Author: Rosaline Barbour

Pub Date: November 2013

Pages: 392

Learn more about this book

Welcome to the companion website for the second edition of Introducing Qualitative Research by Rose Barbour.

About the Book

Rosaline Barbour draws on her extensive teaching experience to provide a clear, user-friendly introduction to the craft of doing qualitative research. Each chapter includes examples of real-life qualitative data and a range of exercises to help students get a feel for the process of generating and analysing qualitative data.
The second edition includes:

  • New examples from a range of social science disciplines, making this the perfect book no matter what course you’re studying
  • More on unobtrusive methods of data collection, such as documentary analysis
  • More on internet research methods, mixed methods and visual methods
  • A new section on using software in qualitative research
  • A brand new companion website full of additional lecturer and student resources

Rosaline Barbour is Professor of Health Care at the Open University.

Student Resources

Students using the second edition of Introducing Qualitative Research can benefit from a range of free resources, including:

  • Additional exercises to accompany each chapter of the book.
  • Further reading: suggested journal articles relevant to the online exercises.
  • Potential research questions to help students who are new to the field of research.
  • Useful templates including timetables, matrix grids and interview schedules.
  • Web links to help you with your qualitative research project.
Example transcripts: real-life focus group transcript excerpts and accompanying commentaries