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The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research

The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research , 3rd edn . Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln ( Eds ). Sage , Thousand Oaks, CA , 2005 . 1210 pp. ISBN 0‐7619‐2757‐3 . Price: 130.00 USD, cloth . Responding to criticisms of qualitative research: How shall quality be enhanced? The authors identify and discuss weaknesses in The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research ( Denzin & Lincoln, 2005b ): unwieldy framework; too much emphasis on postmodernism and political correctness, and not enough information on how to do qualitative research; lengthiness and poor readability; biased coverage and lack of awareness of Asian scholarship; antiscience and antireason. Quality may be restored to qualitative research only when these issues are adequately addressed. Seale, Gobo, Gubrium, and Silverman (2004) have made a serious indictment: Too often the approach valued by qualitative researchers produces ‘low quality qualitative research and research results that are quite stereotypical and close to common sense’ (p. 2). If so, how do qualitative researchers respond, identify problems, and safeguard quality control in qualitative research? To answer this question, it is essential to review The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research ( Denzin & Lincoln, 2005b ), because it is widely regarded http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Journal of Social Psychology Wiley

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1367-2223
eISSN
1467-839X
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-839X.2007.00237.x
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The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research , 3rd edn . Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln ( Eds ). Sage , Thousand Oaks, CA , 2005 . 1210 pp. ISBN 0‐7619‐2757‐3 . Price: 130.00 USD, cloth . Responding to criticisms of qualitative research: How shall quality be enhanced? The authors identify and discuss weaknesses in The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research ( Denzin & Lincoln, 2005b ): unwieldy framework; too much emphasis on postmodernism and political correctness, and not enough information on how to do qualitative research; lengthiness and poor readability; biased coverage and lack of awareness of Asian scholarship; antiscience and antireason. Quality may be restored to qualitative research only when these issues are adequately addressed. Seale, Gobo, Gubrium, and Silverman (2004) have made a serious indictment: Too often the approach valued by qualitative researchers produces ‘low quality qualitative research and research results that are quite stereotypical and close to common sense’ (p. 2). If so, how do qualitative researchers respond, identify problems, and safeguard quality control in qualitative research? To answer this question, it is essential to review The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research ( Denzin & Lincoln, 2005b ), because it is widely regarded

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Asian Journal of Social PsychologyWiley

Published: Dec 1, 2007

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