Qualitative Research Methods for Psychologists
Introduction through Empirical StudiesEdited by
- Constance Fischer
Scientific researchers, academics, and research professionals in applied settings in the social sciences.
Hardbound, 512 Pages
Published: November 2005
Imprint: Academic Press
"...a rich, multi-layered book...I would particularly recommend this book as a teaching tool to use on post-graduate courses exploring qualitative methodology and psychotherapy." --Linda Finlay for QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY, Volume 3, Number 4, 2006 "Fischer (Duquesne University) brings together experienced researchers to introduce students to the methods of qualitative research. In her introduction, she defines qualitative research, discusses how it compares with quantitative research, and looks at the types of questions such research attempts to answer. She also provides information on practical issues, from picking topics to publishing. Students will particularly appreciate the annotated sources at the end of the introduction, the chapter of frequently asked questions, and the helpful glossary. The 13 chapters include case demonstrations of different approaches to studying clinical practices, affective and cognitive processes, and life situations. Each chapter includes methodology and rationale, biographical information on the author(s), and an introduction explaining the focus of the chapter and how the content fits within the broader text. Throughout readers will observe the reflective processes involved in conducting qualitative research. This will be a valuable source on methods used to conduct phenomenological research. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals." --C. J. Speaker, Elmira College for CHOICE, July 2006