Table of contents for Qualitative methods in social work research / Deborah K. Padgett.

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1. The Qualitative Methods Family
 Differences From and Similarities With Quantitative Methods
 The Intellectual Life Course of Qualitative Methods
 The Formative Years
 The Rise of Quantification and Operationalism
 Pragmatic ?Camps? in Qualitative Methods
 The Pragmatic Middle Ground
 Evidence-Based Practice and Qualitative Methods
 Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks in Qualitative Inquiry
 Some Are a Better Fit Than Others
 The Place and Timing of Theories in Qualitative Studies
 Reasons for Doing Qualitative Research
 Desirable Qualities and Skills in the Qualitative Researcher-as-Instrument
 Studying the Familiar Versus the Unfamiliar
 Values and Social Responsibility in Qualitative Research
 Choosing the Topic and Making the ?Argument?
 Introducing the New York Services Study (NYSS): A Qualitative Study of Homeless Mentally Ill Adults in New York City
 Summary and Concluding Thoughts
 Additional Readings
 A Selection of Journals That Feature Qualitative Studies
 Web Sites for Qualitative Methods
2. Choosing the Right Qualitative Approach(es)
 Six Primary Approaches in Qualitative Research
 Grounded Theory
 Case Study Analysis
 Narrative Approaches
 Phenomenological Analysis
 Action Research and Community-Based Participatory Research
 Constructivist and Critical-Theory Influences
 Mixing and Matching Qualitative Approaches
 Qualitative Methods in Program Evaluation
 Summary and Concluding Thoughts
 Additional Readings
3. Getting Started: Study Design and Sampling
 Reviewing the Literature
 Developing a Conceptual Framework
 Formulating Research Questions
 Designing the Study
 Questions Posed (and Needing Answers) by Qualitative Research Designs
 The Element of Time
 Specific Aspects of Qualitative Designs
 Using Multiple Qualitative Methods at Different Levels
 Sampling Strategies
 Sample Size Considerations
 Recruiting and Retaining Study Participants
 Researcher?Participant Dynamics: Gender, Ethnicity, Age, and Social Class
 Introducing the Three Main Types of Data Collection
 Summary and Concluding Thoughts
 Additional Readings
4. Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research
 Deception and Disclosure 
 Informed Consent
 Coercion and ?Deformed? Consent
 Confidentiality and Privacy
 Distress and Emotional Harm
 Incentives, Payback, and Maintaining Goodwill
 Institutional Review Boards and Qualitative Research
 Dealing with Moral Ambiguity and Risk
 Socially Responsible Research as Ethical Research
 Summary and Concluding Thoughts 
 Additional Readings
5. Entering the Field and Conducting Observation
 On the Importance of Observation
 Getting Permission(s) and Announcing the Study
 Obtaining and Maintaining Rapport
 Presentation of Self in the Field
 Issues of Identity: Gender, Age, Race/Ethnicity, and Social Class
 Researcher Self-Disclosure: How Much Is Enough? How Much Is Too Much?
