Denzin, Norman K., and Yvonna S. Lincoln, "The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research," pp. 1-28 in Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, eds., The Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2000.


Defines qualitative research, the qualitative researcher, interpretive activities, quantitative vs qualitative research, and the history of qualitative research; characterizes qualitative research in seven time periods between 1900 and 2000; describes five phases of the research process.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline

Field other than Education

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Status Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research


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