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The authors analyze the observational methods which historically form the basis of the field of psychology. They go on to address topics such as: validity and reliability, training issues, ethics, and use of qualitative computer programmes. In the second part, issues related to the application of qualitative methods are considered, for example HIV//AIDS, feminist perspectives, vocational, and adolescent development.

Qualitative Research in Program Evaluation
Qualitative research in program evaluation
LeoGoldman

Evaluation is clearly an applied area of psychology. Its purpose is primarily to find out—to put it simplistically—whether something works. If it does, the client has justification to continue the program or activity; if not, the question why it didn't work up to the expected standards remains. Obviously, ...

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