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Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory Paperback – November 19, 2007

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ISBN-13: 978-1412906449 ISBN-10: 141290644X Edition: 3rd

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"With its storytelling and conversational approach, what might be dry becomes a stimulating and engaging read — even for the experienced researcher. This edition has been enriched in multiple ways. This classic introduction to qualitative method and practice is a pleasurable and rewarding read for the novice and experienced researcher alike." (Anne Cooper Moore 2009-11-17)
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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 3rd edition (November 19, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141290644X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412906449
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #452,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By M. Wolfenstein on March 23, 2008
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The bottom line with this book is that, while it delivers the goods in terms of an introduction to grounded theory, it's poorly written for a 3rd edition. By the time a text book is in its third version it should be tight, and I'm afraid this book just isn't. Structurally the book is basically fine, but I found myself mentally editing various sentences and paragraphs as I read it because it simply wasn't written very well. This is particularly annoying for a pair of respected qualitative researchers, seeing as language is the stock and trade of qualitative work.

Additionally, I felt like it was a little terminology heavy for terms that are not universally accepted as common language for discussing qualitative research, but I'm more forgiving in this latter regard. We are generally a bit challenged in the field when it comes to common language, and there remains a residual need to demarcate one's academic territory.

Three stars . . . it could have earned 4 with better writing/editing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By limnos on April 3, 2011
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I am a UBC Okanagan graduate student working on an interdisciplinary MA focused on water governance. This term during an ethnographic methods course I was introduced to Corbin and Stuass's 'Basics of qualitative research 3e' and the software MAXQDA10. I purchased the book online during class.

This book provides a novice ethnographic researcher with valuable insights into the methods and context required to support grounded theory work. This text will serve social science researchers well; especially anthropology majors interested in applying the principles of grounded theory to support and context one's methods work. This book also provides a good overview and helpful hints for using using coding software MAXQDA10 - which is another helpful, and reasonably priced analytical tool for graduate researchers.

I would highly recommend this book to any aspiring ethnographer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lai s l on August 7, 2011
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The book offers a basic description of what a qualitative study is all about - it gives step by step guidance even a new researcher student will not find any problem in understanding. The language used is simple and very comfortable for reading.
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I purchased this text to gather the step by step information on understanding and following appropriate qualitative research analysis protocol. It has been some years since I studied this area. I found this text to be helpful in this respect. It is a bit dense and complex in use of terminology at times. But I found I had a better understanding of the principles and rules attached to conducting good qualitative research analysis.
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But the first chapter fell out when I opened it. After taping things back together, it's all good. I needed the text for my last doctoral studies class, and didn't need a new book, but having the pages intact would have been nice.
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I'm a grad student and was desperately looking for a book to help me learn how to use grounded theory for my data. Buying this book was probably the best decision I could have made. Very clear explanations and helpful examples provided by Corbin.
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By Longshadow on January 12, 2013
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This is a great book. If you are doing anything other than generic or basic research-buy it. If you are doing generic or basic research, it may not help as much as you would like.
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