Providing a comprehensive guide to devising an effective research design, Uwe Flick
discusses each stage of the process of designing qualitative research in detail, including formulating a research design, selecting an appropriate strategy, conceptual framework and data source, and collecting and analyzing data.
is a trained psychologist and sociologist. He is Professor of Qualitative Research in Education at the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Previously, he was Professor of Qualitative Research in Political Sciences at the University in Vienna, Austria, and Professor of Qualitative Research in Social Work, Nursing and Gerontology at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany. Before that, he was Adjunct Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland at St. John's, Canada and has been a Lecturer at the Free University of Berlin in Research Methodology, a Reader and Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Berlin in Qualitative Methods and Evaluation; and Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Sociology at the Hannover Medical School. He has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, at Cambridge University (UK), Memorial University of St. John's (Canada), University of Lisbon (Portugal), Institute of Higher Studies in Vienna, in Italy and Sweden, and at the School of Psychology at Massey University, Auckland (NZ). His main research interests are qualitative methods, social representations in the fields of individual and public health, vulnerability in fields like youth homelessness or migration and technological change in everyday life. He is author Designing Qualitative Research (London: SAGE 2007) and Managing Quality in Qualitative Research (London: SAGE 2007) and editor of The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit (London: SAGE 2007), A Companion to Qualitative Research (London: SAGE 2004), Psychology of the Social (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), Quality of Life and Health: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Berlin: Blackwell Science, 1995), and La perception quotidienne de la Sante et la Maladie: Theories subjectives et Representations sociales (Paris: L'Harmattan, 1993). As his most recent publications, he wrote Introducing Research Methodology - A Beginners' Guide to Doing a Research Project and edits the SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis (London: SAGE 2014).