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Merriam, Sharan B.

Overview
Works: 74 works in 399 publications in 3 languages and 16,732 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LC5225.L42, 374
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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 3 languages and held by 2,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning in Adulthood has been lauded as the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to adult learning. The revised and expanded third edition reflects the latest research and practice in adult learning, making it an essential resource for the field. Learning in Adulthood addresses a wide range of topics including: Who are adult learners? How do adults learn? Why are adults involved in learning activities? How does the social context shape the learning that adults re engaged in? How does aging affect learning ability?
Qualitative research and case study applications in education by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 937 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 )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 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 )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of adult and continuing education( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thoroughly revised and updated classic once again presents a practical guide to understanding, designing, and conducting a qualitative research study, as well as helps readers understand the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of this research paradigm. The third edition includes new material on types of qualitative research; on the role of a theoretical framework in designing a study; a step-by-step guide to analyzing qualitative data; and an addendum for graduate students that provides a template for a thesis, dissertation, or grant application."--Page 4 of cover
The profession and practice of adult education : an introduction by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 676 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 )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 632 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 565 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
Adult education : foundations of practice by Gordon G Darkenwald( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new update on adult learning theory( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 465 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 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themes of adulthood through literature( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coping with male mid-life : a systematic analysis using literature as a data source by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 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)
Adult learning : linking theory and practice by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 222 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 "--
Third update on adult learning theory( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jossey-Bass reader on contemporary issues in adult education by Sharan B Merriam( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 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."-
 
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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

メリアム, S. B

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Qualitative research and case study applications in educationPhilosophical foundations of adult educationHandbook of adult and continuing educationQualitative research : a guide to design and implementationThe 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