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ERIC Number: ED262476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Qualitative Data Analysis in Program Evaluation Contexts.
Greene, Jennifer C.
The naturalistic research perspective assumes that reality is multiplistic, phenomenological, and context-dependent. This perspective legitimizes the subjective insights of the investigator by acknowledging the interdependence of facts and values as well as of the investigator and the object of investigation. Although discrepancies between investigators' interpretations of given phenomena are not problematical for naturalistic research in general, they are problematical when the naturalistic perspective is applied to program evaluation. This document presents a framework for developing qualitative data analysis procedures for program evaluation that will lead to results that can be broadly, convincingly, and credibly defended. Three naturalistic studies using such procedures are described to illustrate the application of the framework and the effectiveness of the procedural attitude recommended. A three-page list of references and supplemental tables complete the report. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A