Qualitative research design is continually evolving. It is not only more established in disciplines beyond the traditional social sciences in which it is a standard choice, but also just as impacted by the changes in what data, technologies, and approaches researchers are using. This Handbook takes readers through the foundational theories, functions, strategies, and approaches to qualitative research design, before showcasing how it negotiates different data and research environments and produces credible, actionable impact beyond the study. Containing contributions from over 90 top scholars from a range of social science disciplines, this Handbook is not just an anthology of different qualitative research designs and how/when to use them; it is a complete exploration of how and why these designs are shaped and how, why, and into what they are evolving. This is a valuable resource for Master's and PhD level students, faculty members, and researchers across a wide range of disciplines such as health, nursing, psychology, social work, sociology, and education. Volume One: Part I: Concepts of Designing Designs in Qualitative Research; Part 2: Theories and Epistemological Contexts of Designing Qualitative Research; Part 3: Elements of Designing Qualitative Research; Part 4: Basic Designs and Research Strategies in Qualitative Research; and Part 5: Mixing Methods in Designing Qualitative Research. Volume Two: Part 6: Designing Qualitative Research for Specific Kinds of Data; Part 7: Designing Qualitative Online and Multimodal Research; Part 8: Designing Qualitative Research for Specific Groups and Areas; Part 9: Designing Qualitative Research in Disciplinary Fields; and Part 10: Designing Qualitative Research for Impact.

Designing Qualitative and Mixed Methods Evaluations for Transformative Impact

Designing qualitative and mixed methods evaluations for transformative impact
Donna M. Mertens

History of Evaluation and Qualitative Methods

Programs to reduce violence against women range from individual and couples-based counseling to structural interventions involving protection of land rights to increase women's economic empowerment (Hilliard et al., 2016). The wide range of possible interventions raises issues about how evaluators can contribute to the choice of interventions and the study of their effectiveness that can be addressed through the use of qualitative methods. Designs are needed that include attention to contextual and impact questions such as: What is the history of violence against women and violations of land rights in the context of these interventions? ...

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