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Find out more about qualitative research and how to locate examples of qualitative research.

Qualitative Research

While "qualitative research" or "qualitative studies" can be used to find articles that use a variety of qualitative methods, specific qualitative research methods may also be used.   Such as

   Action Research


   Case study



   Field Study

   Focus Group

   Grounded Theory

   Naturalistic Observation/Inquiry

   Oral History


"Mixed methods" may also be tried to locate research using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Finding books about qualitative research

Using the Books & More tab, search UNC Libraries' catalog or select another library's catalog, including Prospector.

Available reference and reserve resources

The following books can be found in the Michener Library Reference Collection on the main floor:

Sage Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry - H 61 .S4435 2007
Keywords in Qualitative Methods - H 62 .B5856 2006
Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods - H 61 .S234 2008 v.1-2

The following titles are available for checkout from Reserve:

Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research - H 62 .H2455 2011
Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research - H 62 .H2455 2005



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