Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research

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SAGE, Jun 20, 2008 - Social Science - 281 pages
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The Second Edition of Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research provides accessible how-to instruction for social work and other practice-based researchers interested in carrying out rigorous and relevant qualitative research.

This comprehensive, expanded version offers a sophisticated introduction to qualitative methods based upon six major approaches: ethnography, grounded theory, case study, narrative, phenomenological, and participatory action research.

Similar to the earlier edition, this Second Edition is a highly readable introduction to qualitative research that combines attention to methodological rigor with pragmatic concerns for real-world relevance.

New to the Second Edition:

" offers guidelines for writing a qualitative methods proposal

" emphasizes community-based and cross-cultural research

" presents case illustrations of exemplary qualitative studies, with several drawn from the author's qualitative study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health

" provides an expanded discussion of the paradigm debates in qualitative inquiry

" gives detailed instructions on coding and thematic development.

  

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Dear Author, this is an excellent book that speaks about the mixed-method very "to the point". I will use this book as a reference in my doctoral dissertation with a tribe in Arizona. Thanks to the publisher for printing this invaluable text. As a graduate student I can't afford to have it as my own, but definitely I will talk about it with my co-students, friends and professors here at the University of Arizona in Anthropology Dept. and College of Public Health.
My rating for this book is 4.5 out 5, because I was not able to get some of the pages in the google scholar!
Thank you. Sincerely, Zeenat
 

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About the author (2008)

Deborah K. Padgett is a professor at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and is currently Director of the Masters in Global Public Health program at NYU. She received her doctorate in anthropology and completed post-doctoral training programs in public health and psychiatric epidemiology at Columbia University and Duke University. Dr. Padgett has published extensively on the health/mental health needs and service use of underserved ethnic groups, women, and the homeless. She is author of Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research, Second Edition (2008), co-author of Program Evaluation, Fifth Edition (2009), and editor of Handbook of Ethnicity, Aging and Mental Health (1995). She has previously served as President of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2011.

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