Qualitative Research Implications for Description and Assessment Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   May 01, 2003
Qualitative Research
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • John A. Tetnowski, PhD
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Thomas C. Franklin
    Southwest Missouri State University Springfield
  • Contact author: John A. Tetnowski, PhD, Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P.O. Box 43170, Lafayette, LA 70504-3170. E-mail: tetnowski@louisiana.edu
Article Information
Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Clinical Forum: Qualitative Research
Clinical Forum   |   May 01, 2003
Qualitative Research
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2003, Vol. 12, 155-164. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2003/062)
History: Received May 29, 2002 , Accepted August 21, 2002
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2003, Vol. 12, 155-164. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2003/062)
History: Received May 29, 2002; Accepted August 21, 2002
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As clinical speech-language pathologists seeking different ways to understand the complexity of communication within naturalistic and social contexts, we are progressively adapting the qualitative research methods of the social sciences for our assessment purposes. This article discusses some basic principles and practices discussed previously in this forum on qualitative research and demonstrates how they can be employed to provide effective and sufficient clinical communicative assessment.

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