Qualitative Research Evaluation Methods

Author : Michael Quinn Patton
ISBN : 9781483314815
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing on more than 40 years of experience conducting applied social science research and program evaluation, author Michael Quinn Patton has crafted the most comprehensive and systematic book on qualitative research and evaluation methods, inquiry frameworks, and analysis options available today. Now offering more balance between applied research and evaluation, this Fourth Edition of Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods illuminates all aspects of qualitative inquiry through new examples, stories, and cartoons; more than a hundred new summarizing and synthesizing exhibits; and a wide range of new highlight sections/sidebars that elaborate on important and emergent issues. For the first time, full case studies are included to illustrate extended research and evaluation examples. In addition, each chapter features an extended "rumination," written in a voice and style more emphatic and engaging than traditional textbook style, about a core issue of persistent debate and controversy.
Category: Social Science

Qualitative Evaluation And Research Methods

Author : Michael Quinn Patton
ISBN : UCSC:32106015420984
Genre : Social Science
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Once again setting the standard for the field, the Second Edition of Qualitative Evaluation Methods reflects the tremendous explosion of interest in qualitative methods over the past decade. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition includes three new chapters on Theoretic Foundations of Qualitative Inquiry, Particularly Appropriate Qualitative Applications and Quality, and Credibility of Qualitative Analysis. Patton has also a completely updated literature review and citations section to reflect the mass of new research in qualitative methods in the last ten years. It will be of interest to anyone involved in evaluation of any kind.
Category: Social Science

Qualitative Evaluation Methods

Author : Michael Quinn Patton
ISBN : UOM:39015016307988
Genre : Social Science
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Topics in this selection include the definition and recognition of qualitative data, qualitative method strategies, theoretical bases and ideals for qualitative research, and the development of multimodal evaluation designs. The compatibility of qualitative evaluation methods with different evaluation models and processes is presented. Patton sets forth a checklist of evaluation situation for which qualitative methods are appropriate. Part II deals with collecting qualitative data. Covered in this section are such things as strategies and techniques for qualitative interviewing, the stages of fieldwork, the importance of field notes, and various methods of observation. Part III focuses on the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of qualitative data. The emphasis is on deriving useful information which is supported by theory to help in decision-making processes.
Category: Social Science

How To Use Qualitative Methods In Evaluation

Author : Michael Quinn Patton
ISBN : 0803931298
Genre : Education
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How to Use Qualitative Methods in Evaluation -- a new volume in the Program Evaluation Kit -- reflects the growing use of qualitative techniques in the evaluation process. The author differentiates the qualitative approach in method and philosophy from more traditional quantitative methods and specifies the kinds of evaluation question for which it is most appropriate. The design decisions and sampling strategies which underlie the method are explained. Patton also includes clearly illustrated step-by-step guides for planning and conducting fieldwork and observations, in-depth interviewing, and analysing, interpreting and reporting results.
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Qualitative And Quantitative Methods In Evaluation Research

Author : Thomas D. Cook
ISBN : UOM:39015016274717
Genre : Social Science
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Evaluation researchers, traditionally considered to be users of quantitative methods, are now actively exploring the qualitative aspects of the performance of the programmes they are evaluating. Rather than argue the validity of either the quantitative or the qualitative approach, most of the noted contributors to this volume conclude that both are required for comprehensive evaluation.
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Critical Issues In Qualitative Research Methods

Author : Janice M. Morse
ISBN : 0803950438
Genre : Medical
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The issues of soundness of qualitative research are examined in this book. Contributors discuss how a researcher does qualitative research, considering such questions as: whether one deviates from the developer's protocol and what the ramifications are of such deviation, how students learn to acquire the conceptual skills necessary to conduct qualitative inquiry, and how theory "emerges" from the data. The book discusses group effect in focus groups and describes an observational method using videotaped data. The various schools of phenomenology and their major characteristics of excellence are explained, and the Glasserian and Straussian methods of grounded theory are compared. Issues of ethics and scientific integrity are also raised. Each chapter, dealing with a matter that has not yet been resolved or addressed in the literature, is preceded by a dialogue in which contributors raise questions and comment upon the concept presented.
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Research And Evaluation In Education And Psychology

Author : Donna M. Mertens
ISBN : 9781483322605
Genre : Education
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Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation, the Fourth Edition of Donna M. Mertens’s comprehensive Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into its descriptions of these methods. Providing specific advice on conducting research in culturally complex communities, the new edition has been updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements. Approximately sixty percent of the content in the Fourth Edition is new, updated with numerous contemporary examples, making this book one of the most comprehensive, accessible, and practical methods books available. Praise for the previous edition: “The organization of the text reflects the author’s intent, philosophy, and objectives . . . [Mertens] clearly presents approaches, descriptions, and many examples useful in conducting studies; she is to be commended for the thoroughness of her work.” —Frank D. Adams, Wayne State College “Excellent descriptions, definitions, examples, and narrative about social science theory and the various paradigms. Mertens’ use [of] a wide variety of social identities to provide her examples makes the text inclusive of a variety of diverse identities. It is also useful to see the differences between [research and evaluation] and to select methods appropriate to the intention of the inquiry.” —Katrina L. Rodriguez, University of Northern Colorado
Category: Education