"Flick's Introduction to Qualitative Research is quite simply the most important text on qualitative research methods in the world today. I continue to envy Flick's command of the field and its ever-expanding literature, much of which he has managed to include in his new edition."
-Norman K Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"This text is a unique contribution to the body of general theoretical material about this rapidly expanding field of inquiry in social psychology as well as the social and health sciences."
This Second Edition of Uwe Flick's bestselling textbook retains all of the student-friendly elements and carefully structured and thought-through qualities of the first edition, but with much more besides. As a consequence, this book should preserve its status as the essential introductory text for all students of qualitative research.
All of the major theories, methods and new approaches are still presented in an accessible manner. As well, the incorporation of many practical examples and summary boxes, helping to inform students and researchers of the right decisions to take in terms of research strategy, ensures that this text remains thoroughly practical. However, each chapter has been fully updated in terms of references and reading lists, and an entirely new section on Recent and Further Developments has been written, including chapters on: Computers in Qualitative Research; Qualitative and Quantitative Research; Quality in Qualitative Research; and The Future of Qualitative Research.
Wonderfully well-written and supremely comprehensive, An Introduction to Qualitative Research, Second Edition should be recommended reading to all students of qualitative research....Continua