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Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods: Integrating Theory and Practice

Integrating Theory and Practice

Michael Quinn Patton

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Nowoffering more balance between applied research and evaluation, this more than a hundred new summarizing and synthesizing exhibits; and a wide range of new highlight sections/sidebarsthat 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.

Michael Quinn Patton is an independent consultant with more than 40 years' experience conducting applied research and program evaluations. He lives in Minnesota, where, according to the state's poet laureate, Garrison Keillor, "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average." It was this interesting lack of statistical variation in Minnesota that led him to qualitative inquiry despite the strong quantitative orientation of his doctoral studies in sociology at the University of Wisconsin. He was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota for 18 years, including 5 years as director of the Minnesota Center for Social Research, where he was awarded the Morse-Amoco Award for innovative teaching. Readers of this book will not be surprised to learn that he has also won the University of Minnesota storytelling competition. He has authored six other SAGE books: Utilization-Focused Evaluation, Creative Evaluation, Practical Evaluation, How to Use Qualitative Methods for Evaluation, Essentials of Utilization-Focused Evaluation, and Family Sexual Abuse: Frontline Research and Evaluation. He has edited or contributed articles to numerous books and journals, including several volumes of New Directions in Program Evaluation, on subjects as diverse as culture and evaluation, how and why language matters, HIV/AIDS research and evaluation systems, extension methods, feminist evaluation, teaching using the case method, evaluating strategy, utilization of evaluation, and valuing. He is the author of Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use and coauthor of Getting to Maybe: How the World Is Changed, a book that applies complexity science to social innovation. His creative nonfiction book, Grand Canyon Celebration: A Father-Son Journey of Discovery, was a finalist for Minnesota Book of the Year. He is a former president of the American Evaluation Association and recipient of both the Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award for Outstanding Contributions to Useful and Practical Evaluation and the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for Lifelong Contributions to Evaluation Theory from the American Evaluation Association. The Society for Applied Sociology presented him the Lester F. Ward Award for Outstanding Contributions to Applied Sociology. He is on the faculty of The Evaluators' Institute and teaches workshops for the American Evaluation Association's professional development courses and Claremont University's Summer Institute. He is a founding trainer for the International Program for Development Evaluation Training, sponsored by The World Bank and other international development agencies each summer in Ottawa, Ontario. He has conducted applied research and evaluation on a broad range of issues, including antipoverty initiatives, leadership development, education at all levels, human services, the environment, public health, medical education, employment training, agricultural extension, arts, criminal justice, mental health, transportation, diversity initiatives, international development, community development, systems change, policy effectiveness, managing for results, performance indicators, and effective governance. He has worked with organizations and programs at the international, national, state, provincial, and local levels and with philanthropic, not-for-profit, private sector, international agency, and government programs. He has worked with people from many different cultures and perspectives. He has three children-a musician, an engineer, and a nonprofit organization development and evaluation specialist-and one granddaughter. When not evaluating, he enjoys exploring the woods and rivers of Minnesota with his partner, Jean-kayaking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing-and occasionally hiking in the Grand Canyon. He enjoys watching the seasons change from his office overlooking the Mississippi River in Saint

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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 832
Erscheinungsdatum 18.11.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4129-7212-3
Verlag Sage Publications
Maße (L/B/H) 28.2/21.7/4 cm
Gewicht 2496 g
Auflage 4 Revised edition
Verkaufsrang 39336

