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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research

First Edition
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August 2010 | 786 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research is a comprehensive and authoritative source on qualitative research methods.

The Handbook compiles accessible yet vigorous academic contributions by respected academics from the fast-growing field of qualitative methods in health research and consists of:

  • A series of case studies in the ways in which qualitative methods have contributed to the development of thinking in fields relevant to policy and practice in health care.
  • A section examining the main theoretical sources drawn on by qualitative researchers.
  • A section on specific techniques for the collection of data.
  • A section exploring issues relevant to the strategic place of qualitative research in health care environments.

The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research is an invaluable source of reference for all students, researchers, and practitioners with a background in the health professions or health sciences.

Stefan Timmermans
There's More to Dying Than Death: Qualitative Research on the End-of-Life
Arthur W. Frank, Michael K. Corman, Jessica A. Gish and Paul Lawton
Healer-Patient Interaction: New Mediations in Clinical Relationships
Johanne Collin
Qualitative Contributions to the Study of Health Professions and Their Work
Carol A. Caronna
Why Use Qualitative Methods to Study Health-Care Organizations? Insights from Multilevel Case Studies
Sirpa Wrede
How Country Matters: Studying Health Policy in a Comparative Perspective
Gareth Williams and Eva Elliott
Exploring Social Inequalities in Health: The Importance of Thinking Qualitatively
Mita Giacomini
Theory Matters in Qualitative Health Research
Rebecca Prentice
Ethnographic Approaches to Health and Development Research: The Contributions of Anthropology
Dorothy Pawluch and Elena Neiterman
What Is Grounded Theory and Where Does It Come from?
Helen Malson
Qualitative Methods from Psychology
Timothy Halkowski and Virginia Teas Gill
Conversation Analysis and Ethnomethodology: The Centrality of Interaction
Carol L. McWilliam
Karen Staniland
Studying Organizations: The Revival of Institutionalism
Claire Hooker
History and Social Change in Health and Medicine
Jennie Popay and Sara Mallinson
Qualitative Research Review and Synthesis
Susan E. Kelly
Qualitative Interviewing Techniques and Styles
Rosaline S. Barbour
Focus Groups
Davina Allen
Fieldwork and Participant Observation
Ruth Parry
Video-Based Conversation Analysis
Srikant Sarangi
Practising Discourse Analysis in Healthcare Settings
Lindsay Prior
Documents in Health Research
Louise Potvin, Sherri L. Bisset and Leah Walz
Participatory Action Research: Theoretical Perspectives on the Challenges of Researching Action
Isobel MacPherson and Linda McKie
Qualitative Research in Programme Evaluation
Elizabeth Ettore
Auto-Ethnography: Making Sense of Personal Illness Journeys
Marie L. Campbell
Institutional Ethnography
Susan E. Bell
Visual Methods for Collecting and Analysing Data
Clive Seale and Jonathan Charteris-Black
Keyword Analysis: A New Tool for Qualitative Research
Kath M. Melia
Recognizing Quality in Qualitative Research
Alicia O'Cathain
Mixed Methods Involving Qualitative Research
Laura Stark and Adam Hedgecoe
A Practical Guide to Research Ethics
Julia Abelson
Using Qualitative Research Methods to Inform Health Policy: The Case of Public Deliberation
Carine Vassy and Richard Keller
Cross National Qualitative Health Research
Kereen Reiger and Pranee Liamputtong
Researching Reproduction Qualitatively: Intersections of Personal and Political
Tiago Moreira and Tim Rapley
Understanding the Shaping, Incorporation and Co-Ordination of Health Technologies through Qualitative Research
Dave Holmes, Patrick O'Byrne and Denise Gastaldo
Transgressive Pleasures: Undertaking Qualitative Research in the Radsex Domain
Ilina Singh and Sinead Keenan
The Challenges and Opportunities of Qualitative Health Research with Children
Ruth Pinder
The Dilemmas of Advocacy: The Paradox of Giving in Disability Research
Phil Brown
Qualitative Approaches for Studying Environmental Health

"The demand for high-quality, evidence-based health care represents a paradigm shift in health research, which this handbook explores. Essays focus on a wide range of topics within qualitative research investigation, including the philosophy of science, chaos theory, bioethics, reliability and validity issues, levels of research, and mixed methods approaches. With this volume, the editors--all internationally recognized experts in the social sciences--offer a valuable educational tool for instructors at either the undergraduate or the graduate level."

S. Williams
CUNY - York College

Excellent resource for students undertaking a higher degree using qualitative research methods.

Mr Paul Darby
Faculty of Education and Training, University of Wales Trinity SaintDavid
August 25, 2016

A comprehensive text suitable for PhD students.

Dr Jillian Pooler
School of Dentistry , Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentis
May 19, 2016

This is one of the most comprehensive handbook's on qualitative research. Highly recommended.

Miss Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi
Department of Health Studies, University of East London
January 25, 2016

I have found this text most useful for my PhD study and do recommend it to other students. Thank you.

Mrs Deborah Lewis
Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University
February 16, 2015

The students considered the book very useful and friendly . Was regarded as the best in qualitative methods in health

Mr Helena Santana
sociology, ISCSP - UTL Portugal
September 22, 2014

brilliant - comprehensive and clear. An excellent library resource.

Basma Ellahi
Interdiscipline , University of Chester
July 10, 2014

Very good introductory level chapters as a reference for students learning about qualitative research for the 1st time

Dr Sheena Mc Hugh
Dept of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College Cork (NUI)
March 21, 2014

Mr Ken Beesley
Occupational Therapy, University of Cumbria
October 24, 2013

A practical books that guides the reader through qualatitive research methods.

Ms Jill Davey
Health & Social Care, Bournemouth Univesity
June 10, 2013

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Robert Dingwall

Robert Dingwall is a consulting sociologist through Dingwall Enterprises Ltd and part-time Professor of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University. He draws on more than forty years’ experience as an academic researcher studying health care, legal services, and science and technology policy at the Universities of Aberdeen, Oxford and Nottingham. Over that time, he has held grants and contracts worth more than £7 million (at 2017 prices) in total from the Leverhulme and Wellcome Trusts, ESRC, NERC, MRC, EPSRC, BBSRC, the EU, the UK Department of Health and various NHS/NIHR programmes, the Ministry of Justice, the Royal... More About Author

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