Reporting Qualitative Research in Psychology How to Meet APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards, Revised Edition, 2020

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Pub. Date: 2020-01-14
Publisher(s): American Psychological Association
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This book shows researchers how to use the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Journal Article Reporting Standards for Qualitative Research (JARS-Qual), Mixed Methods Article Reporting Standards (MMARS), and Qualitative Meta-Analysis Reporting Standards (QMARS).

Author Biography

Heidi M. Levitt, PhD, is a professor of clinical psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She was chair of the American Psychological Association (APA) Publications and Communications Board Working Group on Journal Article Reporting Standards for Qualitative Research (JARS; Qual Working Group; Levitt et al., 2018). From 2017 to 2018, she was president of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP; APA Division 5, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods). In addition, she chaired the SQIP task force to develop a white paper on recommendations for designing and reviewing qualitative research. She has been associate editor for the journals Qualitative Psychology and Psychotherapy Research. She is an APA Fellow in Division 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods), Division 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy), Division 32 (Society for Humanistic Psychology), and Division 44 (Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Reporting Standards for Qualitative Research in Psychology: What Are They, and Why Do We Need Them?
Chapter 2. Telling Your Qualitative Story: How the Purpose of Your Research Influences Your Reporting
Chapter 3. Methodological Integrity: Establishing the Fidelity and Utility of Your Research
Chapter 4. How to Situate Your Mission: Title Page, Abstract, and Introduction
Chapter 5. How to Describe Your Inquiry Process: The Method Section
Chapter 6. What Did You Find? The Results Section
Chapter 7. What Does It All Mean? The Discussion Section
Chapter 8. Reporting a Qualitative Meta-Analysis: Key Features
Chapter 9. Reporting Mixed Methods Research: Bridging Reporting Standards
Chapter 10. Considering Rhetorical Style and Methodological Integrity: Troubleshooting and Tips for Publishing and Reviewing
Appendix. Abstracts of the 15 Articles Used as Examples in Text
About the Author

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