Advanced Qualitative Research for Nursing

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Joanna Latimer
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 12, 2009 - Medical - 272 pages
This collection presents up-to-the-minute qualitative research methodologies creatively developed by and within nursing. The book is written by authors at the forefront of their fields. It is aimed at enabling people to research critical issues for nursing practice and health care.

Nurses face the imperative for practice grounded in research-based evidence. The book demonstrates how qualitative methodologies can produce rigorous and valid research. Drawing on empirical data each chapter introduces a particular contemporary approach; examines the literature in its field; discusses its relevance for nursing and health care; and explains what claims to knowledge can be made.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
Part I Fields
15
2 Where do we stand in relation to the data? Being reflexive about reflexivity in health care evaluation
17
integrating theory and method
32
Part II Selves
51
using the subject body to understand nursing practice
53
the rigour and ethics of insider ethnography
77
Part III Stories
95
Part IV Texts
135
8 Discourse analysis ideology and professional practice
137
discourse analytic explanations of nursing practice
155
Part V Materials
183
studying the material culture of nursing
185
11 A history of small things
211
12 Studying the women in white
231
Epilogue
247

an objectrelations approach
97
content structure and voice in narrative research
115

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Joanna Latimer is Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, and Professor in the ESRC Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics. She has been researching medical knowledge and practice ethnographically for 30 years.

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