Welcome to the Companion Website

This site is intended to enhance your use of The Practice of Qualitative Research, Third Edition, by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

The Practice of Qualitative Research guides readers step by step through the process of collecting, analyzing, designing, and interpreting qualitative research. Written in an engaging style, this student-centered text offers invaluable insights into the practice of qualitative research, with coverage of in-depth interviewing, focus groups, ethnography, case study, and mixed methods research. The Third Edition features even more integrated attention to online research and implications of social media throughout all methods chapters; updates on qualitative analysis software; and significantly expanded coverage of ethics.


We gratefully acknowledge Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber for writing an excellent text and reviewing the materials on this site.