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Analyzing the Needs Assessment Data

David Royse, Michele Staton‐Tindall, Karen Badger, and J. Matthew Webster

in Needs Assessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368789
eISBN:
9780199863860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:royes/9780195368789.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses ways of analyzing and interpreting data collected for a needs assessment project based on the type of design that is selected. Analysis of qualitative data is also discussed ... More


Qualitative Analysis: Introduction to the Case Studies

Roger M. Barker

in Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576814
eISBN:
9780191722509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The rationale for the choice of case studies in Chapters 9 and 10 is described.


Using Qualitative Methods to Understand What the Policy Did

Richard Hoefer

in Policy Creation and Evaluation: Understanding Welfare Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735198
eISBN:
9780199918560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735198.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Once policies have been selected and implemented, social policy analysis can yield to social policy evaluation, that is, determining what happened as a result of the policy. This chapter introduces ... More


Theorizing Feminist Policy

Amy G. Mazur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246724
eISBN:
9780191599859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246726.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Theorizing Feminist Policy intersects empirical feminist policy analysis with non‐feminist policy studies to define and contribute to the new field of Feminist Comparative Policy. The book first ... More


Qualitative Content Analysis

James W. Drisko and Tina Maschi

in Content Analysis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190215491
eISBN:
9780190299019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215491.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines qualitative content analysis, a recent methodological innovation. Qualitative content analysis is defined and distinguished here from basic and interpretive approaches to ... More


Using Mixed Methods to Understand What the Policy Did

Richard Hoefer

in Policy Creation and Evaluation: Understanding Welfare Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735198
eISBN:
9780199918560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735198.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter combines qualitative and quantitative methods into what is called mixed methods research and presents information on this approach to policy research and program evaluation. We then use ... More


Scissors and Kaleidoscope: Child-Centered Analysis

Cindy Dell Clark

in In A Younger Voice: Doing Child-Centered Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195376593
eISBN:
9780199865437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376593.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

The challenge of interpretive inquiry with children does not end with fieldwork. Analysis involves making sense of ambiguous, intertwined and often non-literal encodings. Bits, pieces and ... More


Using Quantitative Approaches to Understand What the Policy Did

Richard Hoefer

in Policy Creation and Evaluation: Understanding Welfare Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735198
eISBN:
9780199918560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735198.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter devotes itself to describing and then applying quantitative methods to evaluate policy outcomes. This chapter provides an overview of quantitative methods, particularly from an ... More


Making Democracy

Kathleen M. Blee

in Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842766
eISBN:
9780199951161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842766.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces major questions and arguments and outlines the direction of the book. It includes general descriptions of the data and logic of methodology and background on Pittsburgh and ... More


Research Applications: Pattern Recognition

Klaus Hentschel

in Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509530
eISBN:
9780191709050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509530.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Qualitative spectrum analysis was born in late 1859 through the cooperation of a first-class analytic chemist, Robert W. Bunsen, and a first-class physicist, Gustav R. Kirchhoff, in Heidelberg. Early ... More


Understanding and Using Health Experiences: Improving patient care

Sue Ziebland, Angela Coulter, Joseph D. Calabrese, and Louise Locock (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665372
eISBN:
9780191748585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665372.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Narrative interviewing is an approach to eliciting people’s accounts, or stories, of their experiences. Widely used in social science research, it has gained prominence in health research since the ... More


Introduction

James W. Drisko and Tina Maschi

in Content Analysis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190215491
eISBN:
9780190299019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215491.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter offers an inclusive definition of content analysis. This helps in clarifying some key terms and concepts. Three approaches to content analysis are introduced and defined briefly: basic ... More


Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA): What It Is, What It Does, and How It Works

Claudius Wagemann

in Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198719571
eISBN:
9780191788666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719571.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In this chapter, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is introduced as a research design which can be a fruitful tool for the (comparative) analysis of social movements. QCA is a case-study ... More


Education systems and intersectionality

Christiane Gross, Anja Gottburgsen, and Ann Phoenix

in Education Systems and Inequalities: International Comparisons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447326106
eISBN:
9781447326212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326106.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter introduces an intersectional theoretical perspective as a means both to analyse educational systems and to compare the utility of different methods for analysing the intersectional ... More


The activation dilemma: a comparative study

Amilcar Moreira

in The activation dilemma: Reconciling the fairness and effectiveness of minimum income schemes in Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420466
eISBN:
9781447303695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420466.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides the methodological framework for the comparative study that is used to validate the hypothesis mentioned in the previous chapter. Following a brief description of the cases ... More


The employment effectiveness of minimum income schemes and their respect for the right to personal development

Amilcar Moreira

in The activation dilemma: Reconciling the fairness and effectiveness of minimum income schemes in Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420466
eISBN:
9781447303695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420466.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter uses simple correlational tools, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), and cluster analysis to test and evaluate the hypothesis that minimum income schemes that show more respect for ... More


Narrative interviewing

Sue Ziebland

in Understanding and Using Health Experiences: Improving patient care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665372
eISBN:
9780191748585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665372.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Narrative interviewing is an approach to eliciting people’s accounts, or stories, of their experiences. Widely used in social science research, it has gained prominence in health research since the ... More


Content Analysis

James Drisko and Tina Maschi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190215491
eISBN:
9780190299019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215491.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This book offers an overview of the variation within content analysis, along with detailed descriptions of three approaches found in the contemporary literature: basic content analysis, interpretive ... More


Cognitive Laboratory Interview Procedures: Analyzing and Generating Inferences from Verbal Report Data

Jacqueline P. Leighton

in Using Think-Aloud Interviews and Cognitive Labs in Educational Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199372904
eISBN:
9780190661083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372904.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The fifth chapter elaborates on analysis of verbal reports from cognitive laboratories, including how to use a cognitive model or rubric to analyze the contents of verbal reports of comprehension ... More


Making the case: A qualitative approach to studying social media documents

Christopher J. Schneider

in Unconventional Methodology in Organization and Management Research

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198796978
eISBN:
9780191838446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796978.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Christopher J. Schneider explains how he uses Qualitative Media Analysis (QMA) to exploit the unconventional data generated by social media in general, and by (public) Twitter feeds in particular. ... More


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