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Qualitative Methods for Practice Research

Jeffrey Longhofer, Jerry Floersch, and Janet Hoy


Qualitative methods have become increasingly popular among researchers in the professions: social work, nursing, education, business, computer science, and occupational therapy. And while many comprehensive textbooks (in sociology, anthropology and psychology) describe the standard techniques and philosophical assumptions, when the audience is broadened to include practitioners, it is often assumed that practitioners are the consumers of research, not the producers. This book uses qualitative methods to engage practitioners as knowledge producers. In particular, theory-to-practice gaps are des ... More

Keywords: critical realism, engaged scholarship, reflexivity, grounded theory and narrative data analytic strategies, institutional ethnography, clinical practice, grounded theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195398472
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398472.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Longhofer, author
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Jerry Floersch, author
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Janet Hoy, author
University of Toledo