ERIC Number: ED430981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
How To Use Qualitative Methods in Evaluation. CSE Program Evaluation Kit, Volume 4. Second Edition.
Patton, Michael Quinn
The "CSE Program Evaluation Kit" is a series of nine books intended to assist people conducting program evaluations. This volume, the fourth in the kit, explains the basic assumptions underlying qualitative procedures, suggests evaluation situations where qualitative designs are useful, and provides guidelines for designing qualitative evaluations, including how to use observational methods, how to conduct in-depth, open-ended interviews, and how to analyze qualitative data. The following chapters are included: (1) "An Introduction to Qualitative Methods"; (2) "When To Use Qualitative Methods"; (3) "Designing Qualitative Evaluations"; (4) "Fieldwork and Observation"; (5) "Depth Interviewing"; (6) "Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data"; and (7) "Making Methods Decisions; Controversy and Philosophy." (Contains 3 figures, 3 tables, and 68 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Field Studies, Interviews, Program Evaluation, Qualitative Research
SAGE Publications Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359-9924; Tel: 805-499-0721; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Note: For volumes 1-9 of this kit, see TM 028 825-833. For the first edition, see ED 175 887-894.