Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research: Challenges and Rewards by Deborah K. Padgett | 9780761902003 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research: Challenges and Rewards

Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research: Challenges and Rewards

by Deborah K. Padgett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761902007

ISBN-13: 9780761902003

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This introductory manual offers practical advice to students and researchers in social work on how to use qualitative research methods, as and when they are most useful and appropriate. The author introduces and then dispels commonly held misconceptions about qualitative methods, discusses the origins and basic components of methods and presents a four-phase

Overview

This introductory manual offers practical advice to students and researchers in social work on how to use qualitative research methods, as and when they are most useful and appropriate. The author introduces and then dispels commonly held misconceptions about qualitative methods, discusses the origins and basic components of methods and presents a four-phase approach to conducting a study, including: formulating the problem, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting data and writing the report. The book concludes with a discussion of the challenges and rewards of using qualitative methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761902003
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
SAGE Sourcebooks for the Human Services Series, #36
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Researcher as Instrument
Getting Started
Choosing a Topic and Designing the Study
Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research
Entering the Field and Sampling Strategies
Data Collection
Data Management and Analysis
Rigor and Relevance in Qualitative Research
Telling the Story
Writing Up the Qualitative Study
Multimethod Research
The Synergy of Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
Epilogue
Qualitative Methods in Social Work Education: Toward Developing an Infrastructure

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