10. Maxwell, J. (2005). Qualitative research design. SAGE Publications.
Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition provides researchers and students a user-friendly, step-by-step ; guide to planning qualitative research. A bestseller in its first edition, this;; invaluable book presents an innovative approach to the components of design and how they interact with each other. The text presents a clear strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components and highlights key design issues. Based on a course the author taught for seven years at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the work is written in an informal, jargon-free style and :;i incorporates many examples and hands-on exercises. This edition includes new or substantially expanded discussions of
■ Research paradigms
■ Defining a research problem
■ Site and participant selection
■ Relationships with research participants
■ Data analysis
■ Reliability and validity
Qualitative Research Design presents a flexible, systemic model of
design that is perfect for designing studies and research proposals. ~ Experienced researchers will welcome author Joseph A. Maxwell's refreshing approach and clear, direct style, and professors across the social sciences will find this an invaluable text for graduate research courses.