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Merriam, Sharan B.

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Works: 83 works in 452 publications in 3 languages and 16,899 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Interviews  Abstracts  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Sharan B Merriam
 
Most widely held works by Sharan B Merriam
Learning in adulthood : a comprehensive guide by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

51 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 2,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together the seminal works of Malcolm Knowles, K. Patricia Cross, J. Roby Kidd, and others--as well as the most recent adult learning theories and research--this book provides a comprehensive overview of all that is known about adult learning
Qualitative research and case study applications in education by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a resource guide for qualitative researchers in education, discussing data collection techniques, data analysis, reporting, and the issues of validity, reliability, and ethics. Part 1 reviews the nature and design of qualitative research; it discusses various types of qualitative research (including case studies), and how to design a qualitative study, including problem formation and sample selection. Differentiating case study techniques from other qualitative approaches, the book discusses concepts, theories, and techniques taken from anthropology, history, sociology, and psychology. Part 2 covers the collection of qualitative data; chapters cover conducting effective interviews, being a careful observer, mining data from documents, and the interactive nature of data collection in case studies. Part 3 covers the analysis and reporting of qualitative data, and discusses analytic techniques and data management, levels of analysis, the increasing role of computers, and strategies for dealing with validity, reliability, and ethics. A final chapter looks at writing up research results, with emphasis on the particular requirements of the case study report. (Contains approximately 325 references.) (Bf)
Case study research in education : a qualitative approach by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merriam has provided a valuable contribution to researchers seeking depth, richness and relevance that the qualitative case study can provide. Her book is suitable for a beginning graduate research course or for anyone commencing study of qualitative research methods
Philosophical foundations of adult education by John L Elias( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qualitative research : a guide to design and implementation by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

41 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thoroughly revised and updated classic once again presents aguide to understanding, designing and conducting a qualitativeresearch study. The fourth edition retains the reader-friendly, jargon-free style, making the book accessible to both novice and experiencedresearchers. While the book is practical guide to design andimplementation of a qualitative research study, it also helpsreaders understand the theoretical and philosophical underpinningsof this research paradigm. Drawing on the latest literature as well as both authors'experience with conducting and teaching qualitative research, thefourth edition includes new material on case study research andaction research ; discussion of online data sources (video, email, skype) ; updated discussion of data analysis software packages anduses ; new discussion of data analysis strategies, includingnarrative analysis and poetic analysis ; and a section on multipleways of presenting qualitative research findings. References, examples, and quotes have all been updated throughout the book."
Handbook of adult and continuing education( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profession and practice of adult education : an introduction by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book fills the gap for a comprehensive, authoritative introduction to the field of adult and continuing education. Two of the subject's most respected authors, Sharan B. Merriam and Ralph G. Brockett, provide an insightful analysis of this rapidly developing field and a thorough grounding in its guiding concepts, purposes, and practices of programs
Qualitative research in practice : examples for discussion and analysis by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set out in a workbook format, this collection of writings combines discussions of all types of qualitative research with relevant examples and analysis by the researchers themselves. the text offers a handy resource for all those interested in qualitative research regardless of discipline or experience
Lifelines : patterns of work, love, and learning in adulthood by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book reveals the common patterns adults experience in their careers, relationships, and development. The authors show how, by gaining an understanding of these patterns in their own lives, adults can find new meaning in their existence, work through problems, and explore opportunities for growth
The new update on adult learning theory( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is an up-to-date version of the popular Update on Adult Learning Theory published in 1993. Traditional theories of andragogy and self-directed learning are revisited, and the burgeoning scholarship on transformational learning and informal and incidental learning is reviewed. Three chapters are devoted to new developments in perspectives introduced in 1993 - women's learning, context-based learning (situated cognition), and critical and postmodern theories. Finally, three very recent approaches to adult learning are presented in this New Update on Adult Learning Theory: emotion and imagination in adult learning, the brain and consciousness, and somatic and narrative knowing. The concluding chapter assesses the contributions of the last decade in expanding our understanding of adult learning."--Jacket
An Update on adult learning theory( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings on philosophy and adult education by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themes of adulthood through literature( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global issues and adult education : perspectives from Latin America, Southern Africa, and the United States by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to research for educators and trainers of adults by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adult learning : linking theory and practice by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice is perfect for graduate students and practitioners alike. The expert authors have infused each chapter with teaching and instructional applications as well as personal relevance for the reader. The contents covers: Adult Learning in Today's World--globalization; technology; social networking; formal, non-formal, and informal learning The Culture and Context in Adult Learning The Foundations of Learning Theory--behaviorism, cognitive psychology, social constructivism, situated cognition Andragogy Self-directed Learning Transformative Learning The Body and Spirit in Learning Experience and Learning Motivation and Learning The Brain and Mind, including neuroscience Intelligence--practical and emotional intelligence, learning and cognitive styles Critical Thinking and Critical Perspectives "--
Coping with male mid-life : a systematic analysis using literature as a data source by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper uses twentieth century American fictional literature to examine middle-age male development. Two historical periods, post World War I and post World War ii, were chosen to provide a wide data base which could be analyzed over time. With seven American literature professors' aid, works of literary merit with a middle-aged male protagonist were selected. The sample included eight novels and four plays, half from each period. (For example, among those included were: "The Professor's House, ""They Knew What They Wanted, ""Herzog," and "Death of a Salesman.") Grounded theory, a research methodology which emphasizes theory discovery rather than theory verification, was used to study male mid-life and to uncover new insights. Emerging from the literature review were five major developmental categories and their characteristic properties. Major categories included aging awareness, meaning search, generation squeeze, career malaise, and ego rejuvenation. Comparative data analysis revealed that mid-life coping can be an uncomfortable, sometimes painful, endeavor. New insights discovered were related to what it means to be the middle of three generations, the importance of peer/spouse confirmation of one's aging, and the rejuvenation function of the mentor relationship. (Css)
Third update on adult learning theory( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Third Update on Adult Learning Theory follows two earlier volumes on the same topic, the first published in 1993 and the second in 2001. Only one topic, transformative learning theory, can be found in all three updates, representing the continuing developments in research and alternative theoretical conceptions of TL.Thanks to a growing body of research and theory-building, three topics briefly touched on in 2001 are now separate chapters in this third update:spirituality and adult learninglearning through the bodynarrative learning in adulthoodAlso new in this update is a chapter on non-
The Jossey-Bass reader on contemporary issues in adult education by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This essential resource is compiled by experts in the field and contains the best, most recent previously published literature on the contemporary issues and includes trends affecting adult education. Compelling to practitioners in the field as well as useful in foundations or introductory courses on adult education, it covers topics such as social justice; diversity and marginalization; human resource development; lifelong learning; globalization; the role of mass media and popular culture; technology; and heath, welfare, and environment, all within the context of adult education."--
Conversations on lifelong learning by University of Alaska Anchorage. College of Community and Continuing Education( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of in-depth conversations with leaders in the field of adult learning. In each program a different educator shares thoughts about his/her early professional life, philosophies and theories, life's work and views of the future
 
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Qualitative research and case study applications in education
Alternative Names
Merriam, Sharan Ballard 1943-

Sharan Merriam American educator

شارن ميريام

메리엄, 샤란

샤란 메리엄

メリアム, S. B

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Qualitative research and case study applications in educationPhilosophical foundations of adult educationQualitative research : a guide to design and implementationHandbook of adult and continuing educationThe profession and practice of adult education : an introductionQualitative research in practice : examples for discussion and analysisLifelines : patterns of work, love, and learning in adulthoodThe new update on adult learning theory