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Conversations about qualitative communication research : behind the scenes with leading scholars

Author: Christine S Davis
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine S Davis
ISBN: 9781611321265 1611321263 9781611321272 1611321271
OCLC Number: 852222369
Description: 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Narrative-based qualitative research. Narrating the conversation --
Sharing a voice --
The power of story --
Transgressing and qualitative criteria --
Good research is never safe --
Finding meaning in the mundane --
Culture as data --
Social science Based qualitative research. Changing the conversation --
Starting with theory but being open to aha moments --
Observing the story that needs to be told --
Bringing deep interpretation to meaningful inquiry --
Systematic analysis --
Connecting with participants --
Understanding and rapport --
Analyzing the conversation --
Arts-based qualitative research. Breathing the conversation : bringing life to dead (research methods) --
Analyzing historical culture --
Studying the dead alive --
Writing evocatively --
Making bodies behave --
Performing the everyday --
Questioning the way things are --
Performing the conversation --
Closing the conversation.
Responsibility: by Christine S. Davis.


Davis takes readers behind the scenes of qualitative research projects, using the work of ten top communication scholars, interviews with them, and her analysis.  Read more...
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[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 Read more...

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