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Writing and Publishing Qualitative Research (PB)

Ideal for graduate students and more seasoned qualitative researchers, this is the first guide to writing and publishing in a range of both scholarly and popular formats—from journal articles and monographs to op-eds and fictional works. Award-winning author Patricia Leavy covers everything from how to develop a unique writer's voice to how to craft a successful book proposal, understand a publishing contract, establish relationships with editors, and much more. The book is filled with effective tools for using data and theory in different genres of writing, building a profile as a scholar, and getting research findings out into the world. Instructive features throughout include “dos and don’ts,” writing prompts, annotated sample letters and proposals, excerpts from published works, and end-of-chapter writing activities.
Patricia Leavy, PhD, is an independent sociologist, novelist, and former Chair of Sociology and Criminology and Founding Director of Gender Studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. She is the author, coauthor, or editor of 40 nonfiction and fiction books, which have received numerous awards and have been translated into multiple languages. She has served as the creator and editor of 10 book series and is cofounder of the journal Art/Research International. For her work in the field of research methods, Dr. Leavy has received honors including the Distinguished Service Outside the Profession Award from the National Art Education Association, the New England Sociologist of the Year Award from the New England Sociological Association, the Special Achievement Award from the American Creativity Association, the Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology Award from Division D of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Learning Award from the Arts and Learning Special Interest Group of the AERA, and the Special Career Award from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. The School of Fine and Performing Arts at the State University of New York at New Paltz has established the Patricia Leavy Award for Art and Social Justice in her honor. Dr. Leavy delivers invited lectures and keynote addresses at universities and conferences. Her website is
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