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Qualitative Research Evaluation Methods

Qualitative Research   Evaluation Methods Author Michael Quinn Patton
ISBN-10 9781483314815
Release 2014-10-29
Pages 832
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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.



Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods

Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods Author M. Q. Patton
ISBN-10 OCLC:785278775
Release 2002
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Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods book for free.



How to Use Qualitative Methods in Evaluation

How to Use Qualitative Methods in Evaluation Author Michael Quinn Patton
ISBN-10 0803931298
Release 1987-12-01
Pages 176
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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.



Utilization Focused Evaluation

Utilization Focused Evaluation Author Michael Quinn Patton
ISBN-10 9781483360140
Release 2008-06-18
Pages 688
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The Fourth Edition of the bestselling Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides expert, detailed advice on conducting program evaluations from one of leading experts. Chock full of useful pedagogy—including a unique utilization-focused evaluation checklist—this book presents Michael Quinn Patton's distinctive opinions based on more than thirty years of experience. Key Features of the Fourth Edition Provides thoroughly updated materials including more international content; new references; new exhibits and sidebars; and new examples, stories, and cartoons Includes follow-up exercises at the end of each chapter Features a utilization-focused evaluation checklist Gives greater emphasis on mixed methods Analyzes the pluses and minuses of the increased emphasis on accountability and performance measurement in government at all levels Details the explosion of international evaluation Intended Audience Both theoretical and practical, this core text is an essential resource for students enrolled in Program Evaluation courses in a variety of disciplines—including public administration, government, social sciences, education, and management. Practitioners will also find this text invaluable.



Essentials of Utilization Focused Evaluation

Essentials of Utilization Focused Evaluation Author Michael Quinn Patton
ISBN-10 9781483306971
Release 2011-08-22
Pages 488
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Based on Michael Quinn Patton's best-selling Utilization-Focused Evaluation, this briefer book provides an overall framework and essential checklist steps for designing and conducting evaluations that actually get used. The new material and innovative graphics present the utilization-focused evaluation process as a complex adaptive system, incorporating current understandings about systems thinking and complexity concepts. The book integrates theory and practice, is based on both research and professional experience, and offers new case examples and cartoons with Patton's signature humor.



Qualitative evaluation methods

Qualitative evaluation methods Author Michael Quinn Patton
ISBN-10 UOM:39015016307988
Release 1980-02-01
Pages 381
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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.



Designing Qualitative Research

Designing Qualitative Research Author Catherine Marshall
ISBN-10 9781483324265
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 352
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Addressing the complexity, flexibility, and controversies of qualitative research’s many genres, Designing Qualitative Research, Sixth Edition gives students, research managers, policy analysts, and applied researchers clear, easy-to-understand guidance on designing qualitative research. While maintaining a focus on the proposal stage, this best-selling book takes readers from selecting a research genre through building a conceptual framework, data collection and interpretation, and arguing the merits of the proposal. Extended discussions cover strategies that researchers can use to address the challenges posed by postmodernists, feminists, and critical race theorists, as well as others who interrogate historical qualitative inquiry. The book also includes thoughtful discussion on trustworthiness and ethics, in addition to dealing with time, resource, and political stressors inherent to the research process. Throughout the book, authors Catherine Marshall and Gretchen B. Rossman emphasize the importance of being systematic but also inspire readers with potential “Aha!” moments and opportunities to do research in close connection with people and communities.



Learning in the Field

Learning in the Field Author Gretchen B. Rossman
ISBN-10 0761926518
Release 2003-01
Pages 369
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An introduction to qualitative research provides advice on collecting, organizing, interpreting, and analysing data.



Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods Author David Morgan
ISBN-10 9781483313665
Release 2013-06-21
Pages 288
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Focusing on research designs for projects that collect both qualitative and quantitative data, David L. Morgan’s Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: A Pragmatic Approach discusses strategies for bringing qualitative and quantitative methods together so that their combined strengths accomplish more than is possible with a single method. The approach is broadly interdisciplinary, reflecting the interest in mixed methods research across the social sciences. In contrast to an “anything goes” approach or a naïve hope that “two methods are better than one,” the author argues that projects using mixed methods must pay even more attention to research design than single method approaches. The book’s practical emphasis on mixed methods makes it useful both to active researchers and to students who intend to pursue such a career. Chapter 1 is available for review on the publisher's website, and provides a comprehensive introduction that is appropriate for assessing the overall content of this informative book.



Working with Qualitative Data

Working with Qualitative Data Author William Gibson
ISBN-10 9781412945721
Release 2009-06-04
Pages 222
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This title provides a practical and accessible introduction to developing and applying strategies for the analysis of qualitative data by exploring the ways in which analysis is related to all aspects of research.



