README FIRST for a User's Guide to Qualitative Methods

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9781412927437: README FIRST for a User's Guide to Qualitative Methods

Using a clear, conversational, and friendly approach, the Second Edition of README FIRST for a User's Guide to Qualitative Methods offers novice researchers a readable, practical "readme" guide to get them started in qualitative inquiry. In chapters full of practical advice, authors Lyn Richards and Janice M. Morse take the reader through the steps of research design, software choice and use, data making, coding, abstracting, and presenting a study.

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Lyn Richards (B.A. Hon., political science; M.A., sociology) is a qualitative research writer and consultant and Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Business at RMIT University in Melbourne. As a family sociologist, she published four books and many papers on Australian families and women’s roles. As a methodologist, she taught graduate and undergraduate qualitative research at La Trobe University and went on to write for and teach the teachers. Her most recent book is Handling Qualitative Data, Second Edition (SAGE, 2009). In university research with Tom Richards, she developed the NUD*IST software and founded QSR International, Melbourne. In interaction with the researchers using the software, and later development teams at QSR, she worked on the design of the subsequent versions (to N6) and then NVivo, as a principal member of the QSR software-development teams and author of the software’s documentation. She was an invited speaker at all of the conferences in the first decade of qualitative computing and a leading teacher and trainer internationally in qualitative computing and the handling of qualitative data. Richards has taught qualitative methods and qualitative software to some 4,000 researchers in 15 countries, and learned from them all.

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"This easy to read text should leave new researchers feeling confident to begin." (Patricia A. Quereshi)

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