Qualitative Inquiry in Clinical and Educational Settings

Qualitative Inquiry in Clinical and Educational Settings

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This highly readable text demystifies the qualitative research processa€”and helps readers conceptualize their own studiesa€”by organizing the different research paradigms and traditions into coherent clusters. Real-world examples and firsthand perspectives illustrate the research process; instructive exercises and activities build on each other so readers can develop their own proposals or reports as they work through the book. Provided are strategies for selecting a research topic, entering and exiting sites, and navigating the complexities of ethical issues and the researcher's role. Readers learn how to use a range of data collection methodsa€”including observational strategies, interviewing, focus groups, e-mail and chat rooms, and arts-based mediaa€”and to manage, analyze, and report the resulting data. Useful pedagogical features include: *In-class and field activities to apply qualitative concepts. *Discussion questions, proposal development exercises, and reflexive journal activities. *Exemplary qualitative studies and two sample proposals. *Cautionary notes, or qWild Cards, q about possible research pitfalls. *Tables that summarize concepts and present helpful tips.The history of research ethics reflects quite a bumpy road to the development and application of ethical codes and ... Table 3.1 outlines some of the major examples of ethical malpractice across disciplines. ... 1947, the Nuremberg Code was an initial effort to put forth guidelines for social, medical, and behavioral research, anbsp;...

Title:Qualitative Inquiry in Clinical and Educational Settings
Author:Danica G. Hays, Anneliese A. Singh
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2011-07


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