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EDLD904 - Qualitative Research Methods: Handbooks on Qualitative Research Topics

How to find articles using qualitative research methods. How to find help in conducting qualitative research.

Guidance for Your Research

UST has lots of books to guide you through your research process and answer your questions:

What makes a good interview question?

What is grounded theory exactly?

When is it best to use snowball sampling?

How can you entice folks to engage themselves with you?

How should you compensate participants?

What are good ethical practices?

  Books on Qualitative Research

book cover for intro to qualitative research synthesis

Major, Claire Howell. (2010). An introduction to qualitative research synthesis: Managing the information explosion in social science research. New York: Routledge.

Books on Interview Methods

cover for Life Story Interview

Atkinson, Robert. (1998). The life story interview. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Books on Grounded Theory

cover for Handbook on Emergent Methods

Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy and Leavy, Patricia. (2008). Handbook of emergent methods. New York: Guilford.




Books on Ethnographic Methods

Atkinson, Paul (1992). Understanding ethnographic texts. Newbury Park, CA: Sage
from the publisher's website: "...the first "how to" book of its kind. He provides basic, yet significant, lessons for ethnographers going about the business of writing up their findings".