Suitable for researchers and students in the fields of public health, health services research, nursing and health promotion, Qualitative Methods for Health Research provides a thorough and practical introduction to designing, conducting and appraising qualitative research.
Qualitative Methods for Health Research is full of easy-to-follow guidance on how to apply core research skills to health research. Drawing on over twenty years experience of teaching methodology, Green and Thorogood cover the essentials of the theory and principles of applied research in an accessible way.
Using examples from a range of settings, this book introduces readers to the key debates in qualitative methodology; issues in designing ethical, feasible and rigorous projects; the main ways of collecting and analysing qualitative data and ways of appraising and writing qualitative research.
This new, Second Edition covers developments in systematic reviews of qualitative research and analysis, and includes a chapter focusing on practical issues of qualitative work within applied health research programmes.
Key features include:
- Case studies
- Chapter summaries and key points
Qualitative Methods for Health Research is an invaluable introduction for both health professionals and students with little prior knowledge of social theory.
Judith Green is a Reader in Sociology of Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Nicki Thorogood is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
New to this edition:
- Updated coverage of technology, including analysis tools and available data
- Adapted to cover changes in the way in which qualitative research in health is commissioned and conducted, and the settings in which it takes place
- More detailed descriptions of social science terminology and concepts, including 'phenomenology' and 'reflexivity'
- A new glossary.