Lichtman’s fourth edition of Qualitative Research in Education: A User’s Guide has become my qualitative research guide on the side. From the book cover to the way she organizes and writes the chapters, Lichtman invites readers to join her on a journey to learn how qualitative research can address some of education’s most pressing problems. Up-to-date, easy to read, and useful, this book has earned a permanent place on my bookshelf. In this review I provide a review organized by themes. I describe each theme, offer excepts from the text that represent the theme and explain its importance to me as a qualitative researcher and lifelong learner. While most examples in the textbook are related to education, Lichtman’s sage advice and style transcend disciplines.
qualitative research, user’s guide, educational research
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Snyder, M. (2024). Your Qualitative Research “Guide on the Side”: A Review of Marilyn Lichtman’s Qualitative Research in Education: A User’s Guide (4th Edition). The Qualitative Report, 29(2), 556-559. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2024.7081