Conducting Interpretive Policy Analysis

Author: Dvora Yanow

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761908272

Category: Political Science

Page: 103

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This book presents a much needed guide to interpretative techniques and methods for policy research. The author begins by describing what interpretative approaches are and what they can mean to policy analysis. The author shifts the frame of reference from thinking about values as costs and benefits to thinking about them more as a set of meanings. The book concludes with a chapter on how to move from "fieldwork to deskwork to textwork".

Research Methods in Language Policy and Planning

A Practical Guide

Author: Francis M. Hult,David Cassels Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118339843

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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This is the first volume exclusively devoted to research methods in language policy and planning (LPP). Each chapter is written by a leading language policy expert and provides a how-to guide to planning studies as well as gathering and analyzing data Covers a broad range of methods, making it easily accessible to and useful for transdisciplinary researchers working with language policy in any capacity Will serve as both a foundational methods text for graduate students and novice researchers, and a useful methodological reference for experienced LPP researchers Includes a series of guidelines for public engagement to assist scholars as they endeavor to incorporate their work into the public policy process

Women fielding danger

negotiating ethnographic identities in field research

Author: Martha Knisely Huggins,Marie-Louise Glebbeek

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742541207

Category: Social Science

Page: 397

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In a compelling exploration of an oft-hidden aspect of qualitative field research, Women Fielding Danger shows how identity performances can facilitate or block field research outcomes. Focusing on ethnographic research across a wide range of disciplines and world regions, this deeply informed book presents practical _to-dos_ and technical research strategies. In addition, it offers unique illustrations of how the political, geographic, and organizational realities of field sites shape identity negotiations and research outcomes. Understanding these dynamics, the authors show, is key to surviving the ethnographic field.

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy

A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Author: David Harper,Andrew R. Thompson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118077628

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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This book provides a user-friendly introduction to the qualitative methods most commonly used in the mental health and psychotherapy arena. Chapters are written by leading researchers and the editors are experienced qualitative researchers, clinical trainers, and mental health practitioners Provides chapter-by-chapter guidance on conducting a qualitative study from across a range of approaches Offers guidance on how to review and appraise existing qualitative literature, how to choose the most appropriate method, and how to consider ethical issues Demonstrates how specific methods have been applied to questions in mental health research Uses examples drawn from recent research, including research with service users, in mental health practice and in psychotherapy

Making policy in theory and practice

Author: Hugh M. Bochel,Sue Duncan

Publisher: Policy Pr

ISBN: 9781861349033

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

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This unique book combines both academic and practitioner perspectives to provide critical consideration of contemporary policy-making and highlight examples of good practice at all levels of government. In Professional Policy Making for the Twenty-First Century the Cabinet Office's Strategic Policy Making Team identified nine 'competencies' as the key features of 'modern policy making': forward-looking; outward-looking; innovative, flexible and creative; evidence-based; inclusive; joined-up; open to review; open to evaluation; and capable of learning lessons.Using these to structure the book, nine central chapters - each written by a pair of co-authors, one primarily an academic, and the other primarily a policy maker or practitioner - examine the competencies in turn. Accompanying case studies provide lessons or pointers to good practice, together with guidance on how to access further information.Set in the context of New Labour's emphasis on 'modernisation', and reflecting the growing emphasis on policy making as a skill, the book will appeal to a range of audiences, including undergraduate and postgraduate students on courses that draw upon approaches to public administration and public policy, and social researchers, policy officers and others involved in the development and analysis of policy making at all tiers of government.

Foundations of Qualitative Research

Interpretive and Critical Approaches

Author: Jerry W. Willis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452279004

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Foundations of Qualitative Research introduces key theoretical and epistemological concepts replete with historical and current real-world examples. Author Jerry W. Willis provides an invaluable resource to guide the critical and qualitative inquiry process written in an accessible and non-intimidating style that brings these otherwise difficult concepts to life.

A Companion to Qualitative Research

Author: Uwe Flick,Ernst von Kardoff,Ines Steinke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761973751

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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A Companion to Qualitative Research draws on the work of an array of leading scholars from Europe, Britain and North America to present a summary of every aspect of the qualitative research process from nuts-and-bolts methods and research styles, to examinations of methodological theory and epistemology. It is one of the few surveys of qualitative research to adopt a genuinely international voice.

Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography

Author: Iain Hay

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195550795

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

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This book offers a comprehensive, accessible, and practical guide on how to conduct qualitative research in human geography. Enhanced and greatly expanded by nine new chapters, the latest edition shows students how to plan, conduct, interpret, and communicate qualitative research.

Qualitative Research in IS: Issues and Trends

Issues and Trends

Author: Trauth, Eileen M.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781930708945

Category: Science

Page: 308

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This book addresses the need for materials that can help the IS researcher determine which qualitative methods are most appropriate for addressing their particular research questions. It draws upon the collective expertise of distinguished scholars to explore concrete issues they have encountered in the use of a particular qualitative methods. The details of specific research projects provide the backdrop for the discussion of methodological issues. The audience for this book includes students, scholars and researchers. Anyone currently engaged in conducting IS research who would like to learn more about employing qualitative methods will be interested in Qualitative Research in IS: Issues and Trends to learn more about the latest issues and challenges facing IS researchers throughout the world.

Qualitative Analysis

Author: Douglas Ezzy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136479961

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Offering a detailed introduction to the practice of data analysis, this book is both user-friendly and theoretically grounded. Drawing on his extensive experience of qualitative research, Douglas Ezzy reviews approaches to data analysis in established research traditions including ethnography, phenomenology and symbolic interactionism, alongside the newer approaches informed by cultural studies and feminism. He explains the difference between inductive, deductive and abductive theory building, provides a guide to computer-assisted analysis and outlines techniques such as journal writing, team meetings and participant reviews. This text is one of the first to treat computer assisted data analysis as an integral part of qualitative research. Exceptionally well written, this is a valuable reference for research students and professional researchers in the social sciences and health.

