This paper is the result of a voluntary service-learning component in a qualitative research methods course. For this course, the service-learning project was the evaluation of the benefits to volunteers whom work a crisis hotline for a local crisis intervention center. The service-learning course model used in this paper most closely resembles the problem-based service-learning course model where students work as consultants. This paper focuses on the processes involved and the benefits to students in improving their qualitative research skills through the service-learning project.
Qualitative Research Methods, Service-learning, and Volunteer Program Evaluation
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Machtmes, K., Johnson, E., Fox, J., Burke, M. S., Harper, J., Arcemont, L., Hebert, L., Tarifa, T., Brooks, R. C., Reynaud, A. L., Deggs, D., Matzke, B., & Aguirre, R. T. (2009). Teaching Qualitative Research Methods through Service-Learning. The Qualitative Report, 14(1), 155-164. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol14/iss1/9