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Qualitative Psychology: A Practical Guide to Research Methods
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Qualitative Psychology: A Practical Guide to Research Methods

Fourth Edition
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320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Undertaking qualitative research in psychology can seem like a daunting and complex process, especially when it comes to selecting the most appropriate approach for your project. This book provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to the key approaches in qualitative psychology research from a world-leading group of academics and researchers.

This Fourth Edition features timely updates that reflect the most current practice in the field.

Jonathan A. Smith is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck University of London. 
 
Introduction
 
Conceptual foundations of qualitative psychology
 
Interpretative phenomenological analysis
 
Grounded theory
 
Narrative psychology
 
Conversation analysis
 
Discourse analysis
 
Thematic analysis: A Reflexive Approach
 
Cooperative inquiry: An action research practice
 
Focus groups
 
Choosing your approach
 
Demonstrating validity in qualitative psychology

A step-by-step guide to understanding qualitative theories and methods!

Dr Kat Cartmell
Department of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire
February 18, 2024

Jonathan A. Smith, DPhil

Jonathan A. Smith is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck University of London, UK where he leads the interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) research group. He has written many articles applying IPA to a range of areas in health, clinical and social psychology. He is co- author (with Paul Flowers and Michael Larkin) of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method and Research (Sage, 2009). He also has a wider interest in qualitative psychology generally and has co-edited a number of books in the area. More About Author