Textual Resources

The Qualitative Report Guide to Qualitative Research Textual Resources

Curated by Ronald J. Chenail

Along with electronic libraries, online journals, article clearing houses, and university commons, there exists a wonderful collection of papers, presentations, monographs, and books authors have shared across the web. This virtual library has been collected here for your exploration and enjoyment.

How to Use Applied Qualitative Methods to Design Drug Use Interventions

Qualitative Research Methods in Drug Abuse and AIDS Prevention Research

Analyzing Social Capital in Context: A Guide to Using Qualitative Methods and Data
byNora Dudwick, Kathleen Kuehnast, Veronica Nyhan Jones, and Michael Woolcock

The McMaster Occupational Therapy Evidence-based Practice Group
Qualitative Review Guidelines
Qualitative Review Form

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) 10 Questions to Help You Make Sense of Qualitative Research

‘Rigour’, ‘ethical integrity’ or ‘artistry’? Reflexively reviewing criteria for evaluating qualitative research by Linda Finlay

A User’s Guide to Qualitative Research in Health Care
by Mita Giacomini and Deborah J. Cook
Evidence Based Medicine Working Group

The Delphi Method: Techniques and Applications
Edited by Harold A. Linstone and Murray Turoff

FOOTPRINTS: Strategies for Non-Traditional Program Evaluation
Edited by Joy A. Frechtling

Workshop on Scientific Foundations of Qualitative Research
by Charles C. Ragin, Joane Nagel, and Patricia White
National Science Foundation

This report is a summary of the proceedings of the Scientific Foundations of Qualitative Research workshop held at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, July 11-12, 2003.

Workshop on Interdisciplinary Standards for Systematic Qualitative Research
by National Science Foundation’s Cultural Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, and Law and Social Sciences Programs

This workshop represents a first step in addressing the lack of shared standards for qualitative research that cross disciplinary boundaries and will help to facilitate the sharing of research and contribute to a greater appreciation and understanding of research conducted by social scientists with different methodological standards of excellence.

Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods
by R. Burke Johnson and Larry Christensen
University of South Alabama

Quality in Qualitative Evaluation: A Framework for Assessing Research Evidence–A Quality Framework
by Liz Spencer, Jane Ritchie, Jane Lewis and Lucy Dillon
National Centre for Social Research

The 2002 User Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation
by Joy Frechtling with a special section by Henry Frierson, Stafford Hood, and Gerunda Hughes
(National Science Foundation Publication)

Qualitative research for improved health programs: A guide to manuals for qualitative and participatory research on child health, nutrition, and reproductive health
by Peter J. Winch, Jennifer A. Wagman, Rebecca A. Malouin, & Garrett L. Mehl

An Introduction to Qualitative Research
by Beverley Hancock

Action Research: A Systematic Review and Guidance for Assessment (2001)
Health Technololgy Assessment Programme, 5(23)
by H. Waterman, D. Tillen, R. Dickson, and K. de Koning

From How to Why: On Luminous Description and Causal Inference in Ethnography; Part 1,

From How to Why: On Luminous Description and Causal Inference in Ethnography; Part 2,

Analytic Induction and Ethnography’s Warrants
by Jack Katz
UCLA (Jack’s Home Page)

Applying ethnography in the analysis and support of expertise in engineering design by Linden J. Ball and Thomas C. Ormerod

Introduction to Grounded Theory
by Stephen P. Borgatti
Boston College (Stephen’s Home Page)

NHMRC Human Research Ethics Handbook

Qualitative Research Issues and Methods: An Introduction for Educational Technologists
by Wilhelmina C. Savenye (Arizona State University) and Rhonda S. Robinson (Northern Illinois University)

Phenomenographic Research: An Annotated Bibliography (3rd Ed.)
by Christine Bruce and Rod Gerber

Qualitative Research
Writing Qualitative Research Proposals
by Joan Bottorff

The Internet as a Medium for Qualitative Research
by Patsy Clarke
University of Natal

