- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 2nd edition (August 29, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0761974288
- ISBN-13: 978-0761974284
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #893,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Qualitative Researching 2nd Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
There is a newer edition of this item:
All Books, All the Time
Read author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more at the Amazon Book Review. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
Jennifer Mason is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leeds. She is co-author of Wills, Inheritance and Families (1996) and Negotiating Family Responsibilities (1993).
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
1. covers methodological as well as theory issues
2. prepares the reader to conduct qualitative research in the social, behavioral, cognitive, and related sciences
3. discusses presentation issues and coping with a "culture" bias towards quantitative research
4. makes a compelling argument for qualitative research to make even the most jaded and ardent quantitative methodologist to have second thoughts
One central approach Mason uses is to propose questions that force the researcher to think about the research, analysis, and presentation, and form the basis for a good review strategy for qualitative work.
One of my top five books for researchers - I study human-computer interaction, and am (at heart) a computer scientist - this book has helped me see beyond artifact to the true meaning of contribution and value. As a related note, this book is an excellent course text for a graduate course on research methods.
If you are a linear, rational thinker, you may find this book to be too "out there." For instance the whole first chapter discusses "5 important questions" that should guide your research projects. It repeatedly refers to how important these 5 questions are, but then it actually lists and describes SIX questions in that chapter. For a $45 *used* book, I expect the author and/or publishing staff to be able to count to six... This is what I mean when I describe the text as "out there." I did not find the it to be meaningfully-structured or really helpful for designing high-quality research. The main benefit of this book is that it provides a contrast to more standard research approaches, but I would never recommend this book.