Fundamentals of Qualitative Research

Author: Johnny Saldana

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199838356

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Fundamentals of Qualitative Research approaches qualitative inquiry as a strategically selected composite of genres, elements, and styles. Saldaña, author of the bestselling book, The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers, brings clear writing and explanatory prowess to this new textbook for learning the fundamentals of qualitative research methods. This book presents a concise yet rigorous description of how to design and conduct fieldwork projects and how to examine data in multiple ways for interpretive insight. Saldaña, a master teacher and qualitative data analyst, acquaints readers with the major genres of qualitative research available and the elements of interviewing, participant observation, and other data collection methods to inform emergent research design decisions. An extended chapter on qualitative data analysis is one of the book's unique features. Saldaña devotes necessary coverage to conceptual foundations, coding, analytic memo writing, thematic analysis, assertion development, grounded theory, narrative and poetic inquiry, and ethnodramatic approaches to the data. Eight distinctive styles of qualitative writing are presented. The book concludes with a list of recommended readings in the field, as well as additional resources on organizations and associations dedicated to qualitative research. Fundamentals of Qualitative Research is an ideal introduction for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in education, sociology, psychology, anthropology, human communication, and health care.

Qualitative Research through Case Studies

Author: Max Travers

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446276279

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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`The great strength of this book is that it provides a clear and well-structured overview of some of the diverse approaches that are currently available within the qualitative tradition' - British Journal of Educational Psychology Although most undergraduates are able to collect qualitative data without too much difficulty, they are often less successful in turning this into an interesting, theoretically-informed analysis. Qualitative Research through Case Studies will help students improve the quality of their work through introducing a wide range of traditions, including interpretive approaches such as grounded theory, dramaturgical analysis, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis and political approaches such as critical discourse analysis, feminism and postmodern ethnography. Each chapter introduces the theoretical assumptions of the tradition through discussing a number of case-studies: classic or exemplary studies which illustrate how different researchers have used qualitative methods in researching a variety of topics. There are also practical hints on designing undergraduate projects, exercises and a guide to further reading. The book is intended for students in a wide range of disciplines and should be particularly useful for complete beginners who are interested in conducting qualitative research as part o

Qualitative Research Methods

Collecting Evidence, Crafting Analysis, Communicating Impact

Author: Sarah J. Tracy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111837858X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Qualitative Research Methods is a comprehensive,all-inclusive resource for the theory and practice ofqualitative/ethnographic research methodology. Serves as a “how-to” guide forqualitative/ethnographic research, detailing how to design aproject, conduct interviews and focus groups, interpret and analyzedata, and represent it in a compelling manner Demonstrates how qualitative data can be systematicallyutilized to address pressing personal, organizational, and socialproblems Written in an engaging style, with in-depth examples from theauthor’s own practice Comprehensive companion website includes sample syllabi, lessonplans, a list of helpful website links, test bank and exam reviewmaterials, and exercises and worksheets, available upon publicationat ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/tracy"www.wiley.com/go/tracy/a

Public Policy Analysis and Design

Author: V. K. Agnihotri

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170225614

Category: India

Page: 482

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Collection of articles presented at the Seminar on Public Policy Analysis and Design organized by Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration from 23 to 25 August, 1993; with special reference to India.

Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration

Author: Kaifeng Yang

Publisher: CRC PressI Llc

ISBN: 9780849353840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 959

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Describing new techniques and novel applications, Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration, Second Edition demonstrates the use of tools designed to meet the increased complexity of problems in government and non-profit organizations with ever-more rigorous and systematic research. It presents detailed information on conceptualizing, planning, and implementing research projects involving a wide variety of available methodologies. Providing a reference of systematic research methods, this second edition explains how these techniques aid in understanding traditional issues, and reveals how they might be applied to answer emerging theoretical and practical questions. Following a linear, logical organization, this handbook meets systematic goals and objectives through eight groups of chapters. The first group explains the logic of inquiry and the practical problems of locating existing research. The second group deals with research design and the third examines pitfalls in measurement and data collection. The authors give practical, considered advice in the fourth section to anticipate and solve data management problems. They include numerous illustrations to supplement two separate sections devoted to basic and advanced quantitative analysis. The seventh section covers unique analytical techniques used to gain insight specific to the non-market sector's knotty problems. The final section addresses the impact of research and describes how to overcome illusive, tricky, and sizeable barriers to influence other researchers, decision makers, foundations, and grant making institutions. With a comprehensive survey of research methods and an examination of their practical and theoretical application in the past, present, and future, Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration, Second Edition gives you the tools to make informed decisions.

Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology

Combining Core Approaches

Author: Nollaig Frost

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335241522

Category: Psychology

Page: 223

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The text provides practical guidance on carrying out qualitative research and introduces four widely used qualitative approaches.

Interpretive Description

Qualitative Research for Applied Practice

Author: Sally Thorne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134820569

Category: Education

Page: 336

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The first edition of Interpretive Description established itself as the key resource for novice and intermediate level researchers in applied settings for conducting a qualitative research project with practical outcomes. In the second edition, leading qualitative researcher Sally Thorne retains the clear, straightforward guidance for researchers and students in health, social service, mental health, and related fields. This new edition includes additional material on knowledge synthesis and integration, evidence-based practice, and data analysis. In addition, this book takes the reader through the qualitative research process, from research design through fieldwork, analysis, interpretation, and application of the results; provides numerous examples from a variety of applied fields to show research in action; uses an accessible style and affordable price to be the ideal book for teaching qualitative research in clinical and applied disciplines.