"I chose Catherine Marshall and Gretchen Rossman because of its accessibility and writing style. It is very reader friendly and mixes examples with interpretive commentary. I like this approach and my students seem to appreciate this style."
---Walter Heinecke, University of Virginia
The complexities and conundrums that are a part of the qualitative research enterprise demand a solid, well-planned research design. In this new edition of a best-seller, authors Catherine Marshall and Gretchen B. Rossman continue to provide clear and direct guidance for writing successful proposals that fit into the framework of qualitative research. With new material, including expanded coverage of focus groups, action research, and interviewing, Designing Qualitative Research, Third Edition is full of vignettes that illustrate the methodological challenges facing the researcher. This text will continue to be an invaluable resource to teachers and students of research methods across the disciplines and a must for the library of those using qualitative approaches....Continua