In this updated version of her innovative book, author Valerie J. Janesick extends her dance and yoga metaphors to strengthen her argument that tapping into one's artistic side-the side that is more creative and less inhibited-is fundamental to realizing one's potential as a qualitative researcher. This Third Edition provides a series of exercises that are both imaginative and immensely practical in helping students to see the artistic side of research.
New and Preven Features
Provides a new focus on regularly practicing the skill of narrative writing while including the voice of the researcher to help improve research writing
Includes four new chapters that continue the emphasis on the importance of writing: The Observation and Writing Habit, The Interview and Writing Habit, The Creative Habit, and The Analysis and Writing Habit
Engages students with 29 exercises (including 12 entirely new ones) for use in the classroom or as homework
Offers a rich array of helpful appendixes that include sample projects and consent forms, tips for dealing with institutional review boards, rules of thumb for conducting interviews, information on the analytical coding process, and more
This is an ideal supplemental or brief core text for graduate-level Qualitative Research Methods in departments of education, communications, sociology, anthropology, business, nursing, medicine, mental health, social work, and psychology.