Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation
Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation , by Sharan B. Merriam, Jossey-Bass, 2009.
From the publisher: This thoroughly revised and updated classic once again presents a practical guide to understanding, designing and conducting a qualitative research study, as well as, helps readers understand the theoretical and philosophical underpinning of this research paradigm. The third edition includes new material on types of qualitative research; on the role of a theoretical framework in designing a study; a step-by-step guide to analyzing qualitative data; and an addendum for graduate students that provides a template for a thesis, dissertation, or grant application.
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