This edited text on qualitative research methods in health is aimed at a multi-professional, multi-disciplinary audience. It explains qualitative methods applied specifically to health care research and draws extensively on European examples.
Author: Catherine Pope
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-05-30
This fully revised and updated edition of Qualitative Researchin Health Care offers a clear and accessible introduction toconducting and interpreting qualitative research, incorporating newexamples, references and chapters relevant for a comprehensiveintroduction to the subject. New chapters and references include: Synthesising qualitative research Secondary analysis of primary data Ethical issues Mixed research methods and integrating qualitative withquantitative techniques Consensus and other methods for eliciting public andprofessional views and preferences Conversation analysis
Author: Immy Holloway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-05-09
'…a wonderfully easy-to-follow text which manages tocombine practical procedures with clear explanations of theunderlying theoretical concepts.' Nursing Standard (from review of firstedition) The third edition of this successful book incorporates recentdevelopments in nursing research, with updates to every chapter.Abstract ideas in qualitative research are clearly explained andmore complex theories are included. Structured into four clearsections, the book looks at initial stages, methods of datacollection, qualitative approaches and analysis of collected data. Brand new chapter on Mixed Methods Research Considers a variety of approaches from Ethnography to ActionResearch Allows the reader to dip in and out depending on their choiceof approach Detailed reference lists provide guidance for furtherreading Links research with real nursing practice through relevantexamples throughout Professor Immy Holloway has been at BournemouthUniversity since its inception and works in the School of Healthand Social Care. Though now retired from full-time work, she stilltakes an active in teaching and PhD supervision. She wrote, editedand co-wrote several books in the field of qualitative researchwhich have been translated into several languages and publishedarticles in peer reviewed journals. Her latest book is A-Z ofQualitative Research in Healthcare. (2008) Oxford:Blackwell. Stephanie Wheeler, an academic with a nursing and healthvisiting background, is a specialist in healthcare ethics and wasfor many years chair of an ethics committee. She has givenlectures on ethics all over the UK, organised research conferencesin qualitative research and also published in this field.
The leading figure in qualitative health research (QHR), Janice M. Morse, asserts that QHR is its own separate discipline—distinct from both traditional health research and other kinds of qualitative research—and examines the implications of this position for theory, research, and practice. She contends that the health care environments transform many of the traditional norms of qualitative research and shape a new and different kind of research tradition. Similarly, the humanizing ethos of qualitative health research has much to teach traditional researchers and practitioners in health disciplines. She explores how the discipline of QHR can play out in practice, both in the clinic and in the classroom, in North America and around the world. A challenging, thought-provoking call to rethink how to conduct qualitative research in health settings.
Author: Christopher Bassett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2006-06-14
This is a comprehensive book with theoretical and practical input for health care researchers exploring the humanistic and individual aspects of health and illness. It covers the main qualitative research methods and provides clear, concise and well-evidenced clinical information for researchers from all disciplines.
The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research is a comprehensive and authoritative source on qualitative research methods. The Handbook compiles accessible yet vigorous academic contributions by respected academics from the fast-growing field of qualitative methods in health research and consists of: - A series of case studies in the ways in which qualitative methods have contributed to the development of thinking in fields relevant to policy and practice in health care. - A section examining the main theoretical sources drawn on by qualitative researchers. - A section on specific techniques for the collection of data. - A section exploring issues relevant to the strategic place of qualitative research in health care environments. The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research is an invaluable source of reference for all students, researchers and practitioners with a background in the health professions or health sciences.
Author: Hilla Brink
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
Release Date: 2006
An introduction to research methodology, this textbook contains conceptual and nontechnical descriptions of the methods used by researchers in medical experimentation. Each step of the research process is explained and illustrated with examples from practice. This revised second edition also has expanded sections on clinical research methods, action research, Web resources, and current scenarios.
Based on the successful first edition, this new edition builds and develops the key information nurses need in order to understand and undertake qualitative research studies. It has been extensively revised and expanded to reflect the current state qualitative research in nursing. With the increased use of analytical tools within nursing, new chapters have been included on action research, narrative analysis and data analysis, and the chapters on the legal and ethical requirements have been expanded. New exemplars have been included throughout.
