Kakali Bhattacharya (2017) effortlessly advances the pedagogical literature on qualitative research. As a scholar-practitioner of the field of criminal justice, a recent doctoral graduate, and a qualitative methodologist, reading this book allowed me to reflect on my strengths and weaknesses in conducting qualitative inquiry. This review presents the primary intent of the book, which is to be a supplemental text for an introductory qualitative research methods course. Bhattacharya (2017) offers a succinct and straightforward recipe to improve one’s understanding of qualitative research methods, as well as provides best practices while doing so. This book is the perfect roadmap for the instructor who is asked to facilitate his or her first qualitative research methods course to follow or for a student to supplement their course text.
Qualitative Research Methods, Critical Race Theory, Positivism, Book Review, Course Development
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Adams, J. L. (2019). A Lighthouse in the Sea of Qualitative Textbooks: A Book Review of Kakali Bhattacharya’s Fundamentals of Qualitative Research—A Practical Guide. The Qualitative Report, 24(2), 295-297. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2019.3956