The Qualitative Researcher's Companion provides a solid intellectual grounding in the area of qualitative research. Contributions are drawn from across the many disciplines that employ qualitative research and examine: *theoretical underpinnings *methodological perspectives *empirical approaches Incisive, provocative, and drawn from across the many disciplines that employ qualitative inquiry, The Qualitative Researcher's Companion is a key addition to the bookshelf of anyone involved in the research act.
A. Michael Huberman's long-term interests were in scientific epistemology and adult cognition and knowledge use. His work focused on education policy, school reform, and the practical translation of research knowledge into effective school practice. His first extensive project was a four-year study of an experimental elementary school's implementation of Piagetian theories into classroom practice.. Matthew B. Miles, a social psychologist, had a career-long interest in strategies for educational reform. His work focused on planned change in education, group and organizational studies, and the dissemination and implementation of research findings. His first major research project was a four-year study of six new, innovative public schools.