Readme First for a User's Guide to Qualitative Methods

  title={Readme First for a User's Guide to Qualitative Methods},
  author={J. Mitchell Morse and Lyn Richards},
Preface Why Readme First? Goals Methods and Their Integrity Methodological Diversity and Informed Choice No Mysteries! Learning by Doing It: Qualitative Research as a Craft Qualitative Research as a Challenge Using Readme The Shape of the Book What to Expect Doing Qualitative Research Resources Thinking Research The Integrity of Qualitative Research Methodological Purposiveness Methodological Congruence The Armchair Walkthrough And Now-Your Topic? What can you aim for? Summary Resources… 

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Readme First for a User's Guide to Qualitative Methods [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Janice M Morse and Lyn Richards, Readme First for a User's Guide to Qualitative Methods, Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2002, 262pp., $39.95.