|aRevised edition of the author's Qualitative evaluation methods.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 744-771) and indexes.
|aThe nature, niche, value, and fruit of qualitative inquiry -- Strategic themes in qualitative inquiry -- Variety of qualitative inquiry frameworks : paradigmatic, philosophical, and theoretical orientations -- Practical and actionable qualitative applications -- Designing qualitative studies -- Fieldwork strategies and observation methods -- Qualitative interviewing -- Qualitative analysis and interpretation -- Enhancing the quality and credibility of qualitative studies.
內容簡介top Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods 簡介 Drawing on more than 40 years of experience conducting applied social science research and program evaluation, author Michael Quinn Patton has crafted the most comprehensive and systematic book on qualitative research and evaluation methods, inquiry frameworks, and analysis options available today. Now offering more balance between applied research and evaluation, this Fourth Edition illuminates all aspects of qualitative inquiry through new examples, stories, and cartoons; more than a hundred new summarizing and synthesizing exhibits; and a wide range of new highlight sections/sidebars that elaborate on important and emergent issues. For the first time, full case studies are included to illustrate extended research and evaluation examples. In addition, each chapter features an extended "rumination," written in a voice and style more emphatic and engaging than traditional textbook style, about a core issue of persistent debate and controversy.