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Abstract

Durdella’s text, Qualitative Dissertation Methodology: A Guide for Research Design and Methods, breaks down the steps for conducting qualitative research in applied programs of study and social behavioral science fields. The book, also useful to department chairs and program directors, focuses on designing a qualitative study, conducting the study and analyzing the data. Useful advice drawn from Durdella’s experience as a dissertation committee chair, in addition to introspective questions for the student, help to demystify the methodology chapter and, thus, could have a positive impact on programs.

Keywords

Qualitative Research, Methodology Chapter, Dissertation Writing, Applied Fields of Study, Social Behavioral Science Fields of Study

Author Bio(s)

Stephanie A. Bluestein, Ed.D., is an associate professor of journalism at California State University, Northridge. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: Stephanie.Bluestein@csun.edu

Publication Date

9-17-2018

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