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Qualitative Research in Psychology

Qualitative Research in Psychology

Five Volume Set
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1 784 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This five-volume collection maps the terrain of qualitative psychology, using classic papers from the last 25 years to document key principles, orientations and virtues, and drawing on more recent papers to delineate current trends, innovations, and debates. Although qualitative research has featured within the discipline of psychology throughout its history, the past 25 years has witnessed an avalanche of journals and textbooks, conferences, national and international associations all devoted to qualitative research, which means that this major work couldn’t be timelier. The volumes are structured chronologically to enable understanding of developments and trends in field, running from the foundations (volume 1) to contemporary issues (volume 5). This major work is designed to serve students, faculty, practitioners, and educators with an interest in qualitative research within psychology and other social science disciplines.

Volume One: Foundations

Volume Two: Qualitative data collection

Volume Three: Methodologies 1: From experiential to constructionist approaches

Volume Four: Methodologies 2: Discursive and critical approaches

Volume Five: Contemporary issues and innovations 

Part One: General
‘What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been’: Twenty-Five Years of Qualitative and New Paradigm Research

Yvonna Lincoln
Qualitative Research and Psychological Theorising

Karen Henwood and Nick Pidgeon
Premises, Principles, and Practices in Qualitative Research: Revisiting the Foundations

Kathy Charmaz
The Relationship between Qualitative and Quantitative Research: Lessons from Feminist Psychology

Christine Griffin and Ann Phoenix
Doing Q Methodology: Theory, Method and Interpretation

Simon Watts and Paul Stenner
How Can Systematic Reviews Incorporate Qualitative Research: A Critical Perspective

Mary Dixon Woods et al.
Qualitative Research as Methodical Hermeneutics

David Rennie
Psychological Science in a Postmodern Context

Kenneth Gergen
Part Two: Guidelines
Evolving Guidelines for Publication of Qualitative Research Studies in Psychology and Related Fields

Robert Elliott, Constance Fischer and David Rennie
Triangulation Revisited: Strategy of Validation or Alternative?

Uwe Flick
Objectivity and Reliability in Qualitative Analysis: Realist, Contextualist, and Radical Constructionist Epistemologies

Anna Madill, Abbie Jordan and Caroline Shirley
Judging the Quality of Qualitative Inquiry: Criteriology and Relativism in Action

Andrew Sparkes and Brett Smith
Criteria for Qualitative Research in Psychology

Ian Parker
Part Three: Diversity
Qualitative Research and Its Place in Psychological Science

Anna Madill and Brendan Gough
The Status of Method: Flexibility, Consistency and Coherence

Immy Hollway and Les Todres
The Hermeneutics of Faith and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion

Ruthellen Josselson
Pluralism in Qualitative Research: From Multiple Methods to Integrated Methods

Kerry Chamberlain et al.
Language and Meaning: Data Collection in Qualitative Research

Donald Polkinghorne
Five Misunderstandings about Case-Study Research

Bent Flyvbjerg
Part One: Interviews
The Psychoanalytic Interview as Qualitative Research

Steinar Kvale
Qualitative Interviews in Psychology: Problems and Possibilities

Jonathan Potter and Alexa Hepburn
Online Interviewing in Psychology: Reflections on the Process

Adam Jowett, Elizabeth Peel and Rachel Shaw
Part Two: Focus Groups
Focus Groups in Health Research: Exploring the Meanings of Health and Illness

Sue Wilkinson
‘Could You Please Pass One of Those Leaflets Along?’ Exploring Health, Morality and Resistance through Focus Groups

Michele Crossley
Discursive Psychology, Focus Group Interviews, and Participants Categories

Derek Edwards and Elizabeth Stokoe
Part Three: Innovations in Data Collection [E.G. Online, Sensory Methods]
Exploring the Depilatation Norm: A Qualitative Questionnaire Study of Women’s Body Hair Removal

Merran Toerien and Sue Wilkinson
Ethnography Goes Online: Towards a User-Centred Methodology to Research Interpersonal Communication on the Internet

Roser Beneito-Montagut
‘Entering the Blogosphere’: Some Strategies for Using Blogs in Social Research

Nicholas Hookway
The Power of Things

Joanna Sheridan and Kerry Chamberlain
Understanding Illness: Using Drawings as a Research Method

Marilys Guillemin
Engaging the Senses in Ethnographic Practice: Implications and Advances

Sarah Pink
Auto-Photography in Aging Studies: Exploring Issues of Identity Construction in Mature Bodybuilders

Cassandra Phoenix
Part One: Phenomenology-Humanistic
Heuristic Inquiry: The Internal Search to Know

Bruce Douglass and Clark Moustakas
Description vs Interpretation: Competing Alternative Strategies for Qualitative Research

Amedeo Giorgi
From Meaning to Method

Max Van Manen
Research with People: The Paradigm of Co-operative Experiential Inquiry

P. Reason and J. Heron
Reflecting on the Development of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis and Its Contribution to Qualitative Research in Psychology

Jonathan Smith
The Personal Experience of Chronic Benign Lower Back Pain: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Mike Osborn and Jonathan Smith
A Critical Evaluation of the Use of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) in Health Psychology

Joanna Brocki and Alison Wearden
Part Two: Thematic Analysis
Using Thematic Analysis in Psychology

Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke
Part Three: Grounded Theory
Grounded Theory Research: Procedures, Canons and Evaluative Criteria

Juliet Corbin and Anselm Strauss
Discovering Chronic Illness: Using Grounded Theory

Kathy Charmaz
Grounded Theory Methodology: The Pressing Need for a Coherent Logic of Justification

David Rennie
Part Four: Narrative/Psychosocial
Who Am I? Narration and Its Contribution to Self and Identity

Michael Bamberg
Narrative Inquiry in Psychology: Exploring the Tensions Within

Brett Smith and Andrew Sparkes
Connecting Narrative and Social Representation Theory in Health Research

Michael Murray
Panic and Perjury: A Psychosocial Exploration of Agency

Wendy Hollway and Tony Jefferson
Taking a Stand: Using Psychoanalysis to Explore the Positioning of Subjects in Discourse

Stephen Frosh, Ann Phoenix and Rob Pattman
Subjectivity or Psycho-Discursive Practices: Investigating Complex Intersectional Identities

Margaret Wetherell
A Psychoanalytic Discursive Psychology: From Consciousness to Unconsciousness

Michael Billig
Part One: DA
Discourse, Knowledge, Materiality, History: Foucault and Discourse Analysis

Derek Hook
Wham Bam, Am I a Man? Unemployment and Masculinities

Sara Willott and Christine Griffin
Positioning: The Discursive Production of Selves

Bronwyn Davies and Rom Harre
Language and Causation: A Discursive Action Model of Description and Attribution

Derek Edwards and Jonathan Potter
Doing Actions with Identity Categories: Complaints and Denials in Neighbour Disputes

Elizabeth Stokoe
Developments in Discursive Psychology

Alexa Hepburn and Sally Wiggins
Part Two: DA Debates
Discourse Analysis Means Doing Analysis: A Critique of Six Analytic Shortcomings

C. Antaki, M. Billig, D. Edwards and J. Potter
Positioning and Interpretative Repertoires: Conversation Analysis and Post-Structuralism in Dialogue

Margaret Wetherell
Natural and Contrived Data: A Sustainable Distinction?

Susan Speer
Being Dead and Being There: Research Interviews, Sharing Hand Cream and the Preference for Analysing ‘Naturally Occurring Data’

Christine Griffin
Part Three: Critical/Participatory Methods [Re Marginalised/Minority Groups]
Re-Membering Exclusions: Participatory Action Research in Public Institutions

Michelle Fine and Maria Elena Torre
Participatory Action Research: Psychology and Social Change

Mary Brydon-Miller
Methodologies of Critical Psychology: Illustrations from the Field of Racism

Thomas Teo
Women and Depression: A Case Study of the Influence of Feminism in Canadian Psychology

Linda McMullen and Janet Stoppard
Warner towards a Queer Research Methodology

Daniel Noam
Doing Feminist Conversation Analysis

Celia Kitzinger
Methodolatry and Qualitative Health Research

Kerry Chamberlain
Disintegrating Qualitative Research

Stephen Frosh
Part One: Reflexivity
The Role of Reflexivity in Feminist Psychology

Sue Wilkinson
Re?exivity and the Psychologist

Jill Morawski
Negotiating the Swamp: The Opportunity and Challenge of Reflexivity in Research Practice

Linda Finlay
A Reflexive Lens: Exploring Dilemmas of Qualitative Methodology through the Concept of Reflexivity

Suzanne Day
Reflexive Research and the Grounding of Analysis: Social Psychology and the Psy-Complex

Ian Parker
Part Two: Ethics
The Ethics of Interpretation

Carla Willig
Ethics in Action: Consent-Gaining Interactions and Implications for Research Practice

Susan Speer and Elizaeth Stokoe
Is It the End for Anonymity as We Know It? A Critical Examination of the Ethical Principle of Anonymity in the Context of 21st Century Demands on the Qualitative Researcher

Liz Tilley and Kate Woodthorpe
Doing Sensitive Research: What Challenges Do Qualitative Researchers Face?

Virginia Dickson-Swift et al.
Confronting the Ethics of Qualitative Research

Svend Brinkmann and Steinar Kvale
Part Three: (Re-)Presentation
In Indigenous Words: Exploring Vignettes as a Narrative Strategy for Presenting the Research Voices of Aboriginal Community Members

Amy Blodgett et al.
Making Qualitative Research Reports Less Boring: The Techniques of Writing Creative Nonfiction

Darrel Caulley
Sporting Spinal Cord Injuries, Social Relations, and Rehabilitation Narratives: An Ethnographic Creative Non-Fiction of Becoming Disabled through Sport

Brett Smith

"Brendan Gough has taken on the unenviable task of distilling out the "most interesting and influential papers" on qualitative research over the last 20-30 years. His selection of 79 papers could, and probably will, be debated but there is no doubt that he has succeeded in assembling a coherent and valuable collection of articles. The logical, systematic organisation of the five volumes, around methods and issues, allows for easy location of readings of interest on a wide variety of topics. This collection will be highly useful as core resource readings, for both those new to and those more experienced in qualitative research."

Prof. Kerry Chamberlain
Massey University, New Zealand

"With this collection, qualitative psychology has truly come of age. The 5 volumes map out the field, from its origins and foundations through to the most recent innovations and debates. Brendan Gough has done a fantastic job in bringing together the voices of qualitative psychologists who have shaped the discipline and give it its present direction. Inspirational and informative, this major work constitutes an indispensable addition to any research methods library."

Carla Willig
Professor in Psychology, City University London

Brendan Gough