Qualitative Methods for Health Research

Author: Judith Green,Nicki Thorogood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761947714

Category: Medical

Page: 262

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Using examples from health research projects in a wide range of settings, this book introduces public health, health services research, nursing and health promotion professionals and students to: the key debates in qualitative methodology; issues in designing ethical and feasible projects; the main methods of collecting and analyzing qualitative data; and ways of reading and writing qualitative research.

New Approaches in Social Research

Author: Carol Grbich

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761949329

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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This groundbreaking book explores the implications of postmodernist ideas within the research context. The text relates debates in postmodernism directly to current thinking and practice in both qualitative and quantitative research. The engaging book is split into two parts: Part One offers a critical discussion of recent philosophical debates and emerging trends within the field of postmodernism, while Part Two breaks down the research process into its constituent parts and reflects on the changing aspects of postmodern thought and their implications for the researcher. This timely and thought-provoking textbook will engage directly with the relationship between postmodern theory within a research context. The book's practical approach is strengthened by the inclusion of student friendly features, including a glossary and a number of illustrative examples and case studies. Its interdisciplinary approach means it will be invaluable reading for postgraduate students and researchers across the social sciences.

Grounded theory

Grundlagen qualitativer Sozialforschung

Author: Anselm L. Strauss,Juliet M. Corbin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783621272650

Category: Grounded theory

Page: 227

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Studierende und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen, die am Entwickeln einer Theorie interessiert sind, stellen sich nach der Datenerhebung oft die Frage: Wie komme ich zu einer Theorie, die sich auf die empirische Realität gründet? Die Autoren beantworten diese und andere Fragen, die sich bei der qualitativen Interpretation von Daten ergeben. Auf klare und einfache Art geschrieben vermittelt das Buch Schritt für Schritt die grundlegenden Kenntnisse und Verfahrensweisen der "grounded theory" (datenbasierte Theorie), so daß es besonders für Personen interessant ist, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Theorienbildung anhand qualitativer Datenanalyse beschäftigen. Das Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile. Teil I bietet einen Überblick über die Denkweise, die der "grounded theory" zugrunde liegt. Teil II stellt die speziellen Techniken und Verfahrensweisen genau dar, wie z.B. verschiedene Kodierungsarten. In Teil III werden zusätzliche Verfahrensweisen erklärt und Evaluationskriterien genannt.

Innovationen in der Nanomedizin

Eine ethnografische Studie

Author: Wiebke Pohler Schär

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839436478

Category: Science

Page: 292

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Ist nanomedizinische Forschung die »Erfindung« (Gabriel Tarde) einer neuen Form von Sozialität, die tradierte, gesellschaftliche und soziologische Grenzziehungen (z.B. Wissenschaft - Gesellschaft) in Frage stellt? Mithilfe der Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie und den Instrumenten der Ethnografie vollzieht Wiebke Pohler Schär Konstruktions- und Übersetzungsprozesse nanomedizinischer Forschungspraxis nach und macht nanomedizinische Innovationen als Versammlungen heterogener Elemente sichtbar. Die aufschlussreiche Fallstudie liefert einen wichtigen Beitrag zur öffentlichen und wissenschaftsinternen Kontroverse hinsichtlich nanomedizinischer Innovationen.

Qualitative Health Research

Creating a New Discipline

Author: Janice M Morse

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1611320119

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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The leading figure in qualitative health research (QHR), Janice M. Morse, asserts that QHR is its own separate discipline—distinct from both traditional health research and other kinds of qualitative research—and examines the implications of this position for theory, research, and practice. She contends that the health care environments transform many of the traditional norms of qualitative research and shape a new and different kind of research tradition. Similarly, the humanizing ethos of qualitative health research has much to teach traditional researchers and practitioners in health disciplines. She explores how the discipline of QHR can play out in practice, both in the clinic and in the classroom, in North America and around the world. A challenging, thought-provoking call to rethink how to conduct qualitative research in health settings.

Qualitative Interviews

Author: Sabina Misoch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110354616

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.

