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Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Public Health

Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Public Health

September 2011 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This text has a large emphasis on mixed methods, examples relating to health research, new exercises pertaining to health research, and an introduction on qualitative and mixed methods in public health. The bookáhas an easy-to-read format and writing style and will also cover health focused research techniques, community participatory research, and will include boxed inserts pertaining to relevant real life examples.
1. Introduction
2. Choosing the Right Qualitative Approach(es)
3. Mixed Methods
4. Getting Started: Study Design and Sampling
5. Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research
6. Entering the Field and Conducting Observation
7. Interviewing and Use of Documents
8. Data Analysis and Interpretation
9. Strategies for Rigor
10. Telling the Story: Writing Up the Qualitative Study
About the Author

This is an excellent book. I have recommended it to 3rd year occupational therapy students for a module that includes public health/health promotion, and for their dissertation. However I think it is more applicable to Masters level for our vocational degree. I will also recommend it to a colleague who runs an evidence based module for an online public health masters. The book is well laid out, easy to read/dip into, and very informative.

Ms Vanessa Abrahamson
Department of Allied Health Profession, Canterbury Christ Church University
November 29, 2012

This is an excellent textbook. Well designed and I particularly like the creative use of case examples to support the learning objectives.

Dr Micheal Newell
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway
July 12, 2012

I found this book really helpful and it meets a need for a concise, usable resource for students undertaking qualitative/mixed method postgraduate research. The text is well structured, leading the student through the research process.
The language is deliberately accessible and initially I was concerned about suitability but overall, with some students facing language challenges, I think it is appropriate.
I showed it to some of my students who particularly liked the boxed examples and the exercises. The style is very student friendly - using sub-headings, supporting incremental development. A useful text.

Mrs Jane Thomas
School of Health Science, Swansea University
June 27, 2012

Provides reader with an appropriate introduction to a variety of health research methods specific within the public health arena. Chapters are set out in a clear and logical format, thus providing reader with an easy to follow guide.

Ms Noreen Walsh
Primary & Public Health, Anglia Ruskin University
April 14, 2012

Simple and easy to read introductory book on qualitative research. Useful for beginners who would like to embark on qualitative and mixed methods research.

Dr Anselm Su
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya
December 29, 2011

It illustrates many perspectives that support the course objectives and simplifies many concepts for students to understand.

November 4, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Introduction

Deborah Kay Padgett

Dr. Deborah K. Padgett is widely known for her expertise in qualitative and mixed methods including this third edition and a companion text Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Public Health (Sage, 2012). She is first author of Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Transforming Systems and Changing Lives (Oxford University Press, 2015) and has published extensively on mental health needs and service use of homeless adults and other underserved populations. Dr. Padgett was Principal Investigator on two NIMH-funded R01 grants, both qualitative studies of engagement and recovery among formerly homeless adults in supportive housing in New York... More About Author

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