Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research: Challenges and Rewards

Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research: Challenges and Rewards

by Deborah K. (Kay) Padgett
     
 

Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research invites readers to embark on a journey of discovery to explore new forms of inquiry, including participant observation, intensive interviewing, and use of documents and archival materials. This new text provides a practical "how to" approach to learning qualitative methods tailored to the needs of social work students as… See more details below

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Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research invites readers to embark on a journey of discovery to explore new forms of inquiry, including participant observation, intensive interviewing, and use of documents and archival materials. This new text provides a practical "how to" approach to learning qualitative methods tailored to the needs of social work students as well as established researchers who want to expand their knowledge of qualitative methodologies.

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:
5.46(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2The Researcher as Instrument18
3Getting Started: Choosing a Topic and Designing the Study25
4Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research33
5Entering the Field and Sampling Strategies45
6Data Collection55
7Data Management and Analysis72
8Rigor and Relevance in Qualitative Research88
9Telling the Story: Writing Up the Qualitative Study104
10Multimethod Research: The Synergy of Combining126
Epilogue. Qualitative Methods in Social Work Education: Toward Developing an Infrastructure141
App. AComputer Software for Qualitative Data Analysis150
App. BGuidelines for Writing a Qualitative Research Proposal152
References154
Index169
About the Author178

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