Welcome to the Companion Website

This site is intended to enhance your use of 30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher by John W. Creswell. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher fills a gap in introductory literature on qualitative inquiry by providing practical "how-to" information for beginning researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Author John W. Creswell draws on years of teaching, writing, and conducting his own projects to offer effective techniques and procedures with many applied examples from research design, qualitative inquiry, and mixed methods. Creswell defines what a skill is, and acknowledges that while there may be more than 30 that an individual will use and perfect, the skills presented in this book are crucial for a new qualitative researcher starting a qualitative project.


We gratefully acknowledge John W. Creswell for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Tim Guetterman of University of Michigan for creating the ancillaries on this site.