Welcome to Qualitative Inquiry in Daily Life!

This book is meant to teach researchers, evaluators, and practitioners such as educators how to use qualitative inquiry in daily life. This book is offered for free at this WordPress site. Although this book may make the most sense if it is read in sequence, feel free to navigate to any chapter or appendix at any time.

Additional references will be added here from time to time and readers are invited to suggest references on the associated topics by emailing the author, David Williams at ddwbyu@gmail.com and making suggestions.

Chapter 1- Overview of qualitative inquiry and general texts on this topic

Narrative Inquiry: Experience and Story in Qualitative Research: D. Jean Clandinin & F. Michael Connelly

Researching Lived Experience: Human Science for an Action Sensitive Pedagogy by Max Van Manen

Merriam, S. B. (1998). Qualitative Research and Case Study Applications in Education

Morse’s Critical Issues in Qualitative Research Methods (1994)

Bogdan & Biklen, Qualitative Research in Education: An introduction to theories and Methods (2007)

InterViews: Kavale

Qualitative Educational Research in Action: Doing and Reflecting, Tom O’Donoghue and Keith Punch editors

e-Research: Methods, Strategies, and Issues by Anderson and Kanuka.

Phenomenological Research Methods, Clark Moustakas

Michael Quinn Patton (2002) Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Robert E. Stake (2010) Qualitative Research: Studying How Things Work. NY: Guilford.

http://www.phenomenologyonline.com/ provides references, examples, and introductory information about phenomenology.

Chapter 2- Assumptions we make in doing qualitative inquiry

Three articles by Craig Russon (two with his wife) suggesting alternative assumptions from Eastern perspectives:

An Eastern Paradigm of Evaluation by Craig Russon available at http://survey.ate.wmich.edu/jmde/index.php/jmde_1/article/view/183/203.

The Insight Evaluation Approach by
Craig Russon and Karen Russon available at http://survey.ate.wmich.edu/jmde/index.php/jmde_1/article/view/231/237.

How the I Ching or Book of Changes can
Inform Western Notions of Theory of Change
Craig Russon and Karen Russon available at http://survey.ate.wmich.edu/jmde/index.php/jmde_1/article/view/252/246.

Chapter 3- Keeping a record, writing fieldnotes

Chapter 4- Relationship building to enhance inquiry

An article about the importance of relationship building to deal with cultural competence issues:

Joseph Trimble, Ed Trickett, Celia Fisher, and Leslie Goodyear; A Conversation on Multicultural Competence in Evaluation in the American Journal of Evaluation, first published on December 15, 2011 as doi:10.1177/1098214011430377. Available at http://aje.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/12/14/1098214011430377.full.pdf+html. 

Chapter 5- Standards and quality in qualitative inquiry

Chapter 6- Focusing the inquiry

Chapter 7- Data collection

Webb, E. J., Campbell, D. T., Schwartz, R. D., & Sechrest L. (2000). Unobstrusive Measures: Revised Edition. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Chapter 8- Data interpretation

Chapter 9- Sharing and reporting