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ContentPreface Overview of qualitative inquiry and general texts on this topic A School Story of Qualitative Inquiry An Analysis of the Story Qualitative Inquiry Process The Reality about the Process Organization of this Book Conclusion Assumptions we make in doing qualitative inquiry Some Common Assumptions An Analysis of Assumptions Common Questions about Qualitative Inquiry Some Additional Beliefs and Assumptions Regarding Human Inquiry Conclusion Keeping a record, writing fieldnotes A Story An Analysis Kinds of Fieldnotes Example Some Ideas about Record Keeping Mechanics of Fieldnotes Conclusion Relationship building to enhance inquiry An Article-Based Story The Process Results and Conclusion An Analysis of KL's Experience Conclusion Standards and quality in qualitative inquiry A Self-Critique Story An Analysis Credibility Transferability Dependability Confirmability Other Criteria A Checklist Audit Trail Conclusion Focusing the inquiry A School's Superintendent's Story An Analysis Conclusion Data collection Gathering Through Observations, Interviews and Documents An Assistant Principal's Story General Lessons Observing Lessons Interviewing Lessons Document Review Lessons Conclusion Data interpretation A Graduate Student Story Story Reading Through Analysis, Synthesis and Interpretation An Analysis Spradley's Approach to Interpretation Domain Analysis Conclusion Sharing and reporting Sharing through Story Telling Revisiting Three Stories An Analysis of Three Stories Conclusion Appendices Appendix A.1 - A Sample Study from BYU-Public School Partnership Appendix A.2 - What Have We Learned? Appendix A.3 - Patterns of Experience Appendix B.1 - Allowing Space for Not-Knowing: What My Journal Teaches Me, Part 1 Appendix B.2 - Allowing Space for Not-Knowing: What My Journal Teaches Me, Part 2 Appendix B.3 - Allowing Space for Not-Knowing: What My Journal Teaches Me, Part 3 Appendix B.4 - Allowing Space for Not-Knowing: What My Journal Teaches Me, Part 4 Appendix B.5 - Marne's critique of her own study Appendix C - An Elementary School Example: My Observations of Jimmy Appendix D - Reflecting on Reflection Appendix E - A Study of Educational Change in Alberta Appendix F - Moving Ahead: A Naturalistic Study of Retention Reversal of Five Elementary School Children Appendix G.1 - An Examination of Teacher Reflection Appendix G.2 - Themes of Reflection Appendix H - Spradley's theme synthesis and report writing Appendix I - Index of Topics
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