As the title suggests, the authors of the book Five ways of doing qualitative analysis: Phenomenological psychology, grounded theory, discourse analysis, narrative research, and intuitive inquiry offer a complex look at qualitative research. The book has been lauded as the premier text on qualitative analysis by reviewers who teach qualitative analysis. The authors use a unique approach in writing this book--taking a data set on a "participant," looking at the data using the five major ways in the qualitative style, comparing the strengths of each of the styles, and offering the reactions of the participant herself.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Looking for a research textbook? Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research might be just what you need. The easy readability of this text belies its wealth of information. In this fourth edition, the author expands the coverage of ethics in research and adds new research articles.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Looking for up-to-date, comprehensive research on older children and adults with learning disabilities and ADHD? Want intervention strategies designed to accommodate this population? With the plethora of material out there on how to work with younger children with these disabilities, the book Adolescents and adults with learning disabilities and ADHD: Assessment and accommodation is like actually finding that needle in the haystack. Practical applications, systemic assessment and intervention strategies are presented along with a wealth of resources.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Interested in communication and some of its history? Check out Show of hands: A natural history of sign language. Author David F. Armstrong discusses the major theories surround language evolution and looks at specific peoples' development of sign language in their communities. Armstrong also explores visual communication and the Internet and what the future might hold.