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Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology

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July 2012 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`The text has a good layout and is an excellent introduction to the broad area of qualitative research.' - Psychology Research Journal

`A must read for anyone interested in more fully understanding the conversation on this topic' - Forum for Qualitative Social Research - follow the link below to read the complete review

Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology is a searching examination of the critical issues involved in qualitative research.

The authors analyze the observational methods which historically form the basis of the field of psychology. They go on to address topics such as: validity and reliability, training issues, ethics, and use of qualitative computer programmes. In the second part, issues related to the application of qualitative methods are considered, for example HIV/AIDS, feminist perspectives, vocational, and adolescent development.

 
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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Mary Kopala

Mary Kopala is Professor Emerita at The Graduate Center and Hunter College, City University of New York.  She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1987 and her Master’s of Education in Counselor Education in 1980 also from Penn State.  During her teaching career which spanned nearly 25 years, she taught master’s students in rehabilitation and school counseling, and doctoral students in counseling and school psychology.  She has worked as a clinician in private practice and at Georgia State University counseling center.  Previous to receiving her Ph.D., she worked with... More About Author

Lisa A. Suzuki

Lisa A. Suzuki Is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University.  She is co-editor with Dr. Joseph Ponterotto of the Handbook of Multicultural Assessment: Clinical, Psychological and Educational Applications now in its third edition.  She is also co-editor of Qualitative Strategies for Ethnocultural Research with Drs. Nagata and Kohn-Wood.  Her main research interests have been in the areas of multicultural assessment and qualitative research methods.   More About Author

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