Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research / Edition 2

Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research / Edition 2

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by Deborah K. (Kay) Padgett
     
 

The Second Edition of Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research provides accessible how-to instruction for social work and other practice-based researchers interested in carrying out rigorous and relevant qualitative research. This comprehensive, expanded version offers a sophisticated introduction to qualitative methods based upon six major approaches:

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Overview

The Second Edition of Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research provides accessible how-to instruction for social work and other practice-based researchers interested in carrying out rigorous and relevant qualitative research. This comprehensive, expanded version offers a sophisticated introduction to qualitative methods based upon six major approaches: ethnography, grounded theory, case study, narrative, phenomenological, and participatory action research. Similar to the earlier edition, this Second Edition is a highly readable introduction to qualitative research that combines attention to methodological rigor with pragmatic concerns for real-world relevance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412951920
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/17/2008
Series:
SAGE Sourcebooks for the Human Services Series, #36
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE
1. The Qualitative Methods Family
2. Choosing the Right Approach(es)
3. Getting Started: Study Design and Sampling
4. Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research
5. Entering the Field and Conducting Observation
6. Interviewing and Use of Documents
7. Data Analysis and Interpretation
8. Strategies for Rigor
9. Telling the Story: Writing Up the Qualitative Study
10. Mixed Methods
APPENDIX: WRITING A QUALITATIVE METHODS PROPOSAL FOR EXTERNAL FUNDING
REFERENCES
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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