ETAP 777: Methods of Qualitative Research in Education (Fall, 2004)

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Articles listed below under "Additional Readings" are available through the University's electronic reserve site at http://libproxy.albany.edu/login?url. To access these readings, go to the electronic reserve page and click the link for "Electronic Reserves Course Index," then search for ETAP 777. (A password to access the course readings on electronic reserve will be provided in class.)


Required Books

Dunbar, C. Jr.(2001).Alternative schooling for African American youth: Does anyone know we're here? New York: Lang. ISBN: 082045270x

Finders, M. J. (1997). Just girls: Hidden literacies and life in junior high. New York: Teachers College Press. ISBN: 0807735604

LeCompte, M. D., & Preissle, J. (1993). Ethnography and qualitative design in educational research, 2nd ed. San Diego: Academic Press. ISBN: 0124405754

Peshkin, A. (1997). Places of memory: Whiteman’s schools and native American communities. Mahwah, NH: Erlbaum. ISBN: 0805824693

Smith, M., and Wilhelm, J. (2002). Reading don't fix no Chevys. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. ISBN: 0867095091

Taylor, D. (1983, 1998). Family literacy: Young children learning to read and write. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.


Recommended Books

Fay, B. (1996). Contemporary philosophy of social science. Malden, MA: Blackwell. ISBN: 1557865388


Additional Readings

Carey, B. (2004, Aug. 10). For psychotherapy's claims, skeptics demand proof. New York Times.

Denzin, N. K. & Lincoln, Y. S. (1998). Introduction: Entering the field of qualitative research. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry (pp. 1-34). Thousand Okas, CA: Sage Publications.

Dickson, R. (2003). A partial telling: Dilemmas of narrating the self and others. English Education, 35, 174-194.

Dilley, P. (2000). Conducting successful interviews: Tips for intrepid research. Theory into Practice, 39, 131-137.

Grumet, M. R. (1990). On daffodils that come before the swallow dares. In E. W. Eisner & A. Peshkin (Eds.), Qualitative inquiry in education: The continuing debate (pp. 101-120). New York: Teachers College Press.

Horn, R. A. (2004). The new federal definition of educational research: Implications for educators. The Teacher Educator, 39, 196-211.

Jackson, P. W. (1990). Looking for trouble: On the place of the ordinary in educational studies. In E. W. Eisner & A. Peshkin (Eds.), Qualitative inquiry in education: The continuing debate (pp. 153-166). New York: Teachers College Press.

Phillips, D.C. (1990). Subjectivity and objectivity: An objective inquiry. In E. W. Eisner & A. Peshkin (Eds.), Qualitative inquiry in education: The continuing debate (pp. 19-37). New York: Teachers College Press.

Wolcott. H. F. (1990). On seeking--and rejecting--validity in qualitative research. In E. W. Eisner & A. Peshkin (Eds.), Qualitative inquiry in education: The continuing debate (pp. 121-152). New York: Teachers College Press.

Yagelski, R. P., and Grabill, J. T. (1998). Computer-mediated communication in the undergraduate writing classroom: A study of the relationship of online discourse and classroom discourse in two writing classes. Computers and Composition 15, 11-40.