Review: Sharlene Hesse-Biber & Patricia Leavy (2006). The Practice of Qualitative Research


  • Wiebke Lohfeld Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz



practice of qualitative research, research methodology, qualitative research methods, postmodernism


The book, "Practice of Qualitative Research", is an introduction to qualitative research. It is a mixture of practical instruction for doing qualitative research, a theoretical framing of the subject, reflections of researchers about their research projects, and a post modern self-positioning of the authors. This means the book also emphasizes the self-reflexive process for each researcher working in a qualitative research project within the social and human sciences. In a highly creative manner and readable style, the authors lead us through methodological assumptions and introduce the US-American discourse of qualitative social research—which is, it has to be said, the discourse within this book should be understood. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0801138


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Author Biography

Wiebke Lohfeld, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz

Wiebke LOHFELD, Dr. phil., Diplom-Pädagogin, ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Pädagogischen Institut der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz. Schwerpunkte in der Forschung sind qualitative Methoden, erziehungswissenschaftliche Biographieforschung, Einzelfallstudien, Emigration, Aberkennung.



How to Cite

Lohfeld, W. (2008). Review: Sharlene Hesse-Biber & Patricia Leavy (2006). The Practice of Qualitative Research. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 9(1).