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  • Part 1. Framing Qualitative Inquiry: Theory Informs Practice, Practice Informs Theory
    Chapter 1. The Nature, Niche, and Value of Qualitative Inquiry
    Module 1. How qualitative inquiry contributes to our understanding of the world
    Module 2. What makes qualitative data qualitative
    Module 3. Making methods decisions
    Module 4. The fruit of qualitative methods: Chapter summary and conclusion
    Chapter 2. Strategic Themes in Qualitative Inquiry
    Module 5. Strategic design principles for qualitative inquiry
    Module 6. Strategic principles guiding data collection and fieldwork
    Module 7. Strategic principles for qualitative analysis and reporting findings
    Module 8: Integrating the 12 strategic qualitative principles in practice
    Chapter 3. Variety of Qualitative Inquiry Frameworks: Paradigmatic, Philosophical, and Theoretical Orientations
    Module 9. Understanding the Paradigms Debate: Quants versus Quals
    Module 10. Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry Frameworks
    Module 11. Ethnography and Autoethnography
    Module 12. Positivism, Postpositivism, Empiricism and Foundationalist Epistemologies
    Module 13. Grounded Theory and Realism
    Module 14 Phenomenology and Heuristic Inquiry
    Module 15 Social Constructionism, Constructivism, Postmodernism, and Narrative Inquiry
    Module 16. Ethnomethodology, Semiotics, and Symbolic Interaction, Hermeneutics and Ecological Psychology
    Module 17 Systems Theory and Complexity Theory
    Module 18. Pragmatism, Generic Qualitative Inquiry, and Utilization-Focused Evaluation
    Module 19 Patterns and themes across inquiry frameworks: Chapter summary and conclusions
    Chapter 4. Practical and Actionable Qualitative Applications
    Module 20. Practical purposes, concrete questions, and actionable answers: Illuminating and enhancing quality
    Module 21. Program evaluation applications: Focus on outcomes
    Module 22 Specialized qualitative evaluation applications
    Module 23 Evaluating program models and theories of change, and evaluation models especially aligned with qualitative methods
    Module 24 Interactive and participatory qualitative applications
    Module 25 Democratic evaluation, indigenous research and evaluation, capacity building, and cultural competence
    Module 26 Special methodological applications
    Module 27 A vision of the utility of qualitative methods: Chapter summary and conclusion
    Part 2. Qualitative Designs and Data Collection
    Chapter 5. Designing Qualitative Studies
    Module 28 Design thinking: Questions derive from purpose, design answers questions
    Module 29 Date Collection Decisions
    Module 30 Purposeful sampling and case selection: Overview of strategies and options
    Module 31 Single-significant-case sampling as a design strategy
    Module 32 Comparison-focused sampling options
    Module 33 Group characteristics sampling strategies and options
    Module 34 Concept and theoretical sampling strategies and options
    Module 35. Instrumental-use multiple-case sampling
    Module 36 Sequential and emergence-driven sampling strategies and options
    Module 37 Analytically focused sampling
    Module 38 Mixed, stratified, and nested purposeful sampling strategies
    Module 39 Information-rich cases
    Module 40 Sample size for qualitative designs
    Module 41 Mixed methods designs
    Module 42 Qualitative design chapter summary and conclusion: Methods choices and decisions
    Chapter 6. Fieldwork Strategies and Observation Methods
    Module 43 The Power of direct observation
    Module 44. Variations in observational methods
    Module 45. Variations in duration of observations and site visits: From rapid reconnaissance to longitudinal studies over years
    Module 46. Variations in observational focus and summary of dimensions along which fieldwork varies
    Module 47. What to observe: Sensitizing concepts
    Module 48. Integrating what to observe with how to observe
    Module 49. Unobtrusive observations and indicators, and documents and archival fieldwork
    Module 50. Observing oneself: Reflexivity and Creativity, and Review of Fieldwork Dimensions
    Module 51. Doing Fieldwork: The Data Gathering Process
    Module 52. Stages of fieldwork: Entry into the field
    Module 53. Routinization of fieldwork: The dynamics of the second stage
    Module 54. Bringing fieldwork to a close
    Module 55. The observer and what is observed: Unity, separation, and reactivity
    Module 56. Chapter summary and conclusion: Guidelines for fieldwork
    Chapter 7. Qualitative Interviewing
    Module 57 The Interview Society: Diversity of applications
    Module 58 Distinguishing interview approaches and types of interviews
    Module 59 Question options and skilled question formulation
    Module 60 Rapport, neutrality, and the interview relationship
    Module 61 Interviewing groups and cross-cultural interviewing
    Module 62. Creative modes of qualitative inquiry
    Module 63. Ethical issues and challenges in qualitative interviewing
    Module 64. Personal reflections on interviewing, and chapter summary and conclusion
    Part 3. Analysis, Interpretation, and Reporting
    Chapter 8. Qualitative Analysis and Interpretation
    Module 65. Setting the Context for Qualitative Analysis: Challenge, Purpose, and Focus
    Module 66. Thick description and case studies: The bedrock of qualitative analysis
    Module 67. Qualitative Analysis Approaches: Identifying Patterns and Themes
    Module 68. The intellectual and operational work of analysis
    Module 69. Logical and matrix analyses, and synthesizing qualitative studies
    Module 70. Interpreting findings, determining substantive significance, phenomenological essence, and hermeneutic interpretation
    Module 71. Causal explanation thorough qualitative analysis
    Module 72. New analysis directions: Contribution analysis, participatory analysis, and qualitative counterfactuals
    Module 73. Writing up and reporting findings, including using visuals
    Module 74. Special analysis and reporting issues: Mixed methods, focused communications, and principles-focused report exemplar.
    Module 75 Chapter summary and conclusion, plus case study exhibits
    Chapter 9. Enhancing the Quality and Credibility of Qualitative Studies
    Module 76. Analytical processes for enhancing credibility: systematically engaging and questioning the data
    Module 77. Four triangulation processes for enhancing credibility
    Module 78. Alternative and competing criteria for judging the quality of qualitative inquiries: Part 1, universal criteria, and traditional scientific research versus constructivist criteria
    Module 79. Alternative and competing criteria, Part 2: artistic, participatory, critical change, systems, pragmatic, and mixed criteria
    Module 80 Credibility of the inquirer
    Module 81 Generalizations, Extrapolations, Transferability, Principles, and Lessons learned
    Module 82 Enhancing the credibility and utility of qualitative inquiry by addressing philosophy of science issues