 Observation in Qualitative Studies
 ?Doing? Observation: The Best (and Only True) Way to Learn
 Recording Observational Data
 Uses of Video and Photography
 Rapid Ethnographic Assessment (REA) and Time-Sensitive Qualitative Methods
 Summary and Concluding Thoughts
 Additional Readings
6. Interviewing and Use of Documents
 Informal Field Interviews
 Focus Group Interviews
 In-Depth Interviews
 Interviewing Children and Other Vulnerable Populations
 Elite and Expert Interviews
 A Few Guidelines for Starting Out
 Conducting the Interview
 Probes: An Essential Part of the Qualitative Interview
 Developing the Interview Guide
 How Many Interviews? Issues of Quantity and Quality
 Matching Interviewers to Respondents: The Effects of Age, Gender, Race, and Other Characteristics
 Common Problems and Errors in Qualitative Interviewing
 Emotional Issues in Interviewing
 Interviewing in a Non-English Language
 Interviewing at a Distance: Telephone and Computer-Mediated Interviews
 Use of Audio Recorders and Other Logistical Considerations
 Incorporating Standardized Measures into Qualitative Interviews
 Using Documents, Archives, and Existing Data
 Secondary Analysis in Qualitative Research
 Ending Data Collection and Leaving the Field
 Summary and Concluding Thoughts
 Additional Readings
7. Data Analysis and Interpretation
 Data Management: Dealing With Volume Early On
 Using Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) Software Part I: Storing and Managing Data
 Multiple Users and Cross-Site Databases
 Transcribing Interviews
 Using ?Outside? Transcribers
 Protecting Confidentiality During Transcription
 Translating From a Non-English Language
 Analyzing Qualitative Data: The Search for Meaning
 Use of Case Summaries and Data Displays
 Theories and Concepts in Qualitative Data Analysis: A Continuum of Involvement
 Data Analysis in Diverse Qualitative Approaches 
 Content Analysis in Qualitative Research
 Ethnography and Data Analysis
 Case Study Analysis
 Data Analysis in Narrative Approaches
 Phenomenological Analyses
 Action and Community-Based Participatory Research: Analyzing Data
 Analysis in Longitudinal Designs
 Coding and Thematic Development
 Varied Approaches to Coding
 Starting Out: Identifying and Labeling Codes
 Documenting and Verifying Coding Procedures: Independent Co-Coding
 Comparing and Contrasting: Memo-Writing
 Producing Categories and Themes: Differing Analytic Possibilities
 Beyond Coding
 Multitasking During Coding: An Example From the NYSS
 Using Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) Software Part II: Facilitating Data Analysis
 Using Numbers and Quantification in Qualitative Data Analyses
 Negative Case Analysis and Causation
 Secondary Analysis and Meta-Synthesis
 Hybrid and Mixed Qualitative Approaches to Data Analysis 
 Saturation and Interpretation
 An Example of a Conceptual Schema
 In Pursuit of Methodological Transparency
 Summary and Concluding Thoughts
 Additional Readings
 QDA Software Resources
8. Strategies for Rigor
 Evaluating Qualitative Research: Debates About Standards and Strategies
 Evaluative Criteria and External Standards
 In the Eye of the Beholder?
 The Meaning(s) of Generalizability in Qualitative Methods
 Defining Rigor in Qualitative Research
 Threats to the Trustworthiness of Qualitative Studies
 Strategies for Rigor in Qualitative Research
 Prolonged Engagement
 Peer Debriefing and Support
 Member Checking
 Negative Case Analysis
 Auditing?Leaving a Decision Trail
 Questions of Rigor in Community-Based Research
 Strategies for Rigor in Differing Qualitative Approaches
 Guidelines for Appraising the Quality of a Study: Adequacy Is Key
 Summary and Concluding Thoughts
 Additional Readings
9. Telling the Story: Writing up the Qualitative Study
 Deciding on an Approach
 Targeting the Audience
 Diachronic Versus Synchronic Reports
 The Researcher?s Role in the Report
 Using Numbers in the Report
 Coauthorship in Qualitative Studies
 Organizing the Report?Key Components
 Qualitative Reports Across the Diverse Approaches
 Balancing Description and Interpretation
 Writing Stance and Style
 Rhetorical Devices Suited to Qualitative Studies
 Writing Style: Creating Rhythm and Flow
 Use of Metaphors and Other Tropes
 The Ultimate Goal?Dissemination of the Study Findings
 Summary and Concluding Thoughts
 Additional Readings 
 Selected Monographs
10. Mixed Methods
 The Rise of Mixed Methods and Their Rationale(s)
 Types of Mixed Methods Research
 Sequential Designs
 Concurrent Designs
 Mixed Methods: Ways of Going About It
 Structural and Design Decisions: What, When, Where, and How?
 Some Examples of Mixed Methods Studies
 Writing the Mixed Method Report
 Challenges for Mixed Methods Studies
 Mixed Method Approaches to Program and Practice Evaluation
 Summary and Concluding Thoughts
Appendix: Writing a Qualitative Methods Proposal for External Funding
 Finding the Right Fit With Funding Priorities: Emerging Opportunities
 Getting Past the Catch 22
 Setting the Stage
 Questions From Reviewers Regarding Qualitative Methods Proposals
 Budgeting Time and Resources
 Twenty Tips for Writing the Proposal
 Additional Readings
About the Author 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Social service -- Research -- Methodology.