Beginning Qualitative Research

Beginning Qualitative Research Author Pamela Maykut
ISBN-10 9781135720735
Release 2002-11-01
Pages 208
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The authors have focused this book on the serious, beginning, qualitative researcher - theoretically rigorous, yet with an understandable perspective.; The book has three main features. First, it provides a strong theoretical base for the understanding of competing research paradigms. Secondly, it features a "methods" section consistent with the non-linear nature of naturalistic inquiry, yet it allows the beginner to see direction. Thirdly, the authors include examples of actual research studies conducted (and completed) in a single year.



Developmental Evaluation

Developmental Evaluation Author Michael Quinn Patton
ISBN-10 9781606238868
Release 2010-06-14
Pages 375
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Developmental evaluation (DE) offers a powerful approach to monitoring and supporting social innovations by working in partnership with program decision makers. In this book, eminent authority Michael Quinn Patton shows how to conduct evaluations within a DE framework. Patton draws on insights about complex dynamic systems, uncertainty, nonlinearity, and emergence. He illustrates how DE can be used for a range of purposes: ongoing program development, adapting effective principles of practice to local contexts, generating innovations and taking them to scale, and facilitating rapid response in crisis situations. Students and practicing evaluators will appreciate the book's extensive case examples and stories, cartoons, clear writing style, "closer look" sidebars, and summary tables. Provided is essential guidance for making evaluations useful, practical, and credible in support of social change.



Basics of Qualitative Research

Basics of Qualitative Research Author Juliet Corbin
ISBN-10 9781483315683
Release 2014-11-25
Pages 456
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Offering immensely practical advice, Basics of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition presents methods that enable researchers to analyze, interpret, and make sense of their data, and ultimately build theory from it. Authors Juliet Corbin and Anselm Strauss (late of the University of San Francisco and co-creator of grounded theory) walk readers step-by-step through the research process—from the formation of the research question through several approaches to coding, analysis, and reporting. Packed with definitions and illustrative examples, this highly accessible book concludes with chapters that present criteria for evaluating a study, as well as responses to common questions posed by students of qualitative research. New end-of-chapter “Insider Insights” contributed by qualitative researchers give readers a sense of what it’s like to work in the field. Significantly revised, this Fourth Edition remains a landmark volume in the study of qualitative methods.



Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research

Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research Author Deborah K. Padgett
ISBN-10 9781412951937
Release 2008-06-20
Pages 281
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The Second Edition of Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research provides accessible how-to instruction for social work and other practice-based researchers interested in carrying out rigorous and relevant qualitative research. This comprehensive, expanded version offers a sophisticated introduction to qualitative methods based upon six major approaches: ethnography, grounded theory, case study, narrative, phenomenological, and participatory action research. Similar to the earlier edition, this Second Edition is a highly readable introduction to qualitative research that combines attention to methodological rigor with pragmatic concerns for real-world relevance.



The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Author Norman K. Denzin
ISBN-10 9781412974172
Release 2011-04-27
Pages 766
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Now in its fourth edition, this handbook is an essential resource for those interested in all aspects of qualitative research, and has been extensively revised and updated to cover new topics including applied ethnography, queer theory and auto-ethnography.



The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication

The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication Author John G. Oetzel
ISBN-10 9781483315423
Release 2013-02-14
Pages 912
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This second edition of the award-winning The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication emphasizes constructive conflict management from a communication perspective, identifying the message as the focus of conflict research and practice. Editors John G. Oetzel and Stella Ting-Toomey, along with expert researchers in the discipline, have assembled in one resource the knowledge base of the field of conflict communication; identified the best theories, ideas, and practices of conflict communication; and provided the opportunity for scholars and practitioners to link theoretical frameworks and application tools.



Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation A Road Map From Beginning to End

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation  A Road Map From Beginning to End Author Linda Dale Bloomberg
ISBN-10 9781452202709
Release 2012-04-26
Pages 312
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Graduate students often struggle with turning qualitative research projects into a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation because the research itself is inherently messy. Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Roadmap From Beginning to End, Second Edition helps address that challenge. Linda Dale Bloomberg and Marie Volpe have distilled decades of experience of dissertation advisement and successful doctoral defenses into this highly practical reference for graduate students. They focus on finding and articulating a clear research problem, purpose, and questions; laying out a research design that will lead to gathering the right kind of data and support the right kind of analysis; and writing up and defending the study. To help, they provide working tools, an integrative summary discussion at the end of each chapter, comprehensive checkists, and an annotated bibliography in each chapter.