The following links focus principally on qualitative research issues and research
The 9 chapters of this introduction provides practical approaches to action
research, evaluation, the collection of data and its analysis set within a
broad Introduction to Qualitative
Research - it is appropriate for beginners at undergraduate and masters
level, or anyone who wants to undertake workplace research based enquiry learning
employing qualitative research methods. References to to take the next steps
in undertaking qualitative research by Schostak can be seen here.
Further notes for qualitative research can be seen here.
To The ACE PROJECT The appendix, although incomplete, sketches a way of
employing qualitative research to evaluate organisations and programmes, drawing
upon a critical realist approach (see also link 6 below). The ACE
project was a major national evaluation of nursing and midwifery programmes
in the UK, funded by the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and
Critiquing Critical Realism
Critical realism has become an increasingly important perspective for qualitative
researchers. This paper provides a critical introduction to some of the issues.
A day with Jacko. An experience of fieldwork
in school This was a very early fieldwork account of Schostak's - written
as a doctoral student in about 1980. It was an attempt to represent the experience
employing a narrative framework and then susing this as a basis for analyses.