The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research

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Ivy Bourgeault, Robert Dingwall, Ray de Vries
SAGE, Aug 19, 2010 - Social Science - 786 pages
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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
SECTION A Contributions of Qualitative Research
17
Qualitative Research on the EndofLife
19
New Mediations in Clinical Relationships
34
3 Qualitative Contributions to the Study of Health Professions and their Work
53
4 Why Use Qualitative Methods to Study Health Care Organizations? Insights from MultiLevel Case Studies
71
Studying Health Policy in a Comparative Perspective
88
the Importance of Thinking Qualitatively
106
20 Practising Discourse Analysis in Healthcare Settings
397
21 Documents in Health Research
417
Theoretical Perspectives on the Challenges of Researching Action
433
23 Qualitative Research in Programme Evaluation
454
Making Sense of Personal Illness Journeys
478
25 Institutional Ethnography
497
26 Visual Methods for Collecting and Analysing Data
513
A New Tool for Qualitative Research
536

SECTION B Theory
123
7 Theory Matters in Qualitative Health Research
125
the Contributions of Anthropology
157
9 What is Grounded Theory and Where Does it Come From?
174
10 Qualitative Methods from Psychology
193
the Centrality of Interaction
212
12 Phenomenology
229
the Revival of Institutionalism
249
14 History and Social Change in Health and Medicine
265
SECTION C Collecting and Analyzing Data
287
15 Qualitative Research Review and Synthesis
289
16 Qualitative Interviewing Techniques and Styles
307
17 Focus Groups
327
18 Fieldwork and Participant Observation
353
19 Videobased Conversation Analysis
373
SECTION D Issues in Qualitative Health Research
557
28 Recognizing Quality in Qualitative Research
559
29 Mixed Methods Involving Qualitative Research
575
30 A Practical Guide to Research Ethics
589
the Case of Public Deliberation
608
32 Cross National Qualitative Health Research
621
SECTION E Applying Qualitative Methods
639
Intersections of Personal and Political
641
34 Understanding the Shaping Incorporation and Coordination of Health Technologies through Qualitative Research
658
Undertaking Qualitative Research in the Radsex Domain
673
36 The Challenges and Opportunities of Qualitative Health Research with Children
696
the Paradox of Giving in Disability Research
714
38 Qualitative Approaches for Studying Environmental Health
730
Index
748
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I work as a freelance sociologist through my company, Dingwall Enterprises, providing consultancy, research and writing. I have a part-time position at Nottingham Trent University and continuing consultancy relationships with the RCUK Horizon Digital Economy Hub and the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH). I am currently working on public engagement issues in bioenergy for BBSRC and in transport and climate change on an EPSRC project, and editing Symbolic Interaction for the SSSI. This now has a website with the new publishers, Wiley-Blackwell: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291533-8665

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