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Qualitative Research Proposals and Reports: A Guide, Third Edition

Author(s): Patricia L. Munhall, EdD, ARNP, NCPsyA, FAAN, International Institute for Human Understanding
Ron J. Chenail, PhD, Nova Southeastern University
  • ISBN-13: 9780763751111
  • ISBN-10:0763751111
  • Paperback    100 pages      © 2008
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Now in its Third Edition, this step-by-step, instructive guide provides essential information on formatting and reporting qualitative research abstracts and reports. Key features include internet resources and appendices with examples of outlines and different methods for qualitative research studies, as well as example dissertation outlines.

This text can also serve as the perfect supplement to Nursing Research: A Qualitative Perspective, Fourth Edition.

Whether you teach an entire course on qualitative research or just cover it in a single unit, this book will give students the opportunity to take their qualitative research projects to the next level!

Ask your publishers representative to bundle this text with Nursing Research: A Qualitative Perspective, Fourth Edition!

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A great supplement for MSN-level research courses!

Part One - Doability

Chapter 1: Our Aim

Chapter Two: What Can Happen

Chapter Three: The Need for Specific Guidelines

Chapter Four: Proposal for Qualitative Research Methods

Part Two - Composability

Chapter Five: Aim of Study

Chapter Six: Evolution of the Study

Chapter Seven: The Method of Inquiry: General

Chapter Eight: The Method of Inquiry: Applied

Part Three - Completability and Expectability

Chapter Nine: Reporting Qualitative Research Studies

Chapter Ten: Findings of the Inquiry

Chapter Eleven: Reflections on the Findings

Chapter Twelve: Abstract

Chapter Thirteen: In Closing

Qualitative Research Resources on the Web


Appendix A

Appendix B

Patricia L. Munhall, EdD, ARNP, NCPsyA, FAAN-International Institute for Human Understanding

Patricia Munhall, EdD, ARNP, NCPsyA, CNLP, FAAN, has been a Professor of Nursing for thirty years at various universities, including Hunter College, CUNY, and Teachers College, Columbia University. She also has been a psychoanalyst for 16 years.  She has a Doctorate in Nursing from Columia University and graduated from The Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis as a Psychoanalyst.

She is an international speaker on phenomenology as a research method and an approach to practice, an author or editor of eleven books, including phenomenologies, and over 60 manuscripts focusing on qualitative research, research studies, unknowing, phenomenology, and philosophical analysis.  Patricia is founder and president of the International Institute for Human Understanding, which sponsors qualitative research conferences, workshops and consultations and is located presently in Miami.

Patricia currently is writing, teaching, consulting, doing research and in clinical practice in Miami, Florida.

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Ron J. Chenail, PhD-Nova Southeastern University

Ronald J. Chenail, PhD is Professor of Family Therapy and Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA. He is also editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, the flagship journal of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and The Qualitative Report, the oldest online, open-access journal dedicated to qualitative inquiry scholarship.

  • "This little book is a jewel!...It is simple and clearly written with each section a direct preparation for the section that follows. Students can learn the process of developing a qualitative proposal by writing it one step at a time. The Guide moves from broad ideas/qualitative design concepts to descriptions and examples of each element in each chapter of a proposal. Differences in designs are discussed and illustrated. The difference between the requirements of a proposal and a completed dissertation/study is also illustrated. It had been and invaluable resource for my doctoral candidates in that it is helping to demystify the qualitative doctoral dissertation proposal process."

     - Mary Anne McDermott, RN, PhD
    Seton Hall University College of Nursing
    Dept of Behavioral Sciences, Community and Health Systems