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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; Third Edition edition (November 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412970113
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412970112
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Throughout, the guidance remains very practical, keeping clearly in sight the goal of actually getting the writing task done. The style is friendly, chatty and humorous, resulting in a guidebook that is accessible and a pleasure to read. I would highly recommend this book to anyone whose work involves writing up qualitative research, not only if you encounter particular struggles, but also if you just appreciate some words of reassurance or encouragement from time to time." (Annie Irvine 2010-02-22)

"Wolcott’s advice is highly individual, and much of it involves strategies for finding the techniques for writing and editing that best fit you as a writer. Wolcott explains his points in a friendly and accessible manner, which makes the book feel like a lively conversation with a colleague rather than an academic treatise on writing. Writing Up Qualitative Research is a valuable resource for academic writers at any stage of their careers. Graduate students will find the discussion of breaking out of the prescribed formulas of the dissertation genre very helpful. New academics will enjoy the advice for keeping writing relevant to the audience, as well as the chapters on negotiating the publication process. Even seasoned academic writers will not go away from Wolcott’s book empty-handed, because it contains advice for guiding new writers and graduate students. Writing Up Qualitative Research is an enjoyable, refreshing, and useful monograph, and I know I will be using it for advice and inspiration for years to come."

(Nicole St. Germaine-McDaniel 2010-09-29)

"Throughout, the guidance remains very practical, keeping clearly in sight the goal of actually getting the writing task done...I would highly recommend this book to anyone whose work involves writing up qualitative research, not only if you encounter particular struggles, but also if you just appreciate some words of encouragement from time to time." (Annie Irvine SRA 2010-02-01)

About the Author

Harry F. Wolcott (Ph.D. Stanford) taught at the University of Oregon, serving on both the faculties of education and anthropology. He authored several ethnographic texts that included his experiences among the Kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia and with the African Beer Gardens of Bulawayo, Rhodesia, as well on ethnographic method and on writing itself, with a focus on qualitative research. His publications included: Transforming Qualitative Data (SAGE 1994); Art of Fieldwork (2nd ed., Altamira Press 2005); Ethnography: A Way of Seeing (2nd ed., Altamira Press 2008); Writing Up Qualitative Research (3rd ed., SAGE 2009); Sneaky Kid and Its Aftermath: Ethics and Intimacy in Fieldwork (Altamira 2002), and Ethnography Lessons: A Primer (Left Coast Press, 2010).

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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Daniel R. Coleman on August 31, 2009
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I am writing a dissertation and this was not very helpful. It basically said get started, get going, keep going a nd told me all the reasons that I did not need to justify using qualitative research. It was a waste of money unless you needed a pep talk. Was of no use from a technical standpoint.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mel on October 24, 2010
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I ordered this book for my master's research and I loved the fact that the author can be funny about a topic that is not easy to write about. Rather than reading like a textbook, this book offered insightful and fun ideas for writing a professional paper. At first, I was not happy about the price for a small paperback book, but it was well worth it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Addicted2GRACE on April 13, 2012
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If writing is this simple, and this enjoyable (as evidenced by the author's writing) then I would be glad to do it. Wolcott does an amazing job describing in simple detail how to be a good academic writer. While the title suggests that the book is for qualitative researchers I think that anybody who wants to write well and enjoy the process can benefit from this book regardless of their field of interest.
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In the qualitative research process, the researcher is hard-pressed, in terms of data collection, categorizing, coding and finally, writing up the research data. This book guides the timing and writing up of qualitative research methods. Knowing when and how to write up the research data is imperative for successful dissertations! This is a must-have book for beginning and intermediate researchers! A great value for the price!
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By Pam on February 3, 2013
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Wolcott's easy-to-read, conversational style makes this book a valuable tool for anyone conducting qualitative research and finding him/herself needing a push forward in the writing of the research.
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