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Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology

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May 1999 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`The text has a good layout and is an excellent introduction to the broad area of qualitative research.' - Psychology Research Journal

`A must read for anyone interested in more fully understanding the conversation on this topic' - Forum for Qualitative Social Research - follow the link below to read the complete review

Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology is a searching examination of the critical issues involved in qualitative research.

The authors analyze the observational methods which historically form the basis of the field of psychology. They go on to address topics such as: validity and reliability, training issues, ethics, and use of qualitative computer programmes. In the second part, issues related to the application of qualitative methods are considered, for example HIV/AIDS, feminist perspectives, vocational, and adolescent development.

 
SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONAL ISSUES IN QUALITATIVE METHODS
 
PART ONE: THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF QUALITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
David L Rennie
Qualitative Research
A Matter of Hermaneutics and the Sociology of Knowledge  
Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand
Locating the Qualitative Research Genre
Elizabeth Merrick
An Exploration of Quality in Qualitative Research
Are `Reliability' and `Validity' Relevant?  
Daniel Sciarra
The Role of the Qualitative Researcher
Joseph G Ponterotto and Ingrid Grieger
Merging Qualitative and Quantitative Perspectives in a Research Identity
 
PART TWO: PRACTICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR CONDUCTING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Cori Cieurzo and Merle A Keitel
Ethics in Qualitative Research
Patricia O'Brien Libutti
The Internet and Qualitative Research
Opportunities and Constraints on Analysis of Cyberspace Discourse  
Sally D Stabb
Teaching Qualitative Research in Psychology
Constance T Fischer
Designing Qualitative Research Reports for Publication
 
SECTION TWO: APPLYING QUALITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
 
PART THREE: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN A CULTURAL CONTEXT
Lisa A Suzuki et al
Exploring Mulitcultural Issues Using Qualitative Methods
Nancy Salkin Asher and Kenneth Chavinson Asher
Qualitative Methods for an Outsider Looking In
Lesbian Women and Body Image  
Niobe Way and Kerstin Pahl
Friendship Patterns Among Urban Adolescent Boys
A Qualitative Account  
 
PART FOUR: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN A THERAPEUTIC CONTEXT
Joy M Tanji
Capturing the Process of Family Therapy as Social Meaning Construction
Virginia O'Brien and Mary Kopala
Using a Qualitative Method to Study Clinical Supervision
What is Effective Clinical Supervision?  
Michelle Maher
Relationship-Based Change
 
PART FIVE: QUALITATIVE METHODS IN ACTION RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
John O'Neill, Barbara B Small and John Strachan
The Use of Focus Groups Within a Participatory Action Research Environment
Leo Goldman
Qualitative Research in Program Evaluation
Mary Kopala and Lisa A Suzuki
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