9780803937796

Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods

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  • ISBN13:

    9780803937796

  • ISBN10:

    0803937792

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/1/1990
  • Publisher: Sage Pubns
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Part I. Conceptual Issues in the Use of Qualitative Methods 7(143)
The Nature of Qualitative Inquiry
9(26)
Strategic Themes in Qualitative Inquiry
35(29)
Variety in Qualitative Inquiry: Theoretical Orientations
64(28)
Particularly Appropriate Qualitative Applications
92(51)
Part II. Qualitative Designs and Data Collection 143(226)
Designing Qualitative Studies
145(54)
Fieldwork Strategies and Observation Methods
199(78)
Qualitative Interviewing
277(92)
Part III. Analysis, Interpretation, and Reporting 369(138)
Qualitative Analysis and Interpretation
371(89)
Enhancing the Quality and Credibility of Qualitative Analysis
460(47)
References 507(18)
Index 525(6)
About the Author 531

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