Maria J. Mayan’s publication of Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry (2009) provides a broad introduction to the scope and process of conducting qualitative research. The author used many of the same concepts in his dissertation and continues to conduct qualitative inquiry, often times using Mayan’s book as a useful resource in structuring his research. The book outlined qualitative philosophies, methodologies, and data analysis procedures used in qualitative research.


Qualitative Research, Qualitative Methodologies, Data Collection, Qualitative Philosophy

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Daniel C. Allen is a Professor of History at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, TX. His area of expertise is Teacher Education, History and Philosophy of Education, and Rural Education. He teaches courses on American History and is conducting research in the field of Rural Education. Correspondence regarding this review can be addressed directly to: Daniel C. Allen at E-mail: Daniel.allen@tvcc.edu

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