Qualitative Methods in Family Research

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9780803944626: Qualitative Methods in Family Research

Family phenomena are complex, subjective and private, and their study requires methods and perspectives tailored to this complexity. In response to the rapidly growing interest in this field, the contributors to this volume examine the unique contribution that qualitative research can make to the study of families. Through both methodological discussions and illustrative cases from a variety of family settings, this book provides the crucial information needed to conduct, or learn about, qualitative family research.

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About the Author:

Kerry J. Daly (Ph.D., Sociology, McMaster University) is a full professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.  In over a decade of teaching a graduate course on qualitative methods, he has had students from his own interdisciplinary department as well as students from Psychology, Sociology, Nursing and Nutrition, thus sensitizing him to the many different values and procedures that exist across the varied audiences and disciplines that contribute to family studies.  With Jane Gilgun and Gerald Handel, he co-edited the book "Qualitative Methods in Family Research" (Sage 1992), and he has authored a number of articles focusing on qualitative methodology in journals such as "Qualitative Inquiry," "The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography," "Symbolic Interaction," and "Journal of Marriage & Family."  He co-authored the chapter on qualitative research methods in Leon Kuczynski's "Handbook of Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations (Sage 2003).  He was recipient of the Anselm Strauss Award for the best qualitative research article in 2001.  He was a member of the Steering Committee for the Qualitative Family Research Network, then Chair for 3 years and served for a period as Editor of the Qualitative Family Research newsletter.  His teaching, research, and professional background combine to offer the perfect combination for undertaking this new text.

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PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
The Fit Between Qualitative Research and Characteristics of Families - Kerry Daly
The Qualitative Tradition in Family Research - Gerald Handel
Definitions, Methodologies, and Methods in Qualitative Family Research - Jane F Gilgun
PART TWO: INTERVIEWS
Interviews with Individuals
Interviewing College Students About Their Constructions of Love - Susan U Snyder
Case Study Interviews - Linda K Matocha
Caring for Persons with AIDS
Life Histories - Daniel F Detzner
Conflict in Southeast Asian Refugee Families
Conjoint Interviews
Parenthood as Problematic - Kerry Daly
Insider Interviews with Couples Seeking to Adopt
An In-Depth Interview with the Parents of Missing Children - Deborah Lewis Fravel and Pauline G Boss
Interviews with Multiple Family Members
Using Multiple Forms of Family Data - Susan O Murphy
Identifying Pattern and Meaning in Sibling-Infant Relationships
A Family Case Study - Robin L Jarrett
An Examination of the Underclass Debate
A Feminist Analysis of Interviews with Elderly Mothers and Their Daughters - Katherine R Allen and Alexis J Walker
PART THREE: OBSERVATION
Participant Observation in Special Needs Adoptive Families - Anita Lightburn
The Mediation of Chronic Illness and Handicap
Observations in a Clinical Setting - Jane F Gilgun
Team Decision-Making in Family Incest Treatment
PART FOUR: DOCUMENT ANALYSIS
Analyzing Popular Literature - Ellen M Harbert, Barbara H Vinick and David J Ekerdt
Emergent Themes on Marriage and Retirement
PART FIVE: COMBINED QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES
The Blending of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Understanding Childbearing Among Welfare Recipients - Mark R Rank
Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods - Margarete Sandelowski, Diane Holditch-Davis and Betty Glenn Harris
The Transition to Parenthood of Infertile Couples

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Editore: SAGE Publications, Inc (1992)
ISBN 10: 0803944624 ISBN 13: 9780803944626
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