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Abstract

Harry Wolcott’s major focus in the third edition of Writing Up Qualitative Research is on writing what has come to be known as qualitative or descriptive or naturalistic research. To this end Wolcott draws upon the experiences from his life in the field of qualitative inquiry from over the past 40 years to offer suggestions on every aspect of the writing process from the beginning to end of a qualitative research project. Wolcott discusses how to jump start the writing process by providing guidance ranging from when and how to begin, how to keep the writing process going, what to do by way of tightening up a manuscript, and how to prepare an article or book for publication.

Keywords

Writing, Qualitative Research, Technical Writing

Author Bio(s)

Gary M. Bowler, Jr. currently works as a Licensed School Psychologist in the Chicopee Public Schools District located in Chicopee, Massachusetts USA. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst USA; a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Psychology, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology from American International College, Massachusetts USA; and a Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida USA. He is currently working to complete the certificate program in Qualitative Research at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Bowler can be contacted at 92 Bory’s Circle, Chicopee, MA 01013 USA; Phone: (413) 592-7937; Email: bowlerjrf@gmail.com

Publication Date

11-2-2009

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Comments

Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weekly, an offshoot publication of The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: Volume 2, Issue 44

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