Basic Concepts for Qualitative Research

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Wiley, Nov 14, 1997 - Medical - 208 pages
With the move towards evidence-based practice and emphasis placed on multidisciplinary research teams, there is a growing use of qualitative research methods. Qualitative research looks at processes as well as outcomes and enables data to be gathered on a range of human experience, taking a person-centred and holistic approach. Basic Concepts for Qualitative Research is a highly accessible text which provides researchers with quick access to descriptions and explanations of the concepts and methods used in qualitative research. The book's entries are ordered alphabetically for quick and easy access to the information. Links are included in each entry so that the reader can follow a particular line of enquiry. Suggested further reading is included to encourage deeper exploration of a particular approach or method. It will provide a comprehensive range of the most commonly used terms and methods within qualitative research.

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About the author (1997)

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.

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