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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Isadore Newman; Carolyn R Benz
|Description:||xiii, 218 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Qualitative-Quantitative Research: A False Dichotomy --
2. Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods: An Interactive Continuum --
3. Validity and Legitimation of Research --
4. Strategies to Enhance Validity and Legitimation --
5. Applying the Qualitative-Quantitative Interactive Continuum to a Variety of Studies --
6. Conclusions: Modern-Day Science Is Both Qualitative and Quantitative --
App. A. Research Paradigms --
App. B. Phenomenological Research: Laughter and Humor --
App. C. One Counselor's Intervention in the Aftermath of a Middle School Student's Suicide: A Case Study --
App. D. Effect of Therapist's Self-Disclosure on Patients' Impressions of Empathy, Competence, and Trust in an Analogue of a Psychotherapeutic Interaction
|Responsibility:||Isadore Newman and Carolyn R. Benz.|
Through graphic and narrative descriptions, Newman and Benz show research to be a holistic endeavor in the world of inquiry. To clarify their argument, they provide a diagram of the "qualitative-quantitative interactive continuum" showing that qualitative analysis with its feedback loops can easily modify the types of research questions asked in quantitative analysis research and that the quantitative analysis results and its feedback can change what will be asked qualitatively.
In their model for research - an "interactive continuum" - Newman and Benz emphasize four major points: the research question dictates the selection of research methods; consistency between question and design can lead to a method of critiquing research studies in journals; the interactive continuum model is built around the place of theory; and the assurance of "validity" of research is central to all studies.