Qualitative evaluation is designed to find the human elements of a given matter, whereas specific qualitative methods take a look at how individuals see and experience the world. Qualitative approaches are typically used to find new phenomena and to grab individuals' concepts, feelings, or interpretations of which suggests and course of. Such methods are central to evaluation carried out in education, nursing, sociology, anthropology, information analysis, and totally different disciplines inside the humanities, social sciences, and properly being sciences. Qualitative evaluation duties are educated by a spread of methodologies and theoretical frameworks.
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods presents current and full information along with ready-to-use strategies, particulars, and examples from the sector of qualitative evaluation in a very accessible sort. In taking an interdisciplinary technique, these two volumes objective a broad viewers and fill a distinct segment inside the current reference literature for a primary info to the core concepts that inform qualitative evaluation practices. The entries cowl every foremost aspect of qualitative methods, along with entry to evaluation people, data coding, evaluation ethics, the place of idea in qualitative evaluation, and moderately extra—all with out overwhelming the educated reader.
Key FeaturesDefines and explains core concepts, describes the strategies involved inside the implementation of qualitative methods, and presents an abstract of qualitative approaches to evaluation Supplies many entries that time to substantive debates amongst qualitative researchers referring to how concepts are labeled and the implications of such labels for a means qualitative evaluation is valuedGuides readers by method of the difficult panorama of the language of qualitative inquiryIncludes contributors from quite a few nations and disciplines that mirror a numerous spectrum of evaluation approaches from additional typical, positivist approaches, by way of postmodern, constructionist onesPresents some entries written in first-particular person voice and others in third-particular person voice to reflect the vary of approaches that define qualitative work
Key ThemesApproaches and MethodologiesArts-Based Research, Ties toComputer SoftwareData AnalysisData CollectionData Varieties and CharacteristicsDisseminationHistory of Qualitative ResearchParticipantsQuantitative Research, Ties toResearch EthicsRigorTextual Analysis, Ties toTheoretical and Philosophical Frameworks
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods is designed to attraction to undergraduate and graduate school college students, practitioners, researchers, consultants, and consumers of information all through the social sciences, humanities, and properly being sciences, making it a welcome addition to any instructional or public library.