Denzin, Norman K., and Yvonna S. Lincoln, "The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research," pp.1-32 in Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, eds., The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research, 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005.


Lays the groundwork for the 44 articles in this handbook; characterizes differences among eight periods of qualitative research from 1900-2005; discusses the work of the qualitative researcher by styles, methods, and challenges; previews organization of the handbook which focuses on five phases of the research process.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline

Field other than Education

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Qualitative Research, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Knowledge Generation


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