Doing Q Methodological Research

Theory, Method & Interpretation
Author: Simon Watts,Paul Stenner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446258742
Category: Reference
Page: 248
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This book is a simple yet thorough introduction to Q methodology, a research technique designed to capture the subjective or first-person viewpoints of its participants. Watts and Stenner outline the key theoretical concepts developed by William Stephenson, the founder of Q methodology, including subjectivity, concourse theory and abduction. They then turn to the practicalities of delivering high quality Q methodological research. Using worked examples throughout, the reader is guided through: • important design issues • the conduct of fieldwork • all the analytic processes of Q methodology, including factor extraction, factor rotation and factor interpretation. Drawing on helpful conceptual introductions to potentially difficult statistical concepts and a step-by-step guide to running Q methodological analyses using dedicated software, this book enables interested readers to design, manage, analyse, interpret and publish their own Q methodological research.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology


Author: Carla Willig,Wendy Stainton Rogers
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526422867
Category: Psychology
Page: 664
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One of our bestselling handbooks, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology, is back for a second edition, with updated chapters and three new chapters introduced on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation and Netnography.

Practical Research Methods in Education

An Early Researcher's Critical Guide
Author: Mike Lambert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351188380
Category: Education
Page: 154
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Practical Research Methods in Education is a hands-on guide which critically explores and scrutinizes research methods used in educational enquiry. Drawing on the research, practical experience and reflections of active researchers, each chapter offers explanations, examples, tasks for students to undertake and suggestions for further reading, all of which are designed to strengthen understanding of practical methods of data collection in educational and social-science research. This insightful book offers: Detailed illustration of a range of data-collection methods and approaches used in educational research Chapters written by active researchers, experienced in addressing challenges of carrying out practical research in education Examples, study tasks and suggestions for further reading in each chapter An exploration of critical reflection and decision-making in relation to research methodology in education Close attention to research ethics Exploring practical methods of data-collection for educational and social-science research, Practical Research Methods in Education is a unique and valuable resource for any students interested and engaged in the planning and completion of their own investigations.

Genetic Counseling Research: A Practical Guide


Author: Ian MacFarlane,Patricia McCarthy Veach,Bonnie LeRoy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199359113
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Genetic Counseling Research: A Practical Guide is the first text devoted to research methodology in genetic counseling. This text offers step-by-step guidance for conducting research, from the development of a question to the publication of findings. Genetic counseling examples, user-friendly worksheets, and practical tips guide readers through the research and publication processes. With a highly accessible, pedagogical approach, this book will help promote quality research by genetic counselors and research supervisors--and in turn, increase the knowledge base for genetic counseling practice, other aspects of genetic counseling service delivery, and professional education. It will be an invaluable resource to the next generation of genetic counseling and its surrounding disciplines.

Building a New Generation of Culturally Responsive Evaluators Through AEA's Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program

New Directions for Evaluation, Number 143
Author: Prisca M. Collins,Rodney Hopson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118974093
Category: Education
Page: 136
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This issue coincides with the 10th anniversary of the AmericanEvaluation Association’s (AEA’s) Graduate EducationDiversity Internship (GEDI) program. It emphasize core decisionsand developments of the GEDI program and feature key participantswho have participated in and contributed to the development andimplementation of the program. Together, the chapters focuson: Factors that contributed to the design and organization of theprogram Critical components and aspects of the program that guide itsimplementation, characterized by the leadership training,mentorship and professional socialization, and the practicalproject placements Lessons learned, which reveal the opportunities and challengesof expanding pipelines and pathways of diversity and social justicethrough professional associations. This is the 143rd issue in the New Directions for Evaluationseries from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of theAmerican Evaluation Association.

Language Planning and Student Experiences

Intention, Rhetoric and Implementation
Author: Prof. Joseph Lo Bianco,Renata Aliani
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783090065
Category: Education
Page: 192
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This book is a timely comparison of the divergent worlds of policy implementation and policy ambition, the messy, often contradictory here-and-now reality of languages in schools and the sharp-edged, shiny, future-oriented representation of languages in policy. Two deep rooted tendencies in Australian political and social life, multiculturalism and Asian regionalism, are represented as key phases in the country’s experimentation with language education planning. Presenting data from a five year ethnographic study combined with a 40 year span of policy analysis, this volume is a rare book length treatment of the chasm between imagined policy and its experienced delivery, and will provide insights that policymakers around the world can draw on.

Psychology without Foundations

History, Philosophy and Psychosocial Theory
Author: Steve D Brown,Paul Stenner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473903637
Category: Psychology
Page: 248
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here For many years, for many people social psychology has been deemed a discipline in crisis. This new book proposes a way out of the crisis by letting go of the idea that psychology needs new foundations or a new identity, whether biological, discursive or cognitive. The psychological is not narrowly confined to any one aspect of human experience; it is quite literally everywhere. The book proposes a strong process-oriented approach to the psychological, which studies events or occasions. Aspects of experience such as communication or embodiment are treated as thoroughly mediated - the product of multiple intersecting relationships between the biological, the psychic and the social. The outcome is an image of a mobile, reflexively founded discipline which follows the psychological wherever it takes us, from the depths of embodiment to the complexities of modern global politics.

