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There are several online resources to guide you to valuable qualitative research resources.  Do bear in mind that most do not include the most recent publications.  (You may wish to search within a given page for the last year cited to assess that last year included.)

Bobbi Kerlins offers a 35 section set of online references organized by topic.

Jan Nespor offers an annotated bibliography on qualitative research methods.

Gery Ryan offers an extensive and well annotated bibliography of general qualitative references.

Deborah Padgett offers a fine, social work oriented, reference list in The Qualitative Research Experience (Brooks/Cole, 2004, revised edition). 

On selected methods:

Bob Dick offers a useful annotated bibliography on action research.

Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim's Grounded Theory Web Site offers terrific references on GT in English and Indonesian.

Selected References from Denise Burnette and James Drisko

Altheide, D., & Johnson, J. (1994). Criteria for assessing the interpretive validity in qualitative research.  In N. Denzin & Y. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative research (pp. 485-499). Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Atkinson, P., & Hammersley, M.  (1994).  Ethnography and participant observation.    In N Denzin & Y. Lincoln (Eds.) Handbook of qualitative research. (pp. 248-261).  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.  (Anything by Atkinson is worth a read in my view!)

Bernard, H. (1988). Research methods in cultural anthropology. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Bernstein, S., & Epstein, I.  (1994).  Grounded theory meets the reflective practitioner:  Integrating qualitative and quantitative methods in administrative practice. In E. Sherman & W. Reid. (Eds.), Qualitative research in social work (pp. 423-434). New York, NY:  Columbia.

Boyle, J. (1994).  Styles of ethnography.  In J. Morse (Ed.), Critical issues in qualitative research methods (pp. 159-185).  Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Burnette, D.  (Ed.). (1998).  Teaching qualitative research:  A compendium of model syllabi.  Alexandria, VA:  Council on Social Work Education.

Burnette, D. (1994). Managing chronic illness alone in late life: Sisyphus at work. In C. Riessman, (Ed.), Qualitative studies in social work (pp. 5-27). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Cohen, M., & Omery, A.  (1994).  Schools of phenomenology:  Implications for research. In J. Morse (Ed.), Critical issues in qualitative research methods (pp. 136-156).  Newbury Park, CA: Sage.  

Dean, R. G. (1993). Constructivism: An approach to clinical practice.  Smith College Studies in Social Work, 63(2), 127-146.

Denzin, N., & Lincoln, Y. (1994). Introduction: Entering the field of qualitative research. In N. Denzin & Y. Lincoln (Eds.) Handbook of qualitative research (pp. 1-17). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.   (A key resource)

Drisko, J.  (1998).  Using Qualitative Data Analysis Software:  Merits and Hazards.  Computers in Human Services, 15(1), 1-19.

Drisko, J.  (1997). Strengthening Qualitative Studies and Reports:  Standards to Enhance Academic Integrity.  Journal of Social Work Education, 33, 1-13.

Gilgun, J. (1994). A case for case studies in social work research. Social Work, 39, 371-380.  (A terrific researcher/scholar.)

Giorgi, A.  (1985).  Sketch of a psychological phenomenological method.  In A. Giorgi (Ed.),  Phenomenological and psychological research (p. 8 -22).  Pittsburgh, PA:  Duquesne University Press.

Glaser, B. (1992). Basics of grounded theory analysis.  Mill Valley, CA: Sociology Press.

Glaser, B., & Strauss, A.  The discovery of grounded theory.  Chicago:  Aldine.

Guba, E., & Lincoln, Y. (1981). Effective evaluation.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Heineman Pieper, M. (1994). Science, not scientism:  The robustness of naturalistic clinical research.  In E. Sherman & W. Reid. (Eds.), Qualitative research in social work (pp. 71-88). New York, NY:  Columbia.

Hyde, C. (1994). Reflections on a journey:  A research story. In C. Riessman, (Ed.), Qualitative studies in social work pp (169-189). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Labov, W. (1982). Speech actions and reactions in personal narrative. In D. Tannen (Ed.), Analyzing discourse: Text and talk (pp. 219-47). Washington, DC: Georgetown Press.

LeCompte, M., & Preissle, J.  (1993).  Ethnography and qualitative design in educational research.  San Diego:  Academic Press.

Leininger, M. (1994). Evaluation criteria and critique of qualitative studies. In J. Morse (Ed.), Critical issues in qualitative research methods (pp. 95-115).  Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Levinson, (1983). Pragmatics. Cambridge, England:  University Press.

Lincoln, Y., & Guba, E. (1985). Naturalistic inquiry.  Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Maxwell, J.  (1998).    Designing a qualitative study.  In Bickman, L & Rog, D.  (Eds.)  Handbook of applied social research methods.  (pp. 69-100).  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Mishler, E. (1986). Research interviewing:  Context and narrative.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Padgett, D.  (1998).  Qualitative methods in social work research.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Patton, M. Q. (1986). Utilization-focused evaluation. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Patton, M. Q. (1987). Using qualitative methods in evaluation. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Reid, W. (1994). Reframing the epistemological debate. In E. Sherman & W. Reid. (Eds.), Qualitative research in social work (pp. 464-481). New York, NY: Columbia.

Riessman, C. K. (1993). Narrative analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 

Riessman, C. K.  Qualitative studies in social work (pp vii-xx). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 

Rodwell, M., & Woody, D. (1994).  Constructivist evaluation:  The policy/practice context. In E. Sherman & W. Reid. (Eds.), Qualitative research in social work (pp. 315-372). New York, NY:  Columbia.

Strauss, A., & Corbin, J. (1990). Basics of qualitative research:  Grounded theory procedures and techniques.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Van Maanen, J. (Ed.) (1995). Representation in ethnography.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


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