Qualitative Research (in Emergency Management) EM864


Week 1 Introduction to Qualitative Research
Paradigms and Research

  • Merriam, Chapter 1 What is Qualitative Research?
  • Merriam, Appendix: The Methodology Section of a Qualitative Research Study
  • Phillips, Brenda, “Qualitative Methods and Disaster Research”, International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 15 (1, March 1997): 179-195. Also in Stallings, Robert A. (ed.), Methods of Disaster Research,* International Research Committee on Disasters, 2002, Xlibris Corp. ISBN 1-4010-7970-9, pp. 194-211, and at http://www.ijmed.org/articles/410/download/ *If you have not read this book, you need to do so.
  • Kuhn, Thomas S., The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, any edition.
  • Ashworth, Peter D., “The Variety of Qualitative Research. Part One: Introduction to the Problem,” Nurse Education Today 17 (3, June 1997): 215-218.
  • Ashworth, Peter D., “The Variety of Qualitative Research. Part Two: Non-positivistic Approaches,” Nurse Education Today 17 (3, June 1997): 219-224.
  • Pope, Catherine; Mays, Nick, “Reaching the Parts Other Methods Cannot Reach: An Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Health and Health Services Research,” British Medical Journal 311 (July 1, 1995), pp. 42-45, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2550091/pdf/bmj00599-0046.pdf
  • Firestone, William A., “Meaning in Method: The Rhetoric of Quantitative and Qualitative Research” Educational Researcher 16 (7, October 1987) 16-21.

    Optional Readings:

  • “Module 1—Qualitative Research Methods Overview” pp. 1-12, in Mack, Natash; Woodsong, Cynthia; MacQueen, Kathleen M.; Guest, Greg; Namey, Emily, Qualitative Research Methods: A Data Collector’s Field Guide, Research Triangle Park, NC: Family Health International, 2005, 0-939704-98-6, http://www.fhi360.org/nr/rdonlyres/emgox4xpcoyrysqspsgy5ww6mq7v4e44etd6toiejyxalhbmk5sdnef7fqlr3q6hlwa2ttj5524xbn/datacollectorguideenrh.pdf
  • Williams, Stewart, “Rethinking the Nature of Disaster: From Failed Instruments of Learning to a Post-Social Understanding,” Social Forces 87 (2, December 2008): 1115-1138, http://www.bupedu.com/lms/admin/uploded_article/eA.463.pdf
  • Morgan, Gareth; Smircich, Linda, “The Case for Qualitative Research,” The Academy of Management Review 5 (4, October 1980): 491-500. http://conium.org/~maccoun/PP279_Morgan.pdf
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina C.; Robinso, Rhonda S., “Qualitative Research Issues and Methods: An Introduction for Educational Technologist,” in Handbook of Research for Education Communications and Technology, pp. 1171-1195, NY: Macmillan 1996. http://www.aect.org/edtech/39.pdf
  • Bryman, Alan, “Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research: How Is It Done?” Qualitative Research 6 (1): 97-113. http://www.socsci.uci.edu/ssarc/pcs/webdocs/W-Readings/IntegratingQualandQuant.pdf
  • Barnes, Paul, “Approaches to Community Safety: Risk Perception and Social Meaning,” Australian Journal of Emergency Management 17 (1, Autumn 2002, pp. 15-23. http://eprints.qut.edu.au/606/1/Community-safety-riskperception.pdf