Summary: In this updated version of her innovative and distinctive book, author Valerie J. Janesick has extended the metaphor of dance and arts to yoga as an art form to strengthen her argument that tapping into one's artistic side--the side that is more creative and less inhibited--is a fundamental prerequisite for realizing one's potential as a researcher. Janesick provides a series of exercises, which can be used inside and outside the classroom, that are both artistically...show more inspired and immensely practical. Thoroughly classroom tested, these exercises demystify the research process and help the researcher become a more active observer, interviewer, and learner.
New to this Edition:
New chapter on the analysis and interpretation of qualitative data, which will help the reader develop categories for coding, interpreting journals and interview transcripts, and interpret and explain documents and photographs--all of which will include annotated examples
New chapter on narrative techniques, which will include coverage of autobiography, biography, and life history as viable approaches to understanding the social world
New section on dealing with Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), in particular, the issues, questions, and problems faced by qualitative researchers
New exercises on the role of the researcher--specifically drawing and quilting, and describing and explaining movies as narrative text
Expanded information on interviews in general--especially the need to pilot the interviews, and the research reflective journal process
An entire section on Internet sources, such as list servs, discussion lists, e-journals and software products
Mastering library techniques and services
In addition, there will be updated appendices and many new examples (current student work included) from the sociology, nursing, and management fields.
Edition/Copyright:2ND 04 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Sage Publications, Inc. Published: 08/13/2003 International: No
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Janesick, Valerie J. : University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
"This is a valuable work, which has been made even better in revision. In this Second Edition, Valerie Janesick extends the boundaries of qualitative inquiry, taking up IRBs, ethics, writing as inquiry, and new stretching exercises--drawing, quilting, cinema, listservs, and journaling. This book is a gift to instructors and students alike. Use it, teach from it, and stretch your imagination in the process."
--Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
SAGE Publications Web Site, August, 2003
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Preface to the Second Edition Dedication and Acknowledgments
PART I Introduction Some Notes on Theory My Theoretical Background Hindsight How to Use This Book The Audience for This Book Bibliography
PART II The Observation Cycle: Selected Exercises Exercise 2.1: Observing a Still Life Scene Description of a Still Life Scene: Ten Minutes' Worth Constructing a Reflective Portfolio Types of Portfolios Portfolio Contents Exercise 2.2: Physical Description of This Setting Exercise 2.3: Observation in the Home or Workplace Exercise 2.4: Description of a Familiar Person or a Stranger The Critical Case of Observation of a Student: Lessons Learned for the Professional Development of the Educator in Training Critical Case Study Missing Dad Exercise 2.5: Observing at an Art Museum or at a Movie Exercise 2.6: Observing an Animal at Home, the Zoo, or a Pet Shop Exercise 2.7: Drawing to Become a Better Observer: Drawing Upside Down Exercise 2.8: Non-Participant Observation Assignment Gaston's Gourmet Goodies Selected Readings Next Steps Summary of Part II: The Observation Cycle
PART III The Interview Cycle Two People Talking, Communicating, and Constructing Meaning Types of Interview Questions Preparing Questions Examples of Interview Questions From a Recent Dissertation Exercise 3.1: Interviewing Someone You Know Exercise 3.2: Interviewing a Stranger Exercise 3.3: Phone Interviews Exercise 3.4: The Focus Group Interview Exercise 3.5: Analyzing Interview Data
PART IV Personal Development and the Role of the Researcher Exercise 4.1: Variations on Writing Your Name Exercise 4.2: The Camera as an Extension of the Eye; the Eye as an Extension of the Soul Exercise 4.3: Building a Collage: My Role as a Researcher Exercise 4.4: Constructing a YaYa Box or Making a Quilt Patch Writing the Reflective Journal Exercise 4.5: Reflective Journal Writing Practice Exercise 4.6: Haiku and Any Form of Poetry and the Role of the Researcher Exercise 4.7: Framed Photograph Exercise Summary of Part IV: Personal Development and the Role of the Researcher
PART V The Analysis Cycle: Making Sense of the Data, Intuition Ethics, and Other Issues The Qualitative Researcher as Historian The Qualitative Researcher as User of All One's Senses, Including the Intuitive Sense Serendipity Checkpoints for Data Analysis, Reporting, and Interpretation Ethics and the Qualitative Researcher True Stories: Sample Ethical Dilemmas Intuition and Creativity in Research The Pas De Deux of Intuition and Creativity: Lessons For Today Other Issues Writing the Qualitative Dissertation Attributes of the Qualitative Researcher Electronic and Other Resources for the Qualitative Researcher QR Regular Journals Writing as a Pedagogical and Research Practice: Introducing the Researcher Reflective Journal Exercise to Start You on Your Researcher Reflective Journal Future Directions Interpretation Summary Some Thoughts on Qualitative Researchers Interacting With Institutional Review Boards Sample Institutional Review Board Application Summary of This Section
A. Sample Letter to Participants B. Examples of Researcher Reflective Journals C. Field Notes: From the First Days in the Field D. Qualitative Research Methods: Two Sample Syllabi E. Sample Mini Projects From Various Classes F. Sample Consent Forms G. Samples of Member Check Forms H. A Sample Peer Reviewer Form I. Sample Major Sections From a Qualitative Dissertation Proposal J. Sample Schema for a Literature Review K. Sample Sets of Themes and Categories From the Technology Study L. Samples of Interview Transcripts (Edited) M. Sample Original Categories and Codes Based on Interviews, Observations, and Journal Entries N. Final Categories and Codes O. Final Major Themes and Subthemes Identified From the Data P. Sample Alternative Field Note Style for Taking Notes During Interviews Q. Sample Reflections Written After the Preliminary Notes R. Conducting Qualitative Interviews: Rules of Thumb S. An Example of Constructing a Model T. Cost for a Recently Completed Qualitative Dissertation: A Learning Tool
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