The following is a review of the book: Thinking Qualitatively: Methods of Mind written by Johnny Saldaña and published in 2015. The book unfolds from the more traditional qualitative research ways of thinking and moves toward the abstract. Learning objectives begin each chapter and end with a summary of key points and exercises designed to stretch the mind by applying the concepts discussed. Throughout each chapter, reflection exercises titled “For Your Mental Rolodex” provide opportunities for additional concept application. Each chapter builds upon the previous chapter forming a solid foundation for how to think qualitatively. Students, instructors, novice, and seasoned qualitative researcher will appreciate the thoughtful organization of the book. The book is an excellent addition to the qualitative researcher’s library.


Qualitative Research, Qualitative Inquiry

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Dr. Mary E. Hancock is an associate professor at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: mhancock@shepherd.edu.


Thank you to The Qualitative Editorial Board for the opportunity to review this book.

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