Grounded theory

Grundlagen qualitativer Sozialforschung
Author: Anselm L. Strauss,Juliet M. Corbin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783621272650
Category: Grounded theory
Page: 227
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Studierende und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen, die am Entwickeln einer Theorie interessiert sind, stellen sich nach der Datenerhebung oft die Frage: Wie komme ich zu einer Theorie, die sich auf die empirische Realität gründet? Die Autoren beantworten diese und andere Fragen, die sich bei der qualitativen Interpretation von Daten ergeben. Auf klare und einfache Art geschrieben vermittelt das Buch Schritt für Schritt die grundlegenden Kenntnisse und Verfahrensweisen der "grounded theory" (datenbasierte Theorie), so daß es besonders für Personen interessant ist, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Theorienbildung anhand qualitativer Datenanalyse beschäftigen. Das Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile. Teil I bietet einen Überblick über die Denkweise, die der "grounded theory" zugrunde liegt. Teil II stellt die speziellen Techniken und Verfahrensweisen genau dar, wie z.B. verschiedene Kodierungsarten. In Teil III werden zusätzliche Verfahrensweisen erklärt und Evaluationskriterien genannt.

Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare E-Book


Author: Volker Scheid,Hugh MacPherson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702048364
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Traditional East Asian healthcare systems have moved rapidly from the fringes of healthcare systems in the West towards the centre over the past 50 years. This change of status for traditional medicines presents their practitioners with both opportunities and challenges as the focus shifts from one of opposition towards one of integration into biomedically dominated healthcare systems. Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare examines the opportunities and challenges of integrating East Asian medicine into Western healthcare systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Volker Scheid and Hugh MacPherson bring together contributions from acknowledged experts from a number of different disciplines - including clinical researchers, Chinese Medicine practitioners, historians, medical anthropologists, experts in the social studies of science, technology and medicine - to examine and debate the impact of the evidence-based medicine movement on the ongoing modernization of East Asian medicines. The book considers the following questions: •What are the values, goals and ethics implicit within traditional East Asian medical practices? • What claims to effectiveness and safety are made by East Asian medical practices? •What is at stake in subjecting these medical practices to biomedical models of evaluation? • What constitutes best practice? How is it to be defined and measured? • What are the ideologies and politics behind the process of integration of East Asian medical practices into modern health care systems? • What can we learn from a variety of models of integration into contemporary healthcare?

Q Methodology


Author: Bruce McKeown,Dan B. Thomas
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148332284X
Category: Psychology
Page: 120
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Direct, well-organized, and easy to follow, Q Methodology, Second Edition, by Bruce McKeown and Dan B. Thomas, reviews the philosophical foundations of subjective communicability (concourse theory), operant subjectivity, and quantum-theoretical aspects of Q as relevant to the social and behavioral sciences. The authors discuss data-gathering techniques (communication concourses, Q samples, and Q sorting), statistical techniques (correlation and factor analysis and the important calculation of factor scores), and strategies for conducting small person-sample research along Q methodological lines.

Negotiating the Transport System

User Contexts, Experiences and Needs
Author: Fiona Rajé
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Transportation
Page: 234
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By combining focus groups and interviews with innovative research techniques, this book provides insights into the daily experiences of those using the British transport system. It examines the complexities of travel among different social groups and makes a compelling case that transport-related social exclusion has been neglected by policy makers and puts forward suggestions for best case practice for the future.

Grounded theory

Strategien qualitativer Forschung
Author: Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss,Axel T. Paul
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783456849065
Category:
Page: 278
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Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods


Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761923633
Category: Social Science
Page: 1305
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"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

Finite-Elemente-Methoden


Author: Klaus-Jürgen Bathe
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 9783540668060
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1253
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Dieses Lehr- und Handbuch behandelt sowohl die elementaren Konzepte als auch die fortgeschrittenen und zukunftsweisenden linearen und nichtlinearen FE-Methoden in Statik, Dynamik, Festkörper- und Fluidmechanik. Es wird sowohl der physikalische als auch der mathematische Hintergrund der Prozeduren ausführlich und verständlich beschrieben. Das Werk enthält eine Vielzahl von ausgearbeiteten Beispielen, Rechnerübungen und Programmlisten. Als Übersetzung eines erfolgreichen amerikanischen Lehrbuchs hat es sich in zwei Auflagen auch bei den deutschsprachigen Ingenieuren etabliert. Die umfangreichen Änderungen gegenüber der Vorauflage innerhalb aller Kapitel - vor allem aber der fortgeschrittenen - spiegeln die rasche Entwicklung innerhalb des letzten Jahrzehnts auf diesem Gebiet wieder.

