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Engaging Crystallization in Qualitative Research: An Introduction (Paperback)
  • Engaging Crystallization in Qualitative Research: An Introduction (Paperback)

Engaging Crystallization in Qualitative Research: An Introduction (Paperback)

Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 18/09/2008
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Drawing upon her multi-award-winning research and book using crystallization, author Laura Ellingson presents the first-ever step-by-step guide to employing this cutting-edge methodology.

Exploring Crystallization in Qualitative Research provides: thorough grounding in the field of qualitative research; answers to the relevant epistemological questions that arise when crossing inscribed methodological boundaries; detailed steps for design and planning; explication of the process of creating a multi-genre text and/or series of texts; suggestions for improving both social science and creative analytic writing; and strategies for targeting publication outlets.

While other books have explained how to write the "new ethnography" and autoethnography, and still others have described how to conduct grounded theory in more traditional, social constructionist, and postmodern, frameworks, this is the first work to date that has bridged these worlds in a "how to" book that celebrates each on its own terms, acknowledges inherent limitations of any genre, and explains how to integrate them through crystallization.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412959070
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 15 mm


"[This] book emphasizes effective communication and how to articulate complex information to an audience. Although the book is intended primarily for qualitative researchers, I believe it may be an equally important work for quantitative researchers. In reading this book, I have gained a deeper appreciation for qualitative research in general and a better understanding of how different methods can be applied toward understanding truth."

-- Karl N. Kelley * PsycCRITIQUES *
"The book's key strength is its informed style and uplifting optimism about the future not only of qualitative research but of research at large...the book offers many ideas for researchers to play with and is a thorough and illuminating introduction to the theories, procedures, and politics of qualitative inquiry and publishing." -- Jimmie Manning * The Southern Communication Journal *

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