Stake, Robert E., Qualitative Research: Studying How Things Work. New York: The Guilford Press, 2010.
Gives practical guidance on doing qualitative research studies along with thorough rationales for producing quality work at every step of the process from setting the research question to gathering data to reviewing literature to interpreting evidence to writing the report and more; uses excerpts from Stake's own work and that of his students as examples of what is discussed; a down-to-earth text, very readable, and one that constantly provokes thought.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Type of Study
Qualitative Research, Knowledge Generation
Stake, Robert E., "Stake, Robert E., Qualitative Research: Studying How Things Work. New York: The Guilford Press, 2010." (2010). CIRS: Curriculum Inquiry and Related Studies from Educational Research: A Searchable Bibliography of Selected Studies. 3565.
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