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Resources for Qualitative Inquiry

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​​​​The Qualitative Research Methods Forum is a community of practice dedicated to building qualitative research knowledge and skills by sharing by expertise an​d Opportunities​.​

Books

Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. (1987). Membership Roles in Field Research. Qualitative Research Methods Series 6. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Agar, Micheal. H. (1980). The Professional Stranger: An Informal Introduction to Ethnography. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Bazeley, Pat. (2007). Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo. (2nd edition). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.

Bernard, H. Russell (2006). Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Fourth edition. Lanham, MD: Altamira Press.

Bernard, H. Russell, and Gery W. Ryan. (2010). Analyzing Qualitative Data: Systematic Approaches. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.

Charmaz, Kathy. (2006) Constructing Grounded Theory:  A Practical Guide Through Qualitative Analysis. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.

Corbin, Juliet, and Anselm Strauss. (2008). Basics of Qualitative Research. Third edition. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.

Crabtree, Benjamin, & Miller, William. (Eds.) (1999). Doing Qualitative Research (2nd edition). London: Sage.

Creswell, John W. (2009). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. (3rd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Crotty, M. (1996). Phenomenology and Nursing Research. South Melbourne, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Crotty, M. (1998). The Foundations of Social Research: Meaning and Perspective in Research. London: Sage.

Denzin, Norman K., & Lincoln, Yvonna. (2007). Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials (3rd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Denzin, Norman K., & Lincoln, Yvonna. (2007). The Landscape of Qualitative Research. (3rd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Denzin, Norman K., & Lincoln, Yvonna. (2007). Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry (3rd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Emerson, Robert M., Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw. (1995). Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Guest, Greg, and Kathleen M. MacQueen, eds. (2008). Handbook for Team-Based Qualitative Research. Lanham, MD: Altamira Press.

Handwerker, W. Penn. (2001). Quick Ethnography. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.

Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy. (2010). Mixed Methods Research: Merging Theory with Practice. New York: Guilford Books.

Johnson, Jeffrey C. (1990). Selecting Ethnographic Informants. Qualitative Research Methods Series 22. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Koch, T. & Kralik, D. (2006). Participatory Action Research in Healthcare. London: Blackwell.

Lambert, Joe. (2006). Digital Storytelling Cookbook. Berkeley, CA: Digital Diner Press.

Lassiter, Luke Eric. (2005). The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

LeCompte, Margaret D. and Jean J. Schensul. Eds. (1999). The Ethnographer’s Toolkit. Seven volume series. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.

  Volume 1: Designing and Conducting Ethnographic Research
  Volume 2: Essential Ethnographic Methods: Observations, Interviews, and Questionnaires
  Volume 3: Enhanced Ethnographic Methods: Audiovisual Techniques, Focused Group Interviews, and
                   Elicitation Techniques
  Volume 4: Mapping Social Networks, Spatial Data, and Hidden Populations
  Volume 5: Analyzing and Interpreting Ethnographic Data
  Volume 6: Researcher Roles and Research Partnerships
  Volume 7: Using Ethnographic Data: Intervention, Public Programming, and Public Policy.

Lewins, Ann, and Christina Silver. (2007). Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-by-Step Guide. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.

McLean, Athena. (2007). The Shadow Side of Fieldwork: Exploring the Blurred Borders Between Ethnography and Life. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Miles, Matthew B., and Huberman, Michael. Qualitative Data Analysis: An Expanded Sourcebook (2nd ed.)

Morgan, David L. (1988). Focus Groups as Qualitative Research. Qualitative Research Methods Series 16. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Morse, J.M. and Neihaus, L. (2009). Mixed Method Design: Principles and Procedures. CA: Left Coast Press.

Moustakas, Clark. (1994). Phenomenological Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.

Pagett, D.K. (2008). Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research. (2nd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Patton, Michael Quinn. (2002). Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ragin, Charles C., Joane Nagel, and Patricia White. (2004). Workshop on Sicenctific Foudnation of Qualitative Research. Washington, DC: National Science Foundation.

Reed, J. (2007) Appreciative Inquiry: Research for Change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Robben, Antonius C. G. M., and Jeffrey A. Sluka. (2007). Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Saldaña, Johnny. (2003). Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change Through Time. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.

Sanjek, Roger, ed. (1990). Fieldnotes: The Makings of Anthropology. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univeristy Press.

Stringer, E.T. (2007). Action Research. (3rd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ulin, Priscilla R., Elizabeth T. Robinson, and Elizabeth E. Tolley. (2005). Qualitative Methods in Public Health: A Field Guide for Applied Research. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Ulin, Priscilla R., Elizabeth T. Robinson, and Elizabeth E. Tolley. (2006). Investigación Aplicada en Salud Pública: Métodos Cualitativos. Washington, DC: Organización Panamericana de la Salud.

Van Manen, M. (1990). Researching Lived Experience: Human Science for an Action Sensitive Pedagogy. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Willis, Peter, Smith, Robert, and Collins, Emily. (2000). Being, Seeking, Telling: Expressive Approaches to Qualitative Adult Education Research. Flaxton, Queensland, Australia: Post Pressed.

Wolcott, Harry F. (2009). Writing Up Qualitative Research. Third edition. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.​

Articles


Agar, Michael, and James MacDonald. (1995). Focus Groups and Ethnography. Human Organization 54(1): 78-86.

Cohen, DJ and Crabtree, BF. (2008). Evaluative Criteria for Qualitative Research in Health Care: Controversies and Recommendations. Annals of Family Medicine, 6, 331-339. 

Heckathorn, DD. (1997). Respondent-Driven Sampling: A New Approach to the Study of Hidden Populations. Social Problems, 44, 174-199. 

La Pelle, N. (2004). Simplifying Qualitative Data Analysis Using General Purpose Software Tools. Field Methods, 16, 85-108.

Lieber, Eli, Thomas S. Weisner, and Matthew Presley. (2003). EthnoNotes: An Internet-Based Field Note Management Tool. Field Methods 15(4):405-425.

Patterson, S.E., Hart, J., and Weaver, T.D. (2010). Delusions and Qualitative Confusions: A Dialogic Collaborative Exploration. Qualitative Health Research, 20, 1008-1018. 

Pelto, Pertti J, and Gretel H. Pelto. (1997). Studying Knowledge, Culture, and Behavior in Applied 

Medical Anthropology. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 11(2):252-255.

Ramirez-Valles, Jesus, Douglas D. Heckathorn, Raquel Vazquez, Rafael M. Diaz, and Richard T. Campbell. (2005). From Networks to Populations: The Development and Application of Respondent-Driven Sampling among IDUs and Latino Gay Men." AIDS and Behavior 9(4):387-402. 

Ryan, G.W. and Bernard, H.R. (2003). Techniques to Identify Themes. Field Methods, 15, 85-109.
 
Ryan, G.W. (2004). Using a Word Processor to Tag and Retrieve Blocks of Text. Field Methods, 16, 109-130. 

Stockdale, Margaret S. (2002). Analyzing Focus Group Data with Spreadsheets. American Journal of Health Studies, 18, 55-60.

Swallow, V, Newton, J., Van Lottum, C. (2003). How to Manage and Display Qualitative Data using “Framework” and Microsoft Excel.  Journal of Clinical Nursing, 12, 610-612. 

Journals​


Qualitative Health Research 

The Journal of Health Communication

Field Methods 

Social Science & Medicine

Medical Anthropology Quarterly