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Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology

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© 1999 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The field of psychology has been characterized by an interesting schism in the area of research methods. The promotion of the scientific method and the emphasis on experimental methodology helped give psychology an identity as a hard science and legitimacy as a discipline. Yet from the beginning, observations of behavior formed the very basis of the field of psychology. Psychologists such as Freud and Piaget used observational qualitative methods to form their theories –which continue to be major cornerstones of contemporary psychology. Editors Mary Kopala and Lisa A. Suzuki have collected a series of essays that help to consider the philosophical foundations for conducting qualitative research in psychological settings, as well as illustrating the application of those methods. Broad-based and inclusive, Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology examines such topics as multicultural issues, supervision, program evaluation, teaching qualitative research, ethics, and therapeutic settings. Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology will be a crucial addition to the libraries of teachers and researchers interested in psychological research methods writ large, and especially to those interested in qualitative research methods.
 
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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