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Qualitative Methods

Listed below are:

  • TLRP's specially commissioned guides to selected qualitative methods
  • showcased TLRP projects' contributions on qualitative methods
  • some additional resources

Guides

Name
Title
Delivery for posting
Alan Brown Activity Theory
30/09/07
Alan Brown Social Networks
09/07/07
Anne Campbell Practitioner research
14/10/07
John Elliott Action research into teaching and learning in classrooms and schools
14/11/07
John Elliott and Patrick Carmichael Case study approaches to evaluation (QUADS cases and contexts archive)
14/10/07
Morwenna Griffiths Gender and feminisms in educational research
30/11/07
Neil Mercer Analysis of classroom dialogue
14/10/07
Jennifer Nias Outsiders doing qualitative research in schools
01/03/08
Dave Pedder An intervention model for investigating pupil consultation ( TLRP showcase)
14/10/07
PESGB (Standish) Philosophical enquiry in education
14/10/07
Pat Sikes Auto/biographical and narrative approaches
14/10/07
Chris Taylor Resources from RCBN and the Journal
14/10/07
David Watson Historical methods applied to higher education policy and practice
14/10/07
Deborah Youdell Critical pedagogy
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TLRP Showcase: Qualitative methods

Additional Resources

  • Forum: Qualitative Social Research has published a special issue on The State of the Art of Qualitative Research in Europe.
  • The Cabinet Office / Strategy Unit produced a report on Quality and Qualitative Evaluation: A framework for assessing research evidence.
  • The Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Innovation, Integration and Impact (QUALITI ) project, focuses on the innovation, integration and impact of qualitative research methods.
  • An introductory guide aimed at practitioners, has been produced by Penisula RDSU, on Qualitative Research Methods
  • A guide for post-graduate students, produced by University of Plymouth, is available on Qualitative Research. The latter was produced by Peter Woods (2006) and covers:
    • Features of Qualitative Research (A focus on natural settings; An interest in meanings, perspectives and understandings; An emphasis on process; Inductive analysis and grounded theory);
    • Methods of Qualitative Research (with sections on Observation; Interviews; Sampling; Written materials; Questionnaires; Validity; Ethics; Qualitative Research Assessed);
    • Qualitative Analysis (Primary analysis; Category and concept formation; The generation of theory)
    • Tasks; Further Reading and References.

As well as material on qualitative methods as a whole, it is also possible to investigate single topics, such as:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 
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