Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology

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SAGE Publications, Apr 20, 1999 - Medical - 237 pages
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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.

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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 college students at Temple University’s career counseling center, with college and high school students at Drexel University in Special Programs and Upward Bound, with international college students at Penn State, and as a counselor in Penn State’s freshmen orientation program. She coauthored and coedited professional articles, chapters, and books, and she presented at numerous state, regional, and national conferences. She also served in various administrative capacities, most recently as Executive Officer in Educational Psychology at the Graduate Center. Since retiring, she has continued to contribute to the profession as a reviewer of articles, book proposals, and health psychology student papers.

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.

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