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Qualitative Methods for Family Studies and Human Development

Qualitative Methods for Family Studies and Human Development

April 2007 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Providing a systematic outline for carrying out qualitative projects from start to finish, author Kerry Daly uniquely combines epistemology, theory, and methodology into a comprehensive package illustrated specifically with examples from family relations and human development research.
Chapter 1: Qualitative Research and the Art of Learning to See
Learning to See  
The Paradox of Learning to See  
Paradox of Control and our Ability to See  
Lessons From the Art World: Positioning Ourselves to See Fully  
Drawing Informs Research: The Cultivation of Perceptual Skills  
Chapter 2: Epistemological Considerations in Qualitative Research
Epistemology and Paradigms: Implications for Doing Qualitative Research  
Chapter 3: Paths of Inquiry for Qualitative Research
Induction, Deduction and Abduction in Practice: Cycles of Inquiry  
Chapter 4: Ontology of the Human Realm: Theoretical Foundations for Qualitative Inquiry
Ontology and the Nature of Human Reality  
Ontological Assumptions About Human Development  
Ontological Assumptions About Families  
Ontology Shapes Inquiry  
Chapter 5: Methodology: How Theory Shapes Inquiry
Ethnography and the Study of Culture  
Phenomenology: The Study of Conscious Experience  
Grounded Theory Methodology  
Narrative Inquiry: The Study of Story  
Critical Approaches: The Tradition of Feminist Inquiry and the Example of Participatory Action Research  
Chapter 6: Methods of Data Collection and Creation
Focus Groups  
Chapter 7: Research design: Constructing a Research Proposal
What Kind of Chef Are You?  
Level I: Philosophical and Methodological Positioning  
Level II: Developing a Research Proposal  
Overview of the Research Plan: Practical Considerations  
Chapter 8: Positioning the Self: Role Considerations and the Practices of Reflexivity
Dimensions of Reflexive Practice  
Why Do We Do Reflexivity?  
Reflexivity in Family Research  
Reflexivity and Social Positioning  
Balancing Vulnerability and Researcher Presence  
Chapter 9: Analytical Strategies
What is Analysis in Qualitative Research?  
Analysis for What?  
Transcription as Part of Analysis  
Analytic Approaches in Various Methodologies  
The Diamond Approach: A Theory Development Model for Qualitative Data Analysis  
Chapter 10: Integrity Practices: Ethics, Credibility and Politics of Conducting Qualitative Research
Ethical Guidelines  
Informed Consent  
Protecting Participants Through Confidentiality and Anonymity  
Credibility issues  

"Daly has crafted one of the most accessible, comprehensive, and functional texts in research methods that students, scholars, and practitioners concerned with understanding family and development will immensely appreciate."

Carla L. Fisher
The Pennsylvania State University
Journal of Family Communication

I have adopted this book as an eseential text for this course. It gives both a good overview of the different research methods and also raises critical issues about using qualitative methods for family research

Ms Clarissa Sammut Scerri
Psychology , University of Malta
October 6, 2012

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