There are only a handful of articles, books, tools, and resources that are truly accessible to the novice qualitative investigator. The literature contains reams of resources that aid researchers to launch the qualitative learning process. However, there are few opportunities to develop the depth, prowess, and creativity needed to sustain lifelong learning. The Craft of Qualitative Research: A Handbook by Kleinknecht, van den Scott, and Sanders is one resource that assists researchers to achieve this objective. Conceptualized as a “handbook,” this book is meant to be used throughout research projects and professional careers. The practice of qualitative inquiry serves as the focal point for all discussions, and this book creates space and opportunities for learners to acquire experiential knowledge through the vicarious experiences of authors. The vividness with which the cases are presented renders a strong motivation in readers to improve how they conduct qualitative inquiry. Although two minor suggestions would have made this book more useful in the field, this book offers important insight into uncommon or unheard methodological topics that investigators may face.
Qualitative Research, Methodology, Methods, Teaching and Learning
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Majid, U. (2019). Sustaining Learning about Qualitative Inquiry: A Book Review on The Craft of Qualitative Research - A Handbook. The Qualitative Report, 24(9), 2328-2331. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2019.4158