Now issued as a Routledge Education Classic Edition, Bud Goodall’s Writing Qualitative Inquiry responds to the rapid growth of personal narrative as a method of inquiry among qualitative scholars by offering a concise volume of practical advice for scholars and students seeking to work in this tradition.

He provides writing tips and strategies from a well-published, successful author of creative nonfiction and concrete guidance on finding appropriate outlets for your work. For readers, he offers a set of criteria to assess the quality of creative nonfiction writing. Goodall suggests paths to success within the academy—still rife with political sinkholes for the narrative ethnographer—and ways of building a career as a public scholar. Goodall’s work serves as both a writing manual and career guide for those in qualitative inquiry.

A new foreword by Christopher N. Poulos reflects on Bud Goodall’s life and work, and the impact of this book on narrative writing.

chapter 1|32 pages

The Five Rs of Narrative Writing

chapter 2|32 pages

Fingers on the Keyboard

Developing Narrative Structures

chapter 4|22 pages

Reading and Evaluating Narrative Scholarship

From Appreciation to Contribution

chapter 5|28 pages

Success in the Academy

chapter 6|27 pages

Success Beyond the Academy

Becoming a Public Scholar