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Qualitative Methods for Family Studies and Human Development serves as a step-by-step, interdisciplinary, qualitative methods text for those working in the areas of family studies, human development, family therapy, and family social work. Providing a systematic outline for carrying out qualitative projects from start to finish, author Kerry J. Daly uniquely combines epistemology, theory, and methodology into a comprehensive package illustrated specifically with examples from family relations and human development research.

Epistemological Considerations in Qualitative Research
Epistemological considerations in qualitative research

“Don't bog me down with this philosophy of science stuff! I just want to get on with the project!”

Reflexive note: One of the tensions I am experiencing in writing this book is trying to pay attention to broad philosophical issues about knowledge acquisition and, on the other hand, being very practical and offering readers some ideas about how to do the nitty-gritty work of qualitative research. I imagine that what many people in my audience most want from a textbook like this is to see a set of steps that would allow them to get the work done, and to be able to reference an authoritative text that offers a sound rationale for various methodological procedures. ...

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