Christine Davis offers readers an insider’s view of the practices of ten leading qualitative communication scholars, showing how they make critical decisions in the process of conducting research. Through interviews and reflective assessment of their key articles, these researchers make visible how they deal with theory, data collection, analysis, and writing up a study. These scholars represent the full range of qualitative communication research: social science, narrative, and performance. Davis provides additional context to offer the reader a practical understanding of how to navigate a qualitative research project.
About the Author
Christine S. Davis is Professor in the Communication Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Davis is a critical narrative ethnographer and autoethnographer who experiments with method and form, and publishes regularly on topics such as qualitative research methods, children’s mental health, end-of-life communication, and family disability. Visit her website at www.christinesdavis.com.
“[This book offers an] inspirational and original approach to qualitative research methods. I was stirred and provoked in many rewarding ways as I read this creative text, confronting questions big and small….This is an exceptionally valuable look into the choices and challenges faced by pioneers in the field.” —Chad Hammond, British Journal of Psychology
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