is a collection of entries for users who want to learn more about a particular research concept or technique (such as “control group” or “reliability”). Users can search the Encyclopedia for specific information or browse the Reader’s Guide to find topics of interest. For readers who want to pursue a topic further, each entry ends with both a list of related entries in the Encyclopedia and a set of further readings in the literature, often including online sources.
presents current and complete information as well as ready-to-use techniques, facts, and examples from the field of qualitative research in a very accessible style. The entries cover every major facet of qualitative methods, including access to research participants, data coding, research ethics, the role of theory in qualitative research, and much more--all without overwhelming the informed reader.