The Resource Qualitative methods for practice research, Jeffrey Longhofer, Jerry Floersch, Janet Hoy

Qualitative methods for practice research, Jeffrey Longhofer, Jerry Floersch, Janet Hoy

Label
Qualitative methods for practice research
Title
Qualitative methods for practice research
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Longhofer, Jerry Floersch, Janet Hoy
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Qualitative methods have become increasingly popular among researchers, and while many comprehensive textbooks describe the standard techniques and philosophical assumptions, it is often assumed that practitioners are consumers of research and not producers. This innovative book describes how qualitative methods can be used to investigate the in-vivo use of theory in social work practice. It offers not just a comprehensive overview of methods, but a concise, accessible guide focused on how to study and explicate application of theory, and the creative tension that inevitably exists between theory and practice. Theory-to-practice gaps are indispensable conditions for conducting engaged scholarship, which in turn promotes collaboration between researchers and practitioners in addressing practice-related problems in real-world settings. Engaged scholarship and critical realist assumptions are applied to three case studies that combine research questions with data collection techniques and analytic strategies. Thematic, grounded theory, and narrative research techniques are all illustrated, including original quick-start instructions for using ATLAS.ti software. Institutional ethnography is also presented as a method that is particularly useful for social work practice settings. By generating knowledge of practice in open and natural systems, qualitative methods can be used to examine how practice is experienced and how interventions may be understood and transformed. This cutting-edge pocket guide will equip practitioner-scholars with the foundation for conducting research that makes a difference
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
001.42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV11
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pocket guides to social work research methods
Label
Qualitative methods for practice research, Jeffrey Longhofer, Jerry Floersch, Janet Hoy
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Engaged scholarship and critical realism -- Quick-start to qualitative research for practice -- Institutional ethnography -- Engaged scholarship: qualitative methods and adapting evidence-based practice -- The role of reflexivity in engaged scholarship
Control code
ocn795318168
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 197 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280685798
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b27877942
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795318168
  • oso0199908680

Library Locations

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