Essentials of Dyadic Interviewing

Author: David L Morgan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315429357
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Traditional qualitative interviews typically involve a single subject; interviews of dyads rarely appear outside marketing research and family studies. Experienced qualitative researcher David Morgan’s brief guide to dyadic interviewing provides readers with a road map to expand this technique to many other settings. In dyadic interviews, the interaction and co-constructions of the two subjects provide the data for the researcher. Showing the advantages and disadvantages of interviewing two people at once, the first book on this research topic -covers key issues of pair rapport, ethics, confidentiality, and dealing with sensitive topics;-describes the entire process from selecting the participants to the role of the moderator to analyzing results;-uses examples of grad student experiences, physician behavior, substance abuse, services to elderly, and dementia patients to show its many applications.

Essentials of Qualitative Interviewing

Author: Karin Olson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315429195
Format: PDF, ePub
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Karin Olson’s brief, accessible guide to the principles and practices of qualitative interviewing is a welcome addition for students and novice practitioners in a wide array of fields. Interview is the most common method for gaining information in the social realm, so there are a bewildering array of techniques and strategies for conducting them. Olson outlines the various options—from formal to highly unstructured, individual and group—and shows how and when to use each. She takes the researcher through the interview process, from design to report, and addresses key issues such as researcher standpoint, vulnerable populations, translation, and research ethics. Exercises, examples, and tables offer a convenient set of tools for understanding. This slim guide is a key resource for any research methods course.

Essentials of Publishing Qualitative Research

Author: Mitchell Allen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315429284
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Getting a qualitative article or book published involves more than simply doing the research, writing it up, and sending it off. You also need to know how to navigate the social relations of presenting your work to the journal editor or book publisher—and how to craft your message to them—if you want to be successful. Written by a highly-respected publisher of qualitative research, this brief, practical resource shows you how to identify the right home for your work. It also guides you through the publications process-- from crafting the abstract to writing, production, and marketing--once you’ve found the best publisher. The author -demystifies what publishers and journal editors do, how they make their decisions on qualitative articles, research studies, and methods books;-discusses edited books, how to publish from your dissertation, and when to consider open access and electronic publications; and-includes case studies, appendixes, forms, and resources to help the aspiring academic.

Essentials of Community based Research

Author: Vera Caine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134824556
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Community-based research (CBR) is the most commonly used method for serving community needs and effecting change through authentic, ethical, and meaningful social research. In this brief introduction to CBR, the real-world approach of noted experts Vera Caine and Judy Mill helps novice researchers understand the promise and perils of engaging in this research tradition. This book • outlines the basic steps and issues in the CBR process—from collaboratively designing and conducting the research with community members to building community capacity; • covers how to negotiate complicated questions of researcher control and ethics; • includes a chapter written by community partners, among the examples from numerous projects from around the world.

Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Author: David Morgan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483313662
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Focusing on research designs for projects that collect both qualitative and quantitative data, David L. Morgan’s Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: A Pragmatic Approach discusses strategies for bringing qualitative and quantitative methods together so that their combined strengths accomplish more than is possible with a single method. The approach is broadly interdisciplinary, reflecting the interest in mixed methods research across the social sciences. In contrast to an “anything goes” approach or a naïve hope that “two methods are better than one,” the author argues that projects using mixed methods must pay even more attention to research design than single method approaches. The book’s practical emphasis on mixed methods makes it useful both to active researchers and to students who intend to pursue such a career. Chapter 1 is available for review on the publisher's website, and provides a comprehensive introduction that is appropriate for assessing the overall content of this informative book.

Successful Focus Groups

Author: David Morgan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803948743
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the first book to systematically address the issues, practical wisdom and problems in conducting focus groups. Written by an interdisciplinary group of scholars, this well-integrated collection of articles represents the state-of-the-art in focus group applications. It covers the basic principles of when and how to use focus groups, the applicability of focus group interviews to survey research and other methods, general issues in the use of focus groups, the specific problems of focus groups with different populations or settings and an agenda for future development of the method.

Essential Interviewing A Programmed Approach to Effective Communication

Author: David R. Evans
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305855973
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With an emphasis on the three major stages of interviewing: exploration, clarification, and action, ESSENTIAL INTERVIEWING offers students the same programmed-learning model of interviewing that has successfully trained countless members of the helping professions for nearly 30 years. Based on Ivey's systematic method of interviewer, counselor, and therapist training, as well as Hearn's programmed-learning model, the text makes interview skills clear and specific and exposes students to a variety of client situations and cultures. The authors give students the tools they need to conduct successful interviews with diverse clients in a variety of professional settings, including social work, counseling, nursing, personnel work, and human services. Each chapter highlights an ethical situation students may confront in their future professional lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Focus Group Guidebook

Author: David Morgan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761908180
Format: PDF
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Providing a general introduction to focus group research, Morgan includes the appropriate reasons for using focus groups and what you can expect to accomplish with them. He provides a brief history of focus groups, a discussion of when to use focus groups and why, and several brief case studies illustrating different uses of focus groups. The author covers the timeline and costs associated with focus groups, including a discussion of the ethical issues involved in focus group research. Thoroughly covering all the information to help you start your focus group project, this guidebook is appropriate for anybody beginning a focus group, as well as managers or clients who will be using focus groups.

Beyond the Couch

Author: Bryan G. Miller Ph. D.
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983710110
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Want to increase your income and expand your behavioral health practice without getting another degree? Dr. Bryan Miller was a therapist for nine years before discovering he could have greater freedom (and income) with his profession if he was a consultant, rather than as a traditional therapist. After his unexpected glimpse into the consulting world and the resulting choice to move "beyond the couch," Miller has now written a step-by-step guide aimed specifically at helping behavioral health professionals looking to adapt or expand their careers. Increase your income and expand your behavioral health practice by learning to think like a consultant-all without getting another degree. After reading his indispensable guide, you will know: - How to identify potential clients - How to develop proposals and get them funded - How to conduct and analyze projects - How to utilize the skills you already possess as a trained behavioral health professional - How to use basic research skills to make your work more efficient - How to manage a consulting business - How organizations and businesses think about the people who work for them As a consultant, you'll be able to see fewer clients and, at the same time, make more money, and who doesn't want that? This book is your officialinvitation into the consulting world-can you see yourself beyond the couch?

Dyadic Data Analysis

Author: David A. Kenny
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1572309865
Format: PDF
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The first book on the subject, this unique resource is comprehensive and authoritative. The authors' approach has wide applications for analyzing data related to couples, siblings, friends, coworkers, parent-child, doctor-patient pairs, and more. They compare and contrast different quantitative methods and evaluate their suitability for diverse situations.