Über den Autor
Marilyn Lichtman is a retired professor of educational research and evaluation from Virginia Tech at both the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, and at the graduate campus in Falls Church, Virginia. After attending The University of Chicago as an undergraduate, she moved to Washington, D.C. She completed all her degrees at The George Washington University, receiving her doctorate in educational research. She taught both qualitative and quantitative research courses while at The Catholic University of America and Virginia Tech. She is a regular user of the Internet and social media and was an early contributor to teaching qualitative courses online. She is currently on the editorial boards of The Qualitative Report and Forum: Qualitative Social Research (FQS), both online journals devoted to qualitative issues. She has served as a consultant to many school systems, private companies, and government agencies. She has traveled extensively throughout the world. Currently she serves on the docent council at the Corcoran gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Part I: Traditions and Influences
Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview of the Field
Chapter 2. Learning How to Be a Qualitative Researcher
Chapter 3. Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research
Chapter 4. Designing Your Research: Five Popular Research Approaches
Chapter 5. Designing Your Research: Additional Research Approaches
Part II: Gathering, Organizing, and Analyzing
Chapter 6. Social Media, the Internet, and Technology
Chapter 7. Embarking on Qualitative Research
Chapter 8. Reflexivity and Subjectivity
Chapter 9. The Role and Function of a Literature Review
Chapter 10. Learning About Others Through Interviewing
Chapter 11. Learning About Others Through Observations and Other Techniques
Part III: Putting It All Together
Chapter 12. Making Meaning From Your Data
Chapter 13. Communicating Your Ideas
Chapter 14. Judging and Evaluating
Chapter 15. Thinking About the Future
About the Author
Qualitative Research in Education: A User's Guide is a core textbook for graduate courses in educational research. As with previous edition, the book will provide readers with a blend of practical and theoretical information. The use of real-world examples and illustrations will help users grasp abstract ideas and apply them to their research.
New to the Third Edition
- a new chapter on the use of social media for data collection, analysis, retrieval, and collaboration expands students' thinking about the relationship between social media and qualitative research.
- the chapter on data analysis has been expanded to include an emphasis on thematic analysis and narrative approaches.
- 'did you know?' sections have been updated to reflect current research included in the Third Edition.
- updated references in each chapter target the most recent key writing and examples.