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Qualitative Inquiry Thematic, Narrative and Arts-Informed Perspectives by Lynn Butler-Kisber

Qualitative Inquiry Thematic, Narrative and Arts-Informed Perspectives


Qualitative Inquiry Thematic, Narrative and Arts-Informed Perspectives by Lynn Butler-Kisber

Qualitative Inquiry unites the basics of research design in qualitative research with the practice of analysing qualitative data. This textbook addresses the theory and practice of choosing and designing a qualitative approach and methodological and analytical ramifications that follow from making such choices. It aims to set out the theoretical underpinnings behind different methodological choices and to help students then follow up on (and interrogate) such approaches. Qualitative Inquiry is the ideal starting point for students on research training courses who have opted to develop a qualitative research project. In it, Butler-Kisber introduces students to theory and then demonstrates this theory in practice by showing how a project is actually designed and actually analysed. This book examines theory, method and interpretation in a way that is meaningful to students and new researchers, as well as discussing newer, more avant-garde, developments in qualitative research in arts-based inquiry. It is essential reading for students who are seeking to make sense of their research and their developing theoretical standpoints.


'[This book] offers students of qualitative research a valuable resource that provides useful foundational information about both traditional and arts-based qualitative methods. At the same time, by bringing a discussion of these various methodological approaches together into one text, the book inspires possibilities for creative combinations in qualitative research design' - The Weekly Qualitative Report

'[A] much needed addition to introductory courses in qualitative research' - Jean Clandinin, University of Alberta, Canada'

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Publication date

17th February 2010


Lynn Butler-Kisber

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SAGE Publications Inc


168 pages


Research methods: general



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