Qualitative Methods in Clinical Psychology

  • Gloria L. Krahn
  • Debra Eisert
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Social science researchers are demonstrating a renewed interest in the use of qualitative methods to develop new knowledge and theory. In this chapter we explore this renewed interest by providing a brief overview of the historical preferences and precedents in research methods and by defining qualitative methods. We describe several of the more popular types of qualitative approaches, discuss criteria for evaluating adequacy of qualitative studies, demonstrate the application of qualitative methods in clinical child psychology, and finally, outline some current resources for training opportunities in qualitative methods.


Focus Group Qualitative Research Cerebral Palsy Qualitative Method Qualitative Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gloria L. Krahn
    • 1
  • Debra Eisert
    • 1
  1. 1.Oregon Health Sciences UniversityChild Development and Rehabilitation CenterPortlandUSA

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