 2nd Edition
AUTHOR: Wolcott, Harry F.
PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
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How do you select what to write up from all the qualitative data that has been collected? How can you best tell the story of your study? Harry F Wolcott has thoroughly revised the book that has provided a solution to this conundrum as well as inspired thousands of readers with their writing. Using lively examples and friendly tips gleaned from his own and other researchers' experiences and a warm, reflective (and, remarkably candid) writing style, Wolcott offers readers suggestions for when and where to begin, how to keep the momentum going once writing is underway, suggestions for tightening things up, alternatives for handling questions of theory and method, how to proceed with the mechanics of preparing a manuscript from the table of contents to the index, and how to get published. Designed in a new format to make it easier to locate and review key ideas, this second edition has been completely updated and expanded to include features, such as:
#65533;Chapter 4 on Linking Up: Provides readers with thoughtful guidelines as to how and where to use theory, how much needs to be said about method, and some thoughts about the `traditional' literature review
#65533;Applications: Give readers the opportunity to put into practice some of Wolcott's tips to improve or jump-start their own writing
#65533;Bulleted Reviews: Highlight the key points to remember from each chapter
#65533;Subject and author indexes for easy reference
Read the book that will not only enable you to better tell the story of your research but will inspire you to write that dissertation, article, or book and incorporate writing into its essential place as part of a professional research career.
`Written in an easy-to-read, conversational tone, Writing up Qualitative Research is useful and interesting and will be an important aid to graduate students working on their dissertations. It will also enable recent doctorates who accept university positions to advance in their profession through writing and publishing' - from review of First Edition in Harvard Educational Review
`Recommended reading for anyone out there despairing of ever starting to turn that pile of transcripts into written form (and indeed for all those lucky enough to have already started)' - from review of First Edition in Social Research Association News
PUBLICATION DATE: 5/23/2001
CATEGORY: Technology & Engineering