According to Alice Yeo, standard evaluations should include high quality qualitative research
Qualitative researchers work hard to defend their methodology.
I know I'm not alone in presenting qualitative findings only to be asked, "How many people said that?" or, "Was that what most people thought?".
Such comments display a fundamental misunderstanding of what qualitative research is and what it can (and can't) do.
In this post, I'm exploring qualitative research in relation to evaluations. By including qualitative methods, better outcomes can be achieved.