Persons choose to do research because they have a dream that somehow they will make a difference through the insights and understandings they arrive at through their research. But it is not enough to dream about doing research. Dreams must be brought to fruition by actually following through. This chapter will introduce readers to a methodology that provides a means of achieving research dreams.
This free chapter is from Basics of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition, which presents methods that enable researchers to analyze and interpret their data, and ultimately build theory from it.