Education 792

Qualitative Research in Education

Winter 2005

Professor Jay Lemke






Denzin, N. K., & Lincoln, Y. S. (Eds.). (2000). Handbook of Qualitative Research (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Nespor, J. (1997). Tangled Up in School: Politics, Space, Bodies, and Signs in the Educational Process. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (LEA).



Additional Readings:


American Educational Research Association (2000). Ethical standards of the American Educational Research Association.


Eisenhart, M. (2001a). Educational ethnography past, present, and future: Ideas to think with. Educational Researcher, 30, 16-27.


Eisenhart, M. (2001b). Changing conceptions of culture and ethnographic methodology: Recent thematic shifts and their implications for research on teaching. In V. Richardson, Ed., Handbook of Research on Teaching (4th edition), pp. 209-225.


Erickson, Frederick.  (1986).  Qualitative methods in research on teaching.  In M. C. Wittrock (Ed.), Handbook of research on teaching (3rd ed.) (pp. 119-161).  New York, NY  MacMillan Press.


Fischman, G. E. (2001). Reflections About Images,Visual Culture, and Educational Research. Educational Researcher, 30(8), 28-33.


Goldman-Segall, R. (1998). Points of Viewing Children's Thinking. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.


Goldman-Segall, R., Crosby, M., Swan, K., & Shea, P. (2004a). Qualitative and Quisitive Research Methods for Describing Online Learning. In R. Starr Hiltz & R. Goldman-Segall (Eds.), Learning together online: Research on Asynchronous Learning Networks (pp. 103 - 121). Mahwah, New Jersey: Erlbaum.


Goldman-Segall, R. (2004b). Video perspectivity meets wild and crazy teens: A design ethnography. Cambridge Journal of Education, 2(3-4), 147-168.


Heyl, Barbara. (2001). Ethnographic interviewing. In Atkinson, P., Coffey, A., Delamont, S., Lofland, J., & Lofland, L. (Eds.), Handbook of Ethnography. London: Sage.


Hymes, Dell. (1996). What is ethnography? In Ethnography, linguistics, narrative inequality:  Toward an understanding of voice (pp. 3-16).  London:  Taylor & Francis.


Lather, Patti (2001). Validity as an incitement to discourse:  Qualitative research and the crisis of legitimation.  In Virginia Richardson (Ed.), Handbook of research on teaching (4th Ed., pp. 241-250).  Washington, DC:  AERA. 

Lemke, J.L. (1990). Talking Science: Language, Learning, and Values. Norwood, NJ: Ablex. [chap 3 and Appendix B]

Lemke, J.L. (1998). "Analysing Verbal Data: Principles, Methods, and Problems" in K. Tobin & B. Fraser, (Eds). International Handbook of Science Education. London: Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 1175-1189.

Mehan, H. (1993). Beneath the skin and between the ears: A case study in the politics of representation. In S. Chaiklin & J. Lave (Eds.), Understanding practice: Perspectives on activity and context (pp. 241-268). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Peshkin, Alan (2000).  The nature of interpretation in qualitative research.  Educational Researcher, 29 (9), 5-9.


Tapia, Javier (1998).  The schooling of Puerto Ricans:  Philadelphia’s most impoverished community.  Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 29 (3):297-323.


Taylor, Stephanie. (2001). Locating and conducting discourse analytic research. In Wetherell, M., Taylor, S., & Yates, S.J., (Eds.) Discourse as Data: A Guide for Analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage / Open University Press.


 [Most of these will be in a CoursePack; some will be available online via a UM CTools website]