Focus Groups in Social Research

Author: Michael Bloor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761957430

Category: Social Science

Page: 110

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There is an increasing divergence of focus group practice between social researchers and commercial market researchers. This book addresses the key issues and practical requirements of the social researcher, namely: the kinds of social research issues for which focus groups are most and least suitable; optimum group size and composition; and the designing of focusing exercises, facilitation and appropriate analysis. The authors use examples, drawn from their own focus groups research experience, and provide exercises for further study. They address the three main components of composition, conduct and analysis in focus group research and also acknowledge the increasing impact the Internet has had on social research by cover

Constructing Grounded Theory

A Practical Guide through Qualitative Analysis

Author: Kathy Charmaz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446200191

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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`Grounded theory is a highly influential way of working with qualitative data and Kathy Charmaz is a major player, both innovative and fluent. This book is a model student text: lively, carefully argued and full of vivid illustrations. Beginning students and professional researchers will find it to be required reading' - David Silverman, Professor Emeritus, Sociology Department, Goldsmiths College and Visiting Professor, Management Department, King's College, University of London Kathy Charmaz is one of the world's leading theorists and exponents of grounded theory. In this important and essential new textbook, she introduces the reader to the craft of using grounded theory in social research, and provides a clear, step-by-step guide for those new to the field. Using worked examples throughout, this book also maps out an alternative vision of grounded theory to that put forward by its founding thinkers, Glaser and Strauss. To Charmaz, grounded theory must move on from its positivist origins and must incorporate many of the methods and questions posed by constructivists over the past twenty years to become a more nuanced and reflexive practice. Essential reading for students, new researchers and seasoned social scientists alike, this book is one of those rare things, a textbook that is both accessible to those new to the field but also one that has important things to say about the nature of social enquiry itself.

Introducing Qualitative Research

A Student's Guide to the Craft of Doing Qualitative Research

Author: Rosaline Barbour

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446204103

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Introducing Qualitative Research is an ideal starter text for those new to the field, providing thorough coverage of all the core areas of qualitative research practice. Rose Barbour draws on her extensive teaching experience to provide a clear, user-friendly introduction to the craft of doing qualitative research. Each chapter comes with a range of exercises and with excerpts of genuine qualitative data that help the reader get a good feel for the process of generating and analysing qualitative data. Barbour's hands-on explanatory style used throughout makes this the ideal textbook for students of qualitative methods courses in any social science discipline, and for students or novice researchers doing research projects using qualitative approaches.

Grounded theory

Strategien qualitativer Forschung

Author: Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss,Axel T. Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456849065

Category:

Page: 278

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Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research

Author: Ivy Bourgeault,Robert Dingwall,Ray de Vries

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446248461

Category: Social Science

Page: 786

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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.

Template Analysis for Business and Management Students

Author: Nigel King,Joanna M. Brooks

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473952883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

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Part of SAGE’s Mastering Business Research Methods, conceived and edited by Bill Lee, Mark N. K. Saunders and Vadake K. Narayanan and designed to support researchers by providing in-depth and practical guidance on using a chosen method of data collection or analysis. In Template Analysis for Business and Management Students Nigel King and Joanna Brookes guide you through the origins of template analysis and its place in qualitative research, its basic components, and the main strengths and limitations of this method. Practical case studies and examples from published research then guide you through how to use it in your own research project. Ideal for Business and Management students reading for a Master’s degree, each book in the series may also serve as a reference book for doctoral students and faculty members interested in the method. Watch the editors introduce the Mastering Business Research Methods series and tell you more about the first three books.

Introducing Qualitative Research

A Student's Guide to the Craft of Doing Qualitative Research

Author: Rosaline S. Barbour

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 319

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Introducing Qualitative Research is an ideal starter text for those new to the field, providing thorough coverage of all the core areas of qualitative research practice. Rose Barbour draws on her extensive teaching experience to provide a clear, user-friendly introduction to the craft of doing qualitative research. Each chapter comes with a range of exercises and with excerpts of genuine qualitative data that help the reader get a good feel for the process of generating and analyzing qualitative data.

Die Street Corner Society

die Sozialstruktur eines Italienerviertels

Author: William Foote Whyte

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110122596

Category: Gangs

Page: 386

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Reflexive Grounded Theory

Eine Einführung für die Forschungspraxis

Author: Franz Breuer,Petra Muckel,Barbara Dieris

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658222190

Category: Social Science

Page: 439

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Wir geben eine gründliche Anleitung für die Arbeit unter diesem qualitativ-sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschungsstil – eine Fortentwicklung der von Anselm Strauss und Barney Glaser begründeten Methodologie. Das Buch basiert auf ca. 30-jähriger Erfahrung mit dem Ansatz. Wir stellen die Geschichte, die erkenntnistheoretischen Grundlagen, die Denkweise und die zirkuläre Schritte-Abfolge des Forschungsprozesses vor. Die Idee der datenbegründeten Theoriebildung bekommt eine neue Akzentuierung: Wir heben die begleitende reflexive Selbst-Aufmