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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


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 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


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


Situating social policy analysis: possibilities from quantitative and qualitative GIS

Scott Orford and Brian Webb

in Towards a Spatial Social Policy: Bridging the Gap Between Geography and Social Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447337904
eISBN:
9781447337959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337904.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the potential use of GIS in social policy analysis. It describes the advantages of GIS as an approach to social policy enquiry and provides a number of extant examples from a ... 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


Pathways to Conflict Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Marinko Bobić

in Why Minor Powers Risk Wars with Major Powers: A Comparative Study of the Post-Cold War Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529205206
eISBN:
9781529205244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205206.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter three provides a medium-N, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) analysis of the empirical record, assessing the outcomes of all 20 militarised interstate disputes that have taken place in ... More


The research programme in a nutshell

Katharina Zimmermann

in Local Policies and the European Social Fund: Employment Policies Across Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447346517
eISBN:
9781447346555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346517.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In chapter 4, the particular epistemological aspects of the study’s research programme as well as its actual methodological approach and the database are outlined. As sketched out in chapter 3, the ... More


What responses under what conditions? Formal qualitative comparative analyses and preliminary interpretations

Katharina Zimmermann

in Local Policies and the European Social Fund: Employment Policies Across Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447346517
eISBN:
9781447346555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346517.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter 6 unravels the contextual conditions enabling the three different response-patterns – 1) no usage, no change. 2) usage without change, and 3) usage and change – described in the previous ... 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


Local Policies and the European Social Fund: Employment Policies Across Europe

Katharina Zimmermann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447346517
eISBN:
9781447346555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346517.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In the context of an ‘activation turn’ in many European welfare states, the local level gained increasing relevance in the last decades and brought local social policies and national employment ... 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


Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan's 3/11 Disasters

Daniel P. Aldrich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226638263
eISBN:
9780226638577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226638577.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Japan's triple disasters - earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown- on March 11 2011 took more than 18,400 lives and caused $235 billion in damage across the Tohoku region. This book tackles ... 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


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