Marilyn Lichman's Qualitative Research in Education: A User’s Guide is a well-written and valuable textbook for new and experienced researchers. Regarding title and content, this textbook focuses more on educational research. Still, it does not rule out the possibility that this book can be used in qualitative research outside education. An exciting thing was the division of phases into three stages: (1) Tradition, theory, and practice; (2) Research planning; and (3) Collect, organize, and communicate. This perfect division allows researchers who have read this book to conduct qualitative research. Readers will also find that the examples used throughout the text and the appendices complement the written instructions clearly and explicitly. Therefore, this text is handy for a researcher who will conduct qualitative research. It deserves a good rating for any curriculum and should be a reference source for relevant qualitative inquiry.


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Abd Aziz Ardiansyah is a master’s level student at the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia (ID). He teaches at the upper secondary education level in Physics and Mathematics. Please address correspondence to ardiansyahaziz@upi.edu


The author would like to express his gratitude to Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP/Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology in Indonesia for supporting the publication of this review.

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