CONSENSUAL QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
A Practical Resource for Investigating Social Science Phenomena
Edited by Clara E. Hill
This lively and practical text presents a fresh and comprehensive approach to conducting consensual
qualitative research (CQR). CQR is an inductive method that is characterized by open-ended
interview questions, small samples, a reliance on words over numbers, the importance of context,
an integration of multiple viewpoints, and consensus of the research team. It is especially well-suited to research that requires rich descriptions of inner experiences, attitudes, and convictions.
Written to help researchers navigate their way through qualitative techniques and methodology,
leading expert Clara E. Hill and her associates provide readers with step-by-step practical guidance
during each stage of the research process. Readers learn about adaptive ways of designing studies;
collecting, coding, and analyzing data; and reporting findings.
Key aspects of the researcher’s craft are addressed, such as establishing the research team, recruiting
and interviewing participants, adhering to ethical standards, raising cultural awareness, auditing within case analyses and
cross analyses, and writing up the study.
Intended as a user-friendly manual for graduate-level research courses and beyond, the text will be a valuable resource for
both budding and experienced qualitative researchers for many years to come. 2012. 344 pages. Hardcover.
List: $69.95 | APA Member/Affiliate: $49.95 | ISBN 978-1-4338-1007-7 | Item 4313031
Part I: General Overview of CQR | Chapter 1. Introduction to CQR, Clara E. Hill | Chapter 2. Philosophical and Historical
Background of CQR, Jessica Stahl, Nicole Taylor, and Clara E. Hill | Part II: Conducting CQR | Chapter 3. Getting Started, Rachel
E. Crook-Lyon, Melissa K. Goates-Jones, and Clara E. Hill | Chapter 4. The Research Team, Barbara Vivino, Barbara Thompson, and
Clara E. Hill | Chapter 5. Biases and Expectations, Wonjin Sim, Teresa Huang, and Clara E. Hill | Chapter 6. The Sample, Clara E. Hill
and Elizabeth Nutt Williams | Chapter 7. Data Collection, Alan W. Burkard, Sarah Knox, and Clara E. Hill | Chapter 8. Coding the
Data: Domains and Core Ideas, Barbara J. Thompson, Barbara Vivino, and Clara E. Hill | Chapter 9. Cross Analysis, Nicholas Ladany,
Barbara J. Thompson, and Clara E. Hill | Chapter 10. Auditing, Lewis Z. Schlosser, J. Jane H. Dewey, and Clara E. Hill | Chapter 11.
Writing the Manuscript, Sarah Knox, Lewis Z. Schlosser, and Clara E. Hill | Chapter 12. Qualitative Meta-Analysis of CQR Studies,
Clara E. Hill, Sarah Knox, and Shirley Hess | Part III: Overall Considerations | Chapter 13. Establishing Trustworthiness in CQR
Studies, Elizabeth Nutt Williams and Clara E. Hill | Chapter 14. Considerations Related to Culture in CQR, Arpana G. Inman, Eric E.
Howard, and Clara E. Hill | Chapter 15. Ethical Considerations in CQR, Alan W. Burkard, Sarah Knox, and Clara E. Hill | Chapter 16.
Annotated Bibliography of Studies Using CQR, Harold Chui, John Jackson, Jingqing Liu, and Clara E. Hill | Part IV. Modifications
and Extensions of CQR | Chapter 17. CQR for Simple Qualitative Data: An Introduction to CQR-M, Patricia T. Spangler, Jingqing
Liu, and Clara E. Hill | Chapter 18. The Modification of CQR for Case Study Research: An Introduction to CQR-C, John Jackson,
Harold Chui, and Clara E. Hill | Appendix A. Frequently Asked Questions, Clara E. Hill
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