Contributions of Qualitative Research to the Knowledge Base of Normal Communication As clinical speech-language pathology moves toward a progressive use of qualitative research methodologies and applications for clinical purposes, it is helpful to know how the qualitative paradigm has influenced our field. This article reviews a number of studies from the social sciences and their impact on our knowledge of the ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   May 01, 2003
Contributions of Qualitative Research to the Knowledge Base of Normal Communication
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Nina N. Simmons-Mackie, PhD
    Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond
  • Jack S. Damico
    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Contact author: Nina Simmons-Mackie, PhD, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Southeastern Louisiana University, SLU 879, Hammond, LA 70402. E-mail: nmackie@selu.edu
Article Information
Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Clinical Forum: Qualitative Research
Clinical Forum   |   May 01, 2003
Contributions of Qualitative Research to the Knowledge Base of Normal Communication
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2003, Vol. 12, 144-154. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2003/061)
History: Received May 31, 2002 , Accepted August 20, 2002
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2003, Vol. 12, 144-154. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2003/061)
History: Received May 31, 2002; Accepted August 20, 2002
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As clinical speech-language pathology moves toward a progressive use of qualitative research methodologies and applications for clinical purposes, it is helpful to know how the qualitative paradigm has influenced our field. This article reviews a number of studies from the social sciences and their impact on our knowledge of the properties of communication and the investigation of cognitive and language acquisition. This review indicates that qualitative research currently has a significant impact on our knowledge bases in clinical speech-language pathology.

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