Qualitative Strategies for Ethnocultural Research
Donna K. Nagata, Laura Kohn-Wood, Lisa A. Suzuki
American Psychological Association, 2012 - Psychology - 278 pages
Culture has become one of the most important constructs in contemporary psychology, yet when behavioral and social scientists attempt to research ethnocultural communities, they typically rely on wholly quantitative methods, excluding the richness and vitality that numbers alone cannot convey. This volume presents the state-of-the-art discourse on qualitative methods in psychology and community studies. Geared toward multiple audiences, Qualitative Strategies for Ethnocultural Research provides crucial background on the methodological concepts of qualitative approaches to appeal to undergraduate and graduate students being trained in qualitative methods. Yet it includes a wide range of detailed case examples on innovative qualitative approaches to attract researchers in the behavioral and social sciences. Anyone involved in community-level ethnographic research or psychological intervention programs will benefit from this significant and timely work. The chapters in Part I of this edited volume span an array of methodological issues in qualitative research, with particular attention to studies and interventions in ethnocultural communities that have been marginalized. Part II includes chapters that address specific qualitative research applications. Authors from the United States and abroad provide examples of research dilemmas and recommendations for this and the next generation of qualitative researchers.
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