Research to Practice: Guidelines for Planning Action Research Projects
by Nancy Padak and Gary Padak
Ohio Literacy Resource Center

How to Do Ethnographic Research: A Simplified Guide
by Barbara Hall

Public Interest Anthropology
The University of Pennsylvania

Qualitative Research Methods: An Essay Review
by Les McLean, Margaret Myers, Carol Smillie, & Dale Vaillancourt
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto Volume 5, Number 13 – June 10, 1997
Education Policy Analysis Archives

Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches in Program Evaluation
by Vijayendra Rao & Michael Woolcock

Exploring the Future of the Digital Divide through Ethnographic Futures Research
Volume 7, Number 11 – November 4, 2002
First Monday: Peer-Reviwed Journal on the Internet
by Matthew M. Mitchell

Using NVIVO for Your Literature Review
Learning How to Use Qualitative Analysis Software Packages
by Silvana di Gregorio, PhD

A Schema for Evaluating Evidence on Public Health Interventions Version 4
by Lucie Rychetnik and Michael Frommer
National Public Health Partnership
University of Sydney

Guidelines for Critical Review Form for Qualitative Studies
by M. Law, D. Stewart, L. Letts, N. Pollock, J. Bosch, & M. Westmorland
from McMaster University Occupational Therapy Evidence-Based Practice Research Group

Qualitative Research in Social Work
by Tomofumi Oka and Ian Shaw

Qualitative Methods In Health Health Research: Opportunities and Considerations In Application and Review
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
National Institutes of Health

The Body Matrix: A Phenomenological Exploration of Student Bodies On-line
by Paulette Robinson
Towson University

Choosing Qualitative Research: A Primer for Technology Education Researchers
Journal of Technology Education
Volume 9, Number 1 – Fall 1997
by Dr. Marie Hoepfl
Appalachian State University
Department of Technology

Qualitative Methods in Drug Abuse and HIV Research
NIDA Research Monograph, Number 157 (1995)

by Elizabeth Y. Lambert, Rebecca S. Ashery, & Richard H. Needle, Editors

Qualitative Inquiry in Psychotherapy: Research on the Common Factors
by Paul Maione & Ronald Chenail
Nova Southeastern University
(Originally published in M. A. Hubble, B. L. Duncan, & S. D. Miller (Eds.), The Heart and Soul of Change: The Role of Common Factors in Psychotherapy (1999). (pp. 57-88). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press)

Qualitative Research Methods in Health Technology Assessment: A Review of the Literature
by Elizabeth Murphy, Robert Dingwall, David Greatbatch, Susan Parker, & Pamela Watson
Health Technology Assessment, 2(16), 1998

Codebook Development for Team-Based Qualitative Analysis
by Kathleen M. MacQueen
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta,
Eleanor McLellan
TRW, Inc., Atlanta &
Kelly Kay and Bobby Milstein
CDC, Atlanta
(Originally published in Cultural Anthropology Methods, 10(2), pp. 31-36)

CDC EZ-Text: Software for Management and Analysis of Semistructured Qualitative Data Sets
by James W. Carey,
Patrick H. Wenzel,
Cindy Reilly,
John Sheridan &
Jill M. Steinberg
(Originally published in Cultural Anthropology Methods, 10(1), pp. 14-20)

Intercoder Agreement in Analysis of Responses to Open-Ended Interview Questions: Examples from Tuberculosis Research
by James W. Carey
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta,
Mark Morgan
1310 N. Lake Drive, Canton, GA 30115 &
Margaret J. Oxtoby
New York State Department of Health
(Originally published in Cultural Anthropology Methods, 8(3), pp. 1-5).

