Qualitative Research in Social Work / Edition 1

Qualitative Research in Social Work / Edition 1

by Edmund Sherman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231080336

ISBN-13: 9780231080330

Pub. Date: 05/19/1994

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Assembles papers from leading academics and professionals on the subject of the recent trend toward qualitative study, which relies on small sample groups and interview data to best capture the context and complexity of social work practice.

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Assembles papers from leading academics and professionals on the subject of the recent trend toward qualitative study, which relies on small sample groups and interview data to best capture the context and complexity of social work practice.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231080330
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/19/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction: Coming of Age in Social Work - The Emergence of Qualitative Research1
2Ethnicity and Poverty as Research Variables: Family Studies with Mexican and Vietnamese Newcomers21
3Emic and Etic Perspectives in Ethnographic Research on the Interdisciplinary Team32
4Ethnography, Critical Inquiry, and Social Work Practice42
5The Administrator as Ethnographer and Cartographer52
6Commentary: Ethnography in Social Work63
7Science, Not Scientism: The Robustness of Naturalistic Clinical Research71
8Heuristic Guidelines for Naturalistic Qualitative Evaluations of Child Treatment89
9Hand into Glove: The Grounded Theory Approach and Social Work Practice Research115
10Understanding the Process of Social Drift Among the Homeless: A Qualitative Analysis126
11Collaboration Between Social Workers and Physicians: An Emerging Typology135
12Commentary: Grounded Theory Methods - Applications and Speculations152
13The Human Sciences, the Life Story, and Clinical Research163
14"Thick Description" Revisited: Family Therapist as Anthropologist-Constructivist175
15Life Forces of African-American Elderly Illustrated Through Oral History Narratives190
16Commentary: Narrative in Clinical Research200
17The Dialogical Analysis of Case Materials205
18Discourse Analysis Methods and Clinical Research: A Single Case Study216
19Discourse Analysis in the Framework of Change Process Research228
20Commentary: Discourse Theory and Analysis242
21The Qualitative Case Study and Evaluation: Issues, Methods, and Examples251
22Integrating the Data Processing of Qualitative Research and Social Work Practice to Advance the Practitioner as Knowledge Builder: Tools for Knowing and Doing265
23Commentary: A Practitioner's Perspective on Qualitative Case Evaluation Methods279
24Commentary: Wanted! Social Work Practice Evaluation and Research - All Methods Considered285
25A Positive Approach to Qualitative Evaluation and Policy Research in Social Work293
26Qualitative Evaluation Methods in the Public Sector: Understanding and Working With Constituency Groups in the Evaluation Process303
27Constructivist Evaluation: The Policy/Practice Context315
28Commentary: Evaluation in Context: Is There Any Other Way?328
29Tidiness in an Untidy World: Research in Child Welfare337
30Feminist Research Within a Battered Women's Shelter347
31Commentary: Managing the Organizational Context in Qualitative Research358
32Paradigm for Research in Context: An Example from Mental Health365
33Amplifying the Consumer Voice: Qualitative Methods, Empowerment, and Mental Health Research381
34Commentary: Can It Help Us Get There? A View of Qualitative Research in Mental Health in the 1990s396
35The Inevitability of Integrated Methods409
36Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Clinical Research423
37Grounded Theory Meets the Reflective Practitioner: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Administrative Practice435
38Commentary: Practitioner-Researcher Perspective on the Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods445
39Commentary: The Qualitative/Quantitative Debate: Moving Beyond Acrimony to Meaningful Dialogue452
40Setting the Theme: Many Ways of Knowing459
41Reframing the Epistemological Debate464
42Commentary on Reid's "Reframing the Epistemological Debate"482
43Commentary: Epistemological Disagreements and the Search for Understanding487
Glossary493
Contributors499
Author Index507
Subject Index517

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