About the Author(s)
Patricia Leavy, PhD, is a leading researcher, acclaimed author, and public speaker. She has published more than twenty-five books, including Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches, Handbook of Arts-Based Research, Method Meets Art, The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship, and the novels Spark, Blue, American Circumstance, and Low-Fat Love. She is also series creator and editor for eight book series with Oxford University Press and Brill-Sense, including the ground-breaking Social Fictions series. She has blogged for The Creativity Post, The Huffington Post, Mogul, and We Are the Real Deal and is cofounder and co-editor-in-chief of Art/Research International: A
Transdisciplinary Journal. She has received career awards from the New England Sociological Association, the American Creativity Association, the American Educational Research Association, the National Art Education Association, and the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, and the State University of New York at New Paltz has established the "Patricia Leavy Award for Art and Social Justice."
"This handbook is a comprehensive methodological resource intended for a wide readership and incorporates several enhancements to the first edition ..., including new chapters on "duoenthnography," team-based research, and teaching qualitative research, as well as updated references and examples. ... Anyone seeking practical information about conducting qualitative research would benefit from this work. The enhancements justify investing in this new edition." -- R. V. Labaree, CHOICE
"Provides information on many aspects of qualitative research and can be of value to music therapy students, researchers, and scholars. I encourage music therapists to take advantage of what it has to offer. Patricia Leavy says in the Preface, "My hope is that the handbook will be useful in the teaching of qualitative research to students across disciplines and that researchers will frequently pull it from their bookshelves." I believe that it serves this purpose.
-- Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy
"Editor Patricia Leavy has assembled an insightful collection that examines the challenges and opportunities inherent to qualitative research. Inclusive and dynamic, the handbook's chapters will be of interest, and helpful, to a wide array of new and senior researchers." -- Keith Berry, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of South Florida
"Patricia Leavy has done it again! The Second Edition of The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research is a rich resource for a field trying to keep abreast of a multitude of nuanced changes within qualitative research. The Handbook provides substantive and historical overviews of qualitative traditions, and it also opens the way for introducing more emergent and contemporary approaches. Yet it doesn't stop there — the volume covers ongoing issues such as evaluation, ethics, and public engagement for all qualitative researchers. Accessible for students, scholars, and practitioners alike, this Handbook is a must-have resource for anyone embarking upon or continuing their work in qualitative research!" -- Rita L. Irwin, Professor, Art Education and Curriculum Studies, The
University of British Columbia
"This new edition of The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research, masterfully edited by Patricia Leavy and authored by an impressive team of international and multi-disciplinary scholars, is a veritable feast, articulating with freshness and vitality issues that are crucial for qualitative researchers across the social sciences. Enthusiastically recommended!" -- Liora Bresler, Professor Emerita, College of Education, University of Illinois