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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.
An Introduction to Qualitative Methods
When to Use Qualitative Methods
Designing Qualitative Evaluations
Fieldwork and Observation
Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data
Making Methods Decisions
Controversy and Philosophy
A very good book introducing students to qualitative methodology
This is the core textbook for my module Evaluating Educational Research & Practice. It is packed full of exercises which are intended to deepen students knowledge & awareness of the issues included in the textbook.