This book from Michael Quinn Patton analyses and provides clear guidance and advice for using a range of different qualitative methods for evaluation.
The links on this page will take you to the fourth edition of the text, published in 2014.
"This book contains hundreds of examples and stories illuminating all aspects of qualitative inquiry. Patton has created the most comprehensive, systematic review of qualitative methods available.
- Explores, compares and contrasts 16 different theoretical and philosophical approaches to qualitative inquiry
- Offers strategies for enhancing quality and credibility of qualitative findings Unravels the complexities of mixed methods and triangulation
- Explains the issues and approaches to fieldwork as well as providing detailed analytical guidelines." (Patton, 2001)
- PART I. CONCEPTUAL ISSUES IN QUALITATIVE INQUIRY
- 1. The Nature of Qualitative Inquiry
- 2. Strategic Themes in Qualitative Inquiry
- 3. Variety in Qualitative Inquiry: Theoretical Orientations
- 4. Particularly Appropriate Qualitative Applications
- PART II. QUALITATIVE DESIGNS AND DATA COLLECTION
- 5. Designing Qualitative Studies
- 6. Fieldwork Strategies and Observation Methods
- 7. Qualitative Interviewing
- PART III. ANALYSIS, INTERPRETATION AND REPORTING
- 8. Qualitative Analysis and Interpretation
- 9. Enhancing the Quality and Credibility of Qualitative Analysis
Note: This book can be purchased from Sage Publishing
Patton, M. Q. (2001). Qualitative research & evaluation methods. (3rd ed.). Saint Paul, MN: Sage Publications. Retrieved from https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/qualitative-research-evaluation-methods/book232962