Qualitative Methods Workbook
by George Boeree
Shippensburg University
(George’s Home Page)

The Society for Organizational Learning

Using Qualitative Research Methods to Explore the Extension/Judicial Partnership in Indiana
by Mary Pilat
Purdue University
from Journal of Extension

Getting the Seats of Your Pants Dirty:
Strategies for Ethnographic Research on Virtual Communities

by Luciano Paccagnella
University of Milan

Analyzing words in brief descriptions:
Fathers and mothers describe their children

by Gery Ryan and Thomas Weisner
University of California-Los Angeles

Anthropological Research and the Freedom of Information Act
by David H. Price
St. Martin’s College

Towards an Analysis of Multi-Party Discourse
Robert Malouf
Stanford University

Supports for Community Living: A Case Study
by Rannveig Traustadottir
Syracuse University’s Center on Human Policy

Global participant observation from the Australian periphery:
Space/time compression and its implications for qualitative research

by Mark Jackson
Latrobe University Bendigo

A Structured Approach to Presenting Phd Theses:
Notes for Candidates and Their Supervisors

by Chad Perry
University of Queensland

Motivational Research
Jerry W. Thomas
To Focus Group, or Not To Focus Group?
by Bruce Crandall
Decision Analyst, Inc.
(Decision Analyst, Inc.’s Home Page)

Researching a city’s faiths
– methodological notes from the coalface

by Michel Clasquin
The University of South Africa

The Ethnographer/Tourist in Indonesia
by Edward M. Bruner
The University of Illinois

Shared Blessings as Ethnographic Practice
Ann Grodzins Gold
Syracuse University

Ethnography of Adaptation:
Ethnographic Study of Japanese Sojourners
in Butte County California

Erik Anthony Kassebaum
California State University, Chico
(Erik’s Homepage)

Toward a Public Lane on the Information Superhighway:
A Media Performance Analysis of the Community-Wide Education
and Information Service Initiative

by Philip A. Thompsen
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Philip A. Thompsen’s Home Page)

Reviewing a Manuscript for Publication
Allen S. Lee
The University of Cincinnati

(Allen Lee’s Home Page)The Knowledge Base:
An online hypertext textbook on applied social research methods

by Bill Trochim
Cornell University

Courseware Projects in Advanced Educational Computing Environments
Computational Support of the Qualitative Research Process
by Mary E. Hopper
An Overview of Four Futures Methodologies
(Delphi, Environmental Scanning, Issues Managment and Emerging Issue Analysis)

by Trudi Lang
The University of Hawaii

Using Qualitative Research to Understand the Nature of Virtual Culture in Education
by Gary Shank
Northern Illinois University



Virtual Reality: Reflections of Life, Dreams, and Technology An Ethnography of a Computer Society
by Michael S. Rosenberg

La Methode Ethnographique
La Phenomenologie sociale et L’ethnomethodologie
présentée par
Georges Lapassade

The Behavior Settings of Network Literacy:
A Framework for Generalization from Anecdotal Evidence in Qualitative Research about Computer-Mediated Communication?

by Tony Scott
The Ohio State University

Interacting with Complex Work Environments:
A Field Study and a Planning Model

by Yan Xiao
The University of Maryland at Baltimore
QUALIDATA Resource Centre
by Louise Corti

Archiving Qualitative Research Data
by Louise Corti, Janet Foster & Paul Thompson

Quantitative “Versus” Qualitative Research: The Wrong Question
by Hope Olson
University of Alberta

The Prisoner as Ethnographer
by Robert Gaucher

The Reflexive Nexus: Photo-practice and Natural History
by Lena Jayyusi

Persistent Images: Photographic Archives in Ethnographic Collections
by Alison Devine Nordstrom

Use of Communication Resources in a Networked Collaborative Design Environment
by Geri Gay & Marc Lentini
Cornell University

Abduction? Deduction? Induction? Is there a Logic of Exploratory Data Analysis?
Misconceived Relationships Between Logical Positivism and Quantitative Research
by Chong Ho Yu
Arizona State University

