Researchers can discover the dynamism of new methods of qualitative inquiry and discover new applications for the established methods. The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Methods (2014), edited by Patricia Leavy examines topics ranging from the politics of knowledge to researcher prejudice and bias extant in qualitative research. History, ethics, philosophy, and theoretical approaches of qualitative research are presented in a cogent manner. Topics include grounded theory, feminist research, indigenous methodologies, narrative inquiry, ethnography, case studies, oral history, content analysis, Internet research, photography and arts-based research, community-based research, qualitative disaster research, and mixed-methods. Chapters are devoted to skill-building techniques for interviewing, focus groups, coding and analysis strategies, writing, and evaluating qualitative research. This book will become a valued resource for scholars.


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Dian Jordan is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa Texas. Her interests include qualitative research related to oral history and content analysis for her research with arts based content. She is also concerned with the sociology of water related to American Indian water rights and valuations of non-consumptive and recreational water use. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: jordan_d@utpb.edu.

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