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Advanced Qualitative Research

Advanced Qualitative Research
A Guide to Using Theory

May 2015 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This distinctive, nuanced book addresses the more complex theoretical issues embedded in the qualitative research paradigm. Adopting a reflective stance that emphasises the role of the researcher it carefully avoids a standardised ‘tick box’ approach to methods.

Throughout each chapter, theory is powerfully and persuasively interwoven as its impact on practical topics such as data management and safety in the field is discussed. O'Reilly and Kiyimba bring an authority and clarity to the debate, taking us beyond the mechanical notions of qualitative methods and standardised approaches to research. Instead, they focus on subjects like methodological integrity, perspective driven data collection and theoretically-led analysis.

This will be an important resource for anyone looking to practically engage with advanced qualitative research methods.

Chapter 1: Theoretical Issues in the Qualitative Paradigm
Chapter 2: Issues of Quality
Chapter 3: Research Ethics and Researcher Safety
Chapter 4: Perspective Driven Data Collection
Chapter 5: Research Design and Mixing Qualitative Methods
Chapter 6: Recording and Transcription
Chapter 7: Primary and Secondary Data Analysis
Chapter 8: Dissemination Practice in Qualitative Research
Chapter 9: Applying Qualitative Research in Practice

This is a really useful book for postgraduates

Ms Connie Nolan
The Business School (Canterbury), Canterbury Christ Church University
January 31, 2018

I have used this book with my research interns over the summer break and they have found it really helpful. I will be recommending it to my postgrad students from September. Well structured and informative.

Dr Sarah Louise Parry
Fac Of Health Psychology And Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University
August 5, 2016

This book gives a clear explanation of qualitative methods yet enough depth for a MA student. Very useful for supporting lectures and seminars with small groups. Also good for supervisions.

Mrs Melanie Mackinder
Early years Education, Bishop Grosseteste University
October 8, 2015

qualitative research is much harder for students to grasp and this is a good start for them

Mr Simon O'Donohoe
Faculty of Care, Child Care, Entry Level, Counselling, and Landbased Studies, Carmarthenshire College
June 14, 2016

Perfect source for those about to engage in Qualitative research

Mrs Rhiannon Love
Teacher Development, University of Winchester
May 18, 2016

A useful textbook for those students conducting qualitative based dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Good synthesis of complex issues in tables. A rare inclusion of dissemination to get students thinking through how to get their research and findings out to the wider public.

Miss Rebecca Healey
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
November 25, 2015

Useful for students undertaking a dissertation

Ms Ruth Heffernan
Health and Community Studies, University of Bolton
March 3, 2016

Will be recommended for master thesis students.

Dr Dick Heinhuis
Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam
December 2, 2015

Clear and accessible information with valuable examples and case studies.

Miss Jane Jervis
Faculty of Health, Keele University
February 17, 2016

This book covers important aspects related to qualitative research such as theory, ethics, quality and dissemination which are core aspects of the course which I present to students. Not only does the book cover the essential foundational issues related to qualitative research, but it addresses more complex issues such as scientific paradigms and research design. The book is easy to read, yet challenging enough to encourage the reader to engage critically with qualitative research.

Ms Cindy Melanie Swartbooi
Psychology, Cornerstone Institute
February 17, 2016

Michelle O'Reilly

Michelle O’Reilly (BSc [hons], MSc, MA, PhD, PGCAPHE) is an Associate Professor of Communication in Mental Health at the University of Leicester and a Research Consultant for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. Michelle is also a Chartered Psychologist in Health. Michelle has specific interest in child and adolescent mental health and has been investigating the relationship between mental health and social media as part of that work. Michelle has made several media contributions about the research with adolescents, educationalists, and parents, as funded by the Wellcome Trust. Additional to her research interests in mental health and... More About Author

Dr. Nikki Kiyimba

Dr Nikki Kiyimba is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the Msc in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma at Chester University UK, and also works as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist for Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust. Clinically, Nikki works with a range of clients presenting with severe and enduring psychological difficulties. Nikki’s research interests are mainly in the areas of qualitative methods and therapeutic approaches. She is also interested in the impact of trauma and vicarious trauma. Grounded in a social constructionist epistemological perspective, she has a particular interest in qualitative research... More About Author

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