Researching Resilience

Edited by Linda Liebenberg and Michael Ungar

© 2009

While categorization has always been one of the primary focuses of the social sciences, recent trends within these disciplines have tended to categorize various behaviours as disorders. Researching Resilience challenges this tendency to pathologize, and marks a profound shift in research methods from the study of disorder to the study of well-being.

This collection assembles qualitative and quantitative studies from a diverse group of scholars and disciplines, stressing the importance of studying the strength and resilience of youth who are faced with adversity. Working with youth in a variety of cultures and contexts, the contributors provide critically astute analyses of existing scholarship as well as rigorous methods for conducting resilience research in less Eurocentric and more culturally sensitive ways.

An important collection, Researching Resilience is unique in approaching interventions with youth specifically from the point of view of research methods and challenges.

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Researching Resilience challenges this tendency to pathologize youth, and marks a profound shift in research methods from the study of disorder to the study of well-being.

Researching Resilience

Edited by Linda Liebenberg and Michael Ungar

© 2009

While categorization has always been one of the primary focuses of the social sciences, recent trends within these disciplines have tended to categorize various behaviours as disorders. Researching Resilience challenges this tendency to pathologize, and marks a profound shift in research methods from the study of disorder to the study of well-being.

This collection assembles qualitative and quantitative studies from a diverse group of scholars and disciplines, stressing the importance of studying the strength and resilience of youth who are faced with adversity. Working with youth in a variety of cultures and contexts, the contributors provide critically astute analyses of existing scholarship as well as rigorous methods for conducting resilience research in less Eurocentric and more culturally sensitive ways.

An important collection, Researching Resilience is unique in approaching interventions with youth specifically from the point of view of research methods and challenges.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Linda Liebenberg is an adjunct professor in the Department of Social Work and the Director of Research of the Pathways to Resilience Research Program at Dalhousie University.



    Michael Ungar is a professor in the Department of Social Work at Dalhousie University.

  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments

    Foreword Bradford Brown

    Overview
    1 Introduction: The Challenges in Researching Resilience Linda Liebenberg and Michael Ungar
    2 The Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Children in International Settings Roger A. Boothroyd, Paul G. Stiles, and Katherine A. Best


    Qualitative Research
    3 Participatory Action Research Jackie Sanders and Robyn Munford
    4 Not Just the Master Discourse: A Case for Holistic Case Studies of Youth Resilience Eli Teram and Michael Ungar
    5 Visual Methods when Working with Youth across Cultures Linda Liebenberg


    Quantitative Research
    6 Cross-Cultural Research on Youth: Avoiding Methodological Hazards Roger G. Tweed and Anita DeLongis
    7 Use of Meta-analysis to Study Resilience Factors: An Exemplar Alexa Smith-Osborne


    Mixed Methods
    8 Using Mixed Methods to Understand Resilience David Este, Kathy Sitter, and Bruce MacLaurin
    9 Constructing Syntheses: Striving for Convergent Methods for Investigating Youth in Diverse Cultures Ann Cameron


    Application of Methods
    10 Playing Catch-Up: Evaluating a Mathematics Intervention for Disadvantaged Learners in South Africa Johann Mouton and Lauren Wildschut
    11 A Sample Research Proposal for a Mixed-Methods Investigation of Resilience: The Pathways to Resilience Project Michael Ungar
    12 Transformative Paradigm and Youth Resilience Research Donna M. Mertens

    Author Biographies

    Index

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