This text shows novice researchers how to design, collect, and analyze qualitative data and then present their results to the scientific community. It also stresses the importance of ethics in research and taking the time to properly design and think through any research endeavor.
A text for undergraduate and graduate levels that can be used as a supplement or a core text. Covers collecting, organizing, and making sense of qualitative data, and discusses interviewing, ethnographic field strategies, sociometry, content analysis, ethical issues, and writing research papers. This second edition contains more examples from outside the field of sociology, and new material on designing qualitative research and the role of computers in qualitative research and analysis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)