Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare

ISBN-10: 1405161221

ISBN-13: 9781405161220

Edition: 3rd 2010

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Description: ′...a wonderfully easy-to-follow text which manages to combine practical procedures with clear explanations of the underlying theoretical concepts.′ Nursing Standard (from review of first edition) The third edition of this successful book incorporates recent developments in nursing research, with updates to every chapter. Abstract ideas in qualitative research are clearly explained and more complex theories are included. Structured into four clear sections, the book looks at initial stages, methods of data collection, qualitative approaches and analysis of collected data. Brand new chapter on Mixed Methods Research Considers a variety of approaches from Ethnography to Action Research Allows the reader to dip in and out depending on their choice of approach Detailed reference lists provide guidance for further reading Links research with real nursing practice through relevant examples throughout

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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 366
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Professor Immy Holloway is a sociologist of health and illness and Reader in the Institute of Health and Community Studies at Bournemouth University. Professor Dawn Freshwater is Reader in Primary Care in the Institute of Health and Community Studies, Bournemouth University.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction to Qualitative Research: Initial Stages
The Nature and Utility of Qualitative Research
What is qualitative research?
The main features of qualitative research
The place of theory in qualitative research
The usefulness of qualitative research in healthcare
Choosing an approach for health research
Problematic issues in qualitative research
Conclusion
Summary
References
Further Reading
The Paradigm Debate: The Place of Qualitative Research
Theoretical frameworks and ontological position
The paradigm debate
Conflicting or complementary perspectives?
Final comment
References
Further Reading
Initial Steps in the Research Process
Selecting and formulating the research question
The literature review
Writing a research proposal
Access and entry to the setting
Summary
References
Further Reading
Ethical Considerations
The basic ethical framework for research
Ethics in qualitative research
Researching ones peers
The research relationship
Research in the researchers workplace
The role of research ethics committees
Summary
References
Further Reading
The Issue of Supervision
The responsibilities of supervisor and student
Writing and relationships
Practical aspects of supervision
Single or joint supervision
Problems with supervision
Summary
References
Further Reading
Data Collection
Interviewing
Interviews as sources of data
The interview process
Types of interview
Probing, prompting and summarising
The social context of the interview
Unexpected outcomes: qualitative interviewing and therapy
Length and timing of interviews
Recording interview data
The interviewer-participant relationship
Problematic issues and challenges in interviewing
Interviewing through electronic media
Ethical issues in interviewing
Strengths and weaknesses of interviewing
Summary
References
Further Reading
Participant Observation and Documents as Sources of Data
Participant observation
The origins of participant observation
Immersion in culture and setting
Documentary sources of data
Images as sources of data
Summary
References
Further Reading
Focus Groups as Qualitative Research
What is a focus group?
The origin and purpose of focus groups
Sample size and composition
Conducting focus group interviews
Analysing and reporting focus group data
Advantages and limitations of focus groups
Critical comments on focus group interviews in healthcare
Summary
References
Further Reading
Sampling and Site Selection
Purposeful (or purposive) sampling
Sampling types
Sampling decisions
How shall we name them?
Summary
References
Approaches to Qualitative Research
Ethnography
The historical perspective
A focus on culture
Ethnographic methods
Ethnography in healthcare
The main features of ethnography
Fieldwork
Doing and writing ethnography
Pitfalls and problems
Summary
References
Further Reading
Grounded Theory
History and origin
The main features of grounded theory
Data collection, theoretical sampling and analysis
Pitfalls and problems
Glasers critique and further development
Constructivist grounded theory
Which approach for the health researcher?
Summary
References
Further Reading
Narrative Inquiry
The nature of narrative and story
Narrative research
Types of narrative
Illness narratives
Narrative interviewing
Narrative analysis
Problematic issues
Conclusion
Summary
References
Further Reading
Phenomenology
Intentionality and the early stages of phenomenology
Schools of phenomenology
The phenomenological research process: doing phenomenology
Procedures for data collection and analysis
Phenomenology and health research
Choice of approach: descriptive or interpretive phenomenology
Summary
References
Further Reading
Action Research
What is action research?
The origins of action research
Action research in healthcare
The main features of action research
Practical steps
Trustworthiness in AR
Problems and critique
Summary
References
Further Reading
Additional Approaches
Case study research
Conversation analysis
Critical incident technique
Discourse analysis
Feminist research
Performative social science
Conclusion
References
Further Reading
Mixed Methods: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative
Research
The nature of mixed methods studies
Doing mixed methods research
Types of mixed methods research
The place and purpose of the literature
Triangulation
Critique of MMR
Conclusion
Summary
References
Further Reading
Data Analysis and Completion
Data Analysis: Procedures, Practices and Computers
The process of data analysis
Coding and categorising
Problems of QDA
Computer-aided analysis of qualitative data
Problems and critique
Summary
References
Further Reading
Establishing Quality: Trustworthiness or Validity
Quality
An alternative perspective: trustworthiness
Trustworthiness
Strategies to ensure trustworthiness
Quality and creativity
Summary
References
Further Reading
Writing up Qualitative Research
The research account
Use of the first person
The format of the report
Critical assessment and evaluation
Guide to appraisal
Publishing and presenting the research
Summary
References
Further Reading
Glossary
Index
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