ERIC Number: EJ832698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Teaching Qualitative Research Methods through Service-Learning
Machtmes, Krisanna; Johnson, Earl; Fox, Janet; Burke, Mary S.; Harper, Jeannie; Arcemont, Lisa; Hebert, Lanette; Tarifa, Todd; Brooks, Roy C., Jr.; Reynaud, Andree L.; Deggs, David; Matzke, Brenda; Aguirre, Regina T. P.
Qualitative Report, v14 n1 p155-164 Mar 2009
This paper is the result of a voluntary service-learning component in a qualitative research methods course. For this course, the service-learning project was the evaluation of the benefits to volunteers who work a crisis hotline for a local crisis intervention center. The service-learning course model used in this paper most closely resembles the "problem-based service-learning" course model where students work as consultants. This paper focuses on the processes involved and the benefits to students in improving their qualitative research skills through the service-learning project.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Methods Courses, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Crisis Intervention, Community Information Services, Volunteers, Program Evaluation, Research Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A