"Throughout, the guidance remains very practical, keeping clearly in sight the goal of actually getting the writing task done. The style is friendly, chatty and humorous, resulting in a guidebook that is accessible and a pleasure to read. I would highly recommend this book to anyone whose work involves writing up qualitative research, not only if you encounter particular struggles, but also if you just appreciate some words of reassurance or encouragement from time to time." -- Annie Irvine 20100222 "Wolcott's advice is highly individual, and much of it involves strategies for finding the techniques for writing and editing that best fit you as a writer. Wolcott explains his points in a friendly and accessible manner, which makes the book feel like a lively conversation with a colleague rather than an academic treatise on writing. Writing Up Qualitative Research is a valuable resource for academic writers at any stage of their careers. Graduate students will find the discussion of breaking out of the prescribed formulas of the dissertation genre very helpful. New academics will enjoy the advice for keeping writing relevant to the audience, as well as the chapters on negotiating the publication process. Even seasoned academic writers will not go away from Wolcott's book empty-handed, because it contains advice for guiding new writers and graduate students. Writing Up Qualitative Research is an enjoyable, refreshing, and useful monograph, and I know I will be using it for advice and inspiration for years to come." -- Nicole St. Germaine-McDaniel 20100929 "Throughout, the guidance remains very practical, keeping clearly in sight the goal of actually getting the writing task done...I would highly recommend this book to anyone whose work involves writing up qualitative research, not only if you encounter particular struggles, but also if you just appreciate some words of encouragement from time to time." -- Annie Irvine SRA 20100201
"Writing Up Qualitative Research, Third Edition" offers time-tested suggestions on every aspect of the process from beginning to end. In this new edition, author Harry Wolcott continues to focus on the 'writing side' of qualitative research, while incorporating new features such as guidelines on how and where to use theory. Key features of this title are as mentioned below. It offers practical suggestions for preparing an article or book for publication. It uses lively examples from the author's more than 40 years of experience. It also offers suggestions on how to proceed with the mechanics of preparing a manuscript. It includes pointers on how to improve or jump-start the writing process. It features a most robust and accessible pedagogy. This text is ideal as a supplementary text in any upper-level undergraduate or graduate seminar on the research process.Praise for the third edition: '"Writing up Qualitative Research" has CHIME - compassion, humor, intelligence, mindfulness of humanity, and empirical evidence. Wolcott's empathic compassion is a major strength.
The content of every chapter shows that Wolcott has fel and grappled with all the same anxieties and fears of writers at every level' - Sonja Peterson-Lewis, Temple University. 'His style is good, down to earth, and easy to understand for both undergraduate and graduate' - Joseph Wronka, Springfield College.'The Wolcott text is much more reader-friendly and writer-friendly. It offer remarkable support for the writing process, compared to traditional texts' - Judy K. C. Bentley, SUNY at Cortland. 'The conversational style makes the book inviting and accessible. It is comprehensive, addressing the various aspects of writing ranging from setting up to where to write to get published. It teaches and motivates with being didactic or arrogant' - Pat Maslin-Ostrowski, Florida Atlantic University.