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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

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March 2013 | 664 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology provides comprehensive coverage of the qualitative methods, strategies and research issues in psychology, combining "how-to-do-it" summaries with an examination of historical and theoretical foundations. Examples from recent research are used to illustrate how each method has been applied, the data analyzed and insights gained. Chapters provide a "state of the art" review, take stock of what's been achieved so far and map trajectories for future developments. As such, the book will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.

The Handbook is divided into three main sections:

Part 1: Methods contains fourteen chapters on methodological approaches, ranging from established ones like Ethnography and Grounded Theory to more recent ones such as Memory Work.

Part 2: Perspectives & Techniques includes chapters on Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research, key alternative standpoints such as Feminism, the use of computer technologies and the internet in qualitative research.

Part 3: Applications reviews qualitative methods applied to13 sub-disciplines ranging from Cognitive to Post-colonial Psychology.

Intended Audience

This volume will be an excellent reference resource for advanced students, lecturers and researchers who have a wish or need to learn about trends and developments related to qualitative research in psychology.

Christine Griffin & Andrew Bengry-Howell
Carolyn Kagan, Mark Burton & Asiya Siddiquee
Action Research
Celia Kitzinger & Sue Wilkinson
Conversation Analysis
Sally Wiggins & Jonathan Potter
Discursive Psychology
Michael Arribas-Ayllon & Valerie Walkerdine
Foucauldian Discourse Analysis
Stephen Frosh & Lisa Saville Young
Psychoanalytic Approaches TO Qualitative Psychology
Niamh Stephenson & Susan Kippax
Memory Work
David Hiles &Ivo Cermák
Narrative Psychology
Amedeo Giorgi & Barbro Giorgi
Phenomenological Psychology
Virginia Eatough & Jonathan A. Smith
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Uwe Flick & Juliet Foster
Social Representations
Paul Stenner, Simon Watts & Marcia Worrell
Q Methodology
Kathy Charmaz & Karen Henwood
Grounded Theory
Svend Brinkmann & Steinar Kvale
Ethics in Qualitative Research
Mary Gergen
Qualitative Methods in Feminist Psychology
Paula Reavey & Katherine Johnson
Visual Approaches
Using and Interpreting Images

Alison Evans, Dick Wiggins & Jonathan Elford
Using the Internet for Qualitative Research
Christina Silver & Nigel Fielding
Using Computer Packages in Qualitative Research
Lucy Yardley & Felicity Bishop
Mixing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
A Pragmatic Approach

Steve Brown & Abigail Locke
Social Psychology
Kerry Chamberlain & Michael Murray
Health Psychology
Erica Burman
Developmental Psychology
Dave Harper
Clinical Psychology
Joseph G. Ponterotto, Geena Kuriakose & Yevgeniya Granovskaya
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Andy Miller, Victorial Hobley, Lisa DeSouza & Tom Billington
Educational Psychology
Jo Silvester
Work and Organizational Psychology
Peter Banister
Forensic Psychology
Carrie E. Hanlin, Kimberly Bess, Patricia Conway,Scotney D. Evans, Diana McCown, Isaac Prilleltensky & Douglas D. Perkins
Community Psychology
Leslie Swartz & Poul Rohleder
Cultural Psychology
Thomas C. Ormerod & Linden J. Ball
Cognitive Psychology
Catriona McCloud & Sunil Bhatia
Postcolonialism and Psychology
Wendy Stainton Rogers & Carla Willig
Review and Prospect

A timely and highly valuable handbook that I can recommend to any student in psychology!

Dr Carolin Demuth
Communication & Psychology Department, Aalborg University
December 6, 2013

This is an excellent book that will be used in my module as a main text.

Dr Tatiana Bachkirova
Mangement and Organisational Studies, Oxford Brookes University
December 3, 2013

An excellent text for students embarking on qualitative methods

Dr Kevin Wilson-Smith
Department of Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria
November 25, 2013

Excellent resource

Mrs Emma Barton
Department of Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria
November 11, 2013

An excellent source of material, both practical and stimulating to students wanting to develop their own ideas

Wendy Solomons
Psychology , Hertfordshire University
July 31, 2013

This is a classic text which covers a wide range of qualitative research methods in Psychology, perspective and their applications in different branches of applied psychology. It is a 'must-read' for a good introduction to different topics for psychology students at different levels in their careers.

Dr Dario Pellegrini
Child and Family, Tavistock Centre
July 4, 2013

Such a diverse and very useful book covering all different kinds of methods , perspectives and applications.

Dr Carmen-Maria Fyfe
School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University
July 1, 2013

a comprehensive text book. more of a reference to chapters that recommended as a whole. Well written.

Dr Lisa Newson
School of Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University
June 6, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Carla Willig

Professor Carla Willig graduated from the University of Manchester in 1986. She then embarked upon postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge where she was awarded an MPhil in Criminology in 1987. She stayed at Cambridge in order to conduct her doctoral research into the 'Social Construction of AIDS Knowledge' which she completed in 1991. Professor Willig has held teaching positions at the University of Plymouth (1991-3) Middlesex University (1993-9) and City University London (1999 onwards). From 2001, she undertook additional training at Regents College, London, and qualified as an Existential Counselling Psychologist in 2005. More About Author

Wendy Stainton Rogers

Wendy is a critical psychologist, working mainly, these days, in health. On the basis of her work on alternative approaches to health behaviour, she was appointed by the UK's NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) to its Development Group on Behaviour Change, preparing and disseminating recommendations to the National Health Service and other statutory bodies on 'best practice' in relation to behaviour change interventions and programmes at individual, community and population levels. Wendy is currently the chair of the International Society for Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP). More About Author

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