Qualitative Bildungsforschung

Ein integrativer Ansatz
Author: David Kergel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658185872
Category: Education
Page: 296
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Die Einführung vermittelt das Basiswissen zu grundlegenden methodischen Zugängen der qualitativen Bildungsforschung. Dabei wird mit dem `integrativen Ansatz ́ ein Forschungsvorgehen vorgestellt, das bildungstheoretische Reflexionen mit Methoden qualitativer Sozialforschung verbindet. Systematisch werden verschiedene methodische Ansätze qualitativer Sozialforschung in einer klar strukturierten Übersicht in Begriffen, Definitionen und Anwendungen vorgestellt. Anhand von konkreten Beispielen aus der Forschungspraxis wird exemplarisch dargestellt, wie die einzelnen methodischen Ansätze in der qualitativen Bildungsforschung eingesetzt werden können. Auf diese Weise bietet der vorliegende Band eine leicht zugängliche und zugleich anwendungsorientierte Einführung in Methoden qualitativer Bildungsforschung.

Encyclopedia of Research Design


Author: Neil J. Salkind
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412961270
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1776
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"Comprising more than 500 entries, the Encyclopedia of Research Design explains how to make decisions about research design, undertake research projects in an ethical manner, interpret and draw valid inferences from data, and evaluate experiment design strategies and results. Two additional features carry this encyclopedia far above other works in the field: bibliographic entries devoted to significant articles in the history of research design and reviews of contemporary tools, such as software and statistical procedures, used to analyze results. It covers the spectrum of research design strategies, from material presented in introductory classes to topics necessary in graduate research; it addresses cross- and multidisciplinary research needs, with many examples drawn from the social and behavioral sciences, neurosciences, and biomedical and life sciences; it provides summaries of advantages and disadvantages of often-used strategies; and it uses hundreds of sample tables, figures, and equations based on real-life cases."--Publisher's description.

Advanced Research Methods in Psychology


Author: David Giles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113469489X
Category: Psychology
Page: 356
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How do you perform a MANOVA? What is grounded theory? How do you draw up a repertory grid? These, and many other questions are addressed in this wide-ranging handbook of methods and analytic techniques which uniquely covers both quantitative and qualitative methods. Based on a broad survey of undergraduate curricula, the book takes curious readers through all of the methods that are taught on psychology courses worldwide, from advanced ANOVA statistics through regression models to test construction, qualitative research and other more unusual techniques such as Q methodology, meta-analysis and log-linear analysis. Each technique is illustrated by recent examples from the literature. There are also chapters on ethics, significance testing, and writing for publication and research proposals. Advanced Research Methods in Psychology will provide an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers who need a readable, contemporary and eclectic reference of advanced methods currently in use in psychological research.

Qualitative Interviews


Author: Sabina Misoch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110354616
Category: Social Science
Page: 301
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Dieser Band bietet eine Einführung in die Theorie und forschungspraktische Durchführung qualitativer Interviews. Hierfür werden Ziele, zentrale Prinzipien und die wichtigsten Methoden zur Erhebung verbaler Daten dargestellt. Des Weiteren werden die Gütekriterien qualitativer Forschung beleuchtet, Samplingstrategien erörtert, die in der Praxis auftretenden Probleme diskutiert und die besondere Rolle des Interviewenden bei qualitativen Interviews aufgezeigt. Kernstück des Bandes ist die umfassende Darstellung von insgesamt 16 verschiedenen Methoden zur Durchführung qualitativer Interviews, wobei sowohl narrative, semi-strukturierte Leitfadeninterviews als auch gruppenorientierte Verfahren zur Erhebung qualitativer verbaler Daten berücksichtigt werden. Diese Verfahren werden jeweils übersichtlich und nachvollziehbar erörtert und anhand von Schaubildern visualisiert. Abschließend wird jede Methode und deren forschungspraktische Umsetzung kritisch gewürdigt. In einem Resümee werden die jeweiligen Vor- und Nachteile aller 16 dargestellten Verfahrensweisen verdeutlicht. Das Buch versteht sich als Leitfaden zur forschungspraktischen Umsetzung der dargestellten Methoden, aber auch als Beitrag zu den theoretischen Grundlagen qualitativer Interviews.

Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Analysis

Phenomenological Psychology, Grounded Theory, Discourse Analysis, Narrative Research, and Intuitive
Author: Frederick J. Wertz,Kathy Charmaz,Linda M. McMullen,Ruthellen Josselson,Rosemarie Anderson,Emalinda McSpadden
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 160918744X
Category: Psychology
Page: 434
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This unique text provides a broad introduction to qualitative analysis together with concrete demonstrations and comparisons of five major approaches. Leading scholars apply their respective analytic lenses to a narrative account and interview featuring "Teresa," a young opera singer who experienced a career-changing illness. The resulting analyses vividly exemplify what each approach looks like in action. The researchers then probe the similarities and differences among their approaches; their distinctive purposes and strengths; the role, style, and subjectivity of the individual researcher; and the scientific and ethical complexities of conducting qualitative research. Also included are the research participant's responses to each analysis of her experience. A narrative account from another research participant, "Gail," can be used by readers to practice the kinds of analysis explored in the book.