“Mixed Methods in Social Work” by Dr. Deborah K. Padgett, Professor, School of Social Work, New York University and Visiting Professor, Penn School of Social Policy & Practice, Spring 2019.
Dr. Padgett is an internationally renowned scholar in qualitative and mixed methods research in the fields of social work and public health. With more than 100 publications to her credit, Dr. Padgett is the author of Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research (2016, 3rd edition) and Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Public Health (2012). Dr. Padgett has been investigator on a number of federally-funded research projects, including Principal Investigator of two R01 qualitative methods studies funded by National Institute of Mental Health on service engagement and recovery of homeless adults with a dual diagnosis of mental and substance use disorders. Her recent ethnographic research on homeless “pavement dwellers” in India is an extension of her interest in homelessness to cross-cultural contexts. Among other honors, Dr. Padgett was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2011 and a Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research in 2013.