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Doing and Writing Qualitative Research By Adrian Holliday

Doing and Writing Qualitative Research by Adrian Holliday

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An unparalleled primer in writing qualitative research, this book provides clear guidance on how subjectivity is managed, and how scientific rigour is achieved by making the workings of written study transparent. Sensitive issues dealing with the proper use of identity in research settings are clearly discussed.

Doing and Writing Qualitative Research Summary

Doing and Writing Qualitative Research by Adrian Holliday

`A provocative yet valuable guide to doing and writing qualitative research' - TESOL Quarterly

`I have found this to be a refreshing and accessible book that makes a good basis for teaching qualitative methods I would have no difficulty in recommending it to postgraduate students interested in this approach, or indeed, to PhD candidates who were not familiar with the qualitative approach' -

Nurse Researcher

`Holliday's book provides a useful framework for those doing and writing qualitative research. In addition, it successfully brings to the fore some of the complex issues involved in qualitative research. Moreover, due to Adrian Holliday's background and the wide range of authentic examples from education, social sciences and health care, this book will also be useful to a wider audience' - Applied Linguistics

How do you plan, organize and structure qualitative research writing? What are the step-by-step principles in setting out written work on qualitative research?

This thoughtful and helpful book offers students an unparalleled primer in writing qualitative research. The book provides clear guidance on how subjectivity is managed, and how scientific rigour is achieved by making the workings of written study transparent. Sensitive issues dealing with the proper use of identity in research settings are clearly discussed. Techniques for avoiding reductive, essentialist judgements are presented and critically assessed. The daunting task of transferring data into text is expertly handled, leaving students with a reliable source for all of their writing exercises in qualitative research. Examples are taken from a corpus of 20 examples of good writing - from a range of disciplines and professional areas.

The book emerges from many years of supervising writing in qualitative research and working with students in tutorials, research methodology classes, doctoral vivas, and the authors own struggle to write. It is written with great empathy for the practical problems writers face in attempting to transfer the rich experience and data of their real world research into a written product. Timely, reliable and user-friendly it will be an indispensable guide for anyone involved in the research process. In particular, the book will be of interest to students of sociology, applied linguistics, management, sport, health and education.

About Adrian Holliday

Adrian Holliday is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Canterbury Christ Church University

Table of Contents

Approaching Qualitative Research Starting Out Showing the Workings What Counts as Data Writing about Data Writer Voice Writing about Relations Making Appropriate Claims

Additional information

GOR001241108
9780761963929
0761963928
Doing and Writing Qualitative Research by Adrian Holliday
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
2001-10-28
224
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