The Experts of Everyday Life
Cultural Reproduction And Cultural Critique In The Antelope Valley

by Jennifer C. Cool
University Of Southern California

Braille Usage:
Perspectives of Legally Blind Adults and Policy Implications for School Administrators

by Frederic K. Schroeder
The National Federation of the Blind

Collections of Papers, Posters, and Abstracts

Qualitative Research Methods: A Data Collector’s Field Guide by Natasha Mack, Cynthia Woodsong, Kathleen M. MacQueen, Greg Guest, and Emily Namey

Moving Beyond Effectiveness in Evidence Synthesis: Methodological Issues in the Synthesis of Diverse Sources of Evidence, Editor: Jennie Popay

RITS Special Issue, Spring 2006, 13(1): New Directions in Mixed Methods Research Guest Editor, R. Burke Johnson

The Society for Organizational Learning

User-Friendly Handbook for Mixed Method Evaluations
Edited by Joy Frechtling, Laure Sharp, & Weststat
National Science Foundation

Alternative Methods for Collecting Evaluation Data
by The University of Arizona
Institute for Children, Youth and Families

Social Analysis: Selected Tools and Techniques
by Richard A. Krueger, Mary Anne Casey, Jonathan Donner, Stuart Kirsch, & Jonathan N. Maack
Paper Number 36 – June 2001
Social Development Papers
The World Bank

Qualitative Research in Health Care (2nd ed.)
Edited by Catherine Pope and Nicholas Mays

Selected papers from the BMJ: British Medical Journal


Why do qualitative research?
by Roger Jones

Qualitative Research: Rigour and qualitative research
by Nicholas Mays and Catherine Pope

Qualitative Research: Case study evaluation
by Justin Keen and Tim Packwood

Qualitative Research: Introducing focus groups
by Jenny Kitzinger

Qualitative Research: Reaching the parts other methods cannot reach: An introduction to qualitative methods in health and health services research
by Catherine Pope and Nick Mays

Qualitative Research: Observational methods in health care settings
by Nicholas Mays and Catherine Pope

Qualitative Research: Consensus methods for medical and health services research
by Jeremy Jones and Duncan Hunter

Qualitative Research: Qualitative interviews in medical research
by Nicky Britten


How to read a paper: Papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research)
by Trisha Greenhalgh and Rod Taylor


Qualitative research and evidence based medicine 
by Judith Green and Nicky Britten


Qualitative research in health care: Assessing quality in qualitative research
by Nicholas Mays and Catherine Pope

Qualitative research in health care: Analysing qualitative data
by Catherine Pope, Sue Ziebland, and Nicholas Mays

Qualitative research in health care: Using qualitative methods in health related action research
by Julienne Meyer

Ethnography and Health Care
by Jan Savage


Checklists for improving rigour in qualitative research: A case of the tail wagging the dog?
by Rosaline S Barbour

Ethical issues in qualitative research on internet communities
by Gunther Eysenbach and James E Till

Qualitative research in systematic reviews
by Mary Dixon-Woods and Ray Fitzpatrick


Anthropology in health research: From qualitative methods to multidisciplinarity
by Helen Lambert and Christopher McKevitt


Electronic Journal of Sociology

Semiotics for Beginners
by Daniel Chandler
Kenneth J. Gergen’s Home Page

Interpretive Research
by Martin Packer
(Martin Packer’s Home Page)

Alternate Paradigms in Enviromental Education
edited by Rick Mrazek
The University of Lethbridge

Proceedings from the Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research in Education Conferences

Howard Becker’s Home Page

International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Papers from the Society of the Study of Symbolic Interaction

Papers from QualPage

Bob Dick’s Action Research Database

UCLA’s Institute for Social Science Research ISSR Web

Social Research Update

Post-Methodology? New Directions for Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences
Edited by Roland Tormey, Anne Good & Carol MacKeogh

The Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing’s Ethnographics Gallery of the University of Kent

Sociological Research Online