Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods: Integrating Theory and Practice

Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods: Integrating Theory and Practice

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Drawing on more than 40 years of experience conducting applied social science research and program evaluation, author Michael Quinn Patton has crafted the most comprehensive and systematic book on qualitative research and evaluation methods, inquiry frameworks, and analysis options available today. Now offering more balance between applied research and evaluation, this Fourth Edition of Qualitative Research a Evaluation Methods illuminates all aspects of qualitative inquiry through new examples, stories, and cartoons; more than a hundred new summarizing and synthesizing exhibits; and a wide range of new highlight sections/sidebars that 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 qrumination, q written in a voice and style more emphatic and engaging than traditional textbook style, about a core issue of persistent debate and controversy.Learning in focus groups: An analytical dimensionfor enhancingfocus group research. ... Construct validityand reliability of a performance assessment rubric to measure student understanding andproblem solvingincollege physics: Implicationsanbsp;...

Title:Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods: Integrating Theory and Practice
Author:Michael Quinn Patton
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2014-10-29


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