Office Hours with Dr. Guy - Episode 11: Best Books, Data Sets, Family

What’s up in this episode?

1:35 – “What books do you recommend for qualitative research methods?”
4:56 – “What do you think about using public data sets for research?”
6:50 – “How do you deal with spending less time with family when writing a dissertation?”

Links mentioned in this episode:

My site

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches
by John W. Creswell

The Art of Case Study Research
by Robert E. Stake

Narrative Methods for the Human Sciences
by Catherine Kohler Riessman

Phenomenological Research Methods
by Clark Moustakas

Ethnography: Step-by-Step (Applied Social Research Methods)
by David M. Fetterman


This is an experiment based upon the feedback I’ve received from my long-time subscribers and clients. In “Office Hours with Dr. Guy” I’m taking your questions and answering them in these short videos. There are lots of videos out there about how to write a dissertation. I’ve made some of the most trafficked videos regarding the dissertation on the web! This video is for people that want to more regularly engage with the dissertation in a shorter form of video. Hope you like. If you keep sending questions in the comments, I’ll keep making this show.


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