Quantitative Research for the Qualitative Researcher

Author: Laura M. O'Dwyer
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483320669
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Quantitative Research for the Qualitative Researcher is a concise, supplemental text that provides qualitatively oriented students and researchers with the requisite skills for conducting quantitative research. Throughout the book, authors Laura M. O’Dwyer and James A. Bernauer provide ample support and guidance to prepare readers both cognitively and attitudinally to conduct high quality research in the quantitative tradition. Highlighting the complementary nature of quantitative and qualitative research, they effectively explain the fundamental structure and purposes of design, measurement, and statistics within the framework of a research report, (including a dissertation). The text encourages the reader to see quantitative methodology for what it is?a process for systematically discovering new knowledge that can help describe, explain, and predict the world around us.

Using Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research

Author: Thomas W. Lee
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761908074
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Offering a broad description of qualitative research, this book facilitates the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods in organizational research. It examines the methods and tactics for both generating and testing management theories, including guidelines for deciding whether to use qualitative methods and overviews of four specific research designs. It describes how qualitative data is collected and analyzed and when and how to quantitatively analyze qualitative data. The author articulates the critical roles for reliability and validity and in the final chapter offers conclusions and recommendations for writing articles that report qualitative studies.

Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Research

Author: George R. Taylor
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761832409
Format: PDF
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This book provides a clear, practical introduction to qualitative and quantitative statistical research. Drawing from his experience conducting statistics seminars, editor George Taylor presents a streamlined overview of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Each chapter includes work sessions and sample problems making this book an indispensable resource for graduate students.

Capturing Identity

Author: Meike Watzlawik
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761837343
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Scientists from six countries, well known for their work in the field of identity research, explain and comment on methodological approaches used to research identity. This book concentrates on qualitative methods, such as narrative identity analysis or semi-structured interviewing techniques to determine identity status, as well as the quantitative method of using questionnaires. It also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of these methods and their future integration. The reader will learn about qualitative and quantitative research and discover the similarities and differences between the methods of researching identity, depending on research with methodological roots in one field, the other, or both. Chapters include: .James E. Marcia presents his latest thoughts and experiences regarding the identity status concept and focuses on the Identity Status Interview (ISI) as a method to obtain empirical access to ego identity development. .Guenter Mey presents a case study from his project "Adolescence, Identity, Narration" based on problem-centered interviews and the specific interviewing, transcription, and data analysis procedures utilized. .Mechthild Kiegelmann introduces the Voice Approach, a qualitative-oriented research method developed by Carol Gilligan, Lyn Brown, and their colleagues, which can be applied to identity research. .Luc Goossens and Koen Luyckx present their results, which are mostly based on questionnaires offering a broad range of data analyses. .Wim Meeus, the author of the Utrecht-Groningen Identity Development Scale, and Minet de Wied offer an overview of twenty-five years of research on relationships with parents and identity in adolescence."

Research Methods for Political Science

Author: David E McNabb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317460979
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Thoroughly updated, more concise than the previous edition, and available for the first time in paperback, "Research Methods for Political Science" is designed to help students learn what to research, why to research, and how to research. The text integrates both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research in one volume, and includes the most comprehensive coverage of qualitative methods currently available. It covers such important topics as research design, specifying research problems, designing questionnaries and writing questions, designing and carrying out qualitative research, and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative research data. Heavily illustrated, classroom tested, and exceptionally readable and engaging, the text also provides specific instructions on the use of available statistical software programs such as Excel and SPSS.

Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Author: Andreas Ernst
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638188981
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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: 2 (B), University of St. Gallen (Research Methods), 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: As well in theory as both in the practicable reality the question arises repeatedly about the more convenient research method – the so-called method conflict between quantitative and qualitative research (Iberer 1). To go into this discussion and finally draw a conclusion I first define and compare both research methods and as a next step question its purposes. To get a better understanding for both research methods I limit my considerations to a clear distinction and do not go into the question of combining the two. “Quantitative research methods were originally developed in natural sciences to study natural phenomena” (Myers, Overview of qualitative research). It’s aim is to capture relevant facts [...] and explain them causally with empirical – analytical methods (Iberer 1). “Qualitative research methods [on the other hand] were developed in the social sciences to enable researchers to study social and cultural phenomena” (Myers, Overview of qualitative research). This method tries to clarify the basic issue of how subjects interpret and see the world, why and how they act and in which form changes take place (Iberer 1). After this rough overview I cope with the issue in more detail by opposing one research method to the other.

Qualitative Methods in Public Health

Author: Priscilla R. Ulin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429478
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Qualitative Methods in Public Health is a comprehensive resource that presents practical strategies and methods for using qualitative research and includes the basic logic and rationale for making qualitative research decisions. This important book outlines the complexities, advantages, and limitations of qualitative methods and offers information and step-by-step procedures for every phase of research3⁄4from theory to study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, writing, and dissemination. Written for faculty, students, and practitioners in public health research, promotion, and education Qualitative Methods in Public Health will help those with prior research experience expand their repertoire to include qualitative methods. The book also contains up-to-date illustrations from a wealth of topics such as reproductive choice, sexual risk and protection, gender relations, and other areas critical to understanding population, health, and disease. Qualitative Methods in Public Health includes Examples of mixed qualitative-quantitative research design Guidelines for discussions, sample budgets, and caveats for planning and implementing focus groups Sample agenda for training interviewers A summary of needed critical appraisal skills Tips on where to publish the results Sample brochure to share qualitative study findings with participating communities A comprehensive index

Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Development Projects

Author: Michael Bamberger
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821344316
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A report based on a workshop held in 1998 at which outside research specialists and World Bank staff discussed the importance of integrating quantitative and qualitative research methods and reviewed experiences in the use of mixed method approaches in Bank research and project design.