Qualitative Research in Education: A User's Guide is a core textbook for graduate courses in educational research. As with previous edition, the book will provide readers with a blend of practical and theoretical information. The use of real-world examples and illustrations will help users grasp abstract ideas and apply them to their research. New to the Third Edition - a new chapter on the use of social media for data collection, analysis, retrieval, and collaboration expands students' thinking about the relationship between social media and qualitative research. - the chapter on data analysis has been expanded to include an emphasis on thematic analysis and narrative approaches. - 'did you know?' sections have been updated to reflect current research included in the Third Edition. - updated references in each chapter target the most recent key writing and examples.