Author: Elizabeth A. Murphy
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Release Date: 2003-08-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Qualitative researchers have traditionally been cautious about claiming that their work was scientific. The "right-on" schools have exaggerated this caution into an outright rejection of science as a model for their work. Science is, for them, outmoded; "an archaic form of consciousness surviving for a while yet in a degraded form" (Tyler 1986:200). Scientists' assertions that they are in pursuit of truth simply camouflage their own lust for power. There is no essential difference between truth and propaganda. The authors acknowledge that the boundary between science and propaganda has often been breached and some distrust of scientific claims may be healthy. They also question the claim that science creates disinterested and objective knowledge of an observer-independent world without concluding that science is impossible. The skeptics' reservations about qualitative research are based on the deep-rooted assumption among natural scientists, and some social scientists, that there is a world "out there," prior to, and independent of, their observations. This world can be known objectively in the sense that all observers will, if identically placed, see it in exactly the same way. If a suitable language were available, they would also all produce identical descriptions. From these observations they can work out the laws governing the world's operations. The authors try to resolve these contrary claims by asserting that science is a procedural commitment. It consists of openness to refutation, a conscientious and systematic search for contradictory evidence, and a readiness to subject one's preconceptions to critical examination. The devotion to truth as a regulative ideal is an essential difference between science and propaganda. This work is a unique and innovative defense of scientific method. Elizabeth Murphy is reader in sociology and social policy at the University of Nottingham, UK. Robert Dingwall is professor and director of the Institute for the Study of Genetics, Biorisks, and Society at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Author: Sue Nagy
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical care
Provides undergraduate nursing and allied health students with a practical guide to undertaking evidence-based practice. Nagy, Sydney University of Technology; Jane Mills, Melanie Birks, Monash University; Donna Waters, College of Nursing.
Author: Judith Green
Release Date: 2009-03-30
Genre: Social Science
Qualitative Methods for Health Research provides a thorough and practical introduction to designing, conducting, and appraising qualitative research. It is aimed particularly at students and researchers in fields such as public health, health services research, nursing and health promotion. Judith Green and Nicki Thorogood draw on over twenty years experience of teaching methodology to students from a range of backgrounds. They focus on applied research, but cover the essentials of theory and principles in an accessible way, with easy-to-follow guidance on how to apply core research skills to the particular contexts of health research.
Author: Jeremy Jolley
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Research can seem difficult to get to grips with. However, at the heart of this book is the view that research is essentially a simple activity, the principles of which can be readily understood by students new to the subject. Each chapter guides the reader to uncover the 'mysteries' of research, exposing each aspect in turn, while demonstrating how research in healthcare is a practical activity, orientated directly to patient care. Fully updated to refer to the latest sources and studies, this book now includes: Two new chapters on qualitative research, clearly explaining what it is and how to do it A comprehensive glossary of qualitative and quantitative terms to demystify tricky terminology An appendix of statistical tests, explaining the procedures for each Many new examples from practice, applying the theory to a wide range of scenarios from across the healthcare professions This book is designed for all students of nursing and allied health professions studying research for the first time. Research is illustrated through examples of activities familiar to students from their daily lives, helping to build confidence in undertaking research and evidence-based practice.
Author: Julius Sim
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Release Date: 2000
This comprehensive book emphasises the importance of evidence-based practice. It covers the essential stages in research, from posing the right questions, designing your study, through to the methods for collecting, presenting and analysing data. The use of both qualitative and quantitative date are examined in detail to help the researcher to chose the most appropriate techniques.
Author: Pamela M. Ironside
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Health & Fitness
Beyond Method provides a forum for scholars across health and human sciences disciplines to explore issues surrounding philosophy, methodology, and epistemology in the context of interpretive scholarship. The essays comprising this volume move beyond the practical descriptions or the "how to" of interpretive methods commonly found in textbooks to explore the contributions, underlying assumptions, limitations, and possibilities embedded within and across particular philosophical, methodological, and epistemological perspectives. They reveal the complexity and richness of understanding that emerges when philosophical issues are explicated within contemporary contexts, illuminating new possibilities for healthcare and human science scholarship.