Qualitative Research in the Health Sciences: Methodologies, Methods and Processes (Paperback)
  • Qualitative Research in the Health Sciences: Methodologies, Methods and Processes (Paperback)

Qualitative Research in the Health Sciences: Methodologies, Methods and Processes (Paperback)

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Paperback 298 Pages / Published: 20/06/2013
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There is a growing interest in, and acceptance of, qualitative research approaches in the health science disciplines, both as standalone methodologies and integrated with quantitative designs in mixed methods approaches. This comprehensive text provides deeper knowledge and application of a wide range of methodologies, methods and processes, enabling readers to develop their qualitative research skills.

Divided into two parts, focusing first on methodologies and then on methods and processes, the text also includes revision of essential aspects of quantitative research as they apply to mixed methods research and a discussion of the uptake of qualitative research in the health sciences.

The methodologies covered include: Grounded Theory; Historical Research; Ethnography; Phenomenology; Narrative Inquiry; Case Study Research; Critical Ethnography; Action Research and Mixed Methods.

The methods and processes covered include: Interviewing and Analysis; Group Work and Analysis; Narrative Analysis; Discourse Analysis.

Using accessible language to help extend readers' practical research skills, this is a thorough and reliable text to guide advanced students and researchers from all health-related disciplines - including nursing, midwifery, public health and physiotherapy - to the best use of qualitative research.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415682619
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 18 mm


'...a well-written guide to the basics of qualitative research methodologies and the process of data collection and analysis. Those wanting a nuts-and-bolts overview of qualitative research and how it can be utilized in the health sciences will be pleased with this logical, clear introduction to the subject. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic and professional libraries.' - C.A. Collins, in CHOICE, March 2014

'A useful guide for those new to research, as well as clinical and academic staff looking to develop or refresh their knowledge of qualitative methodologies.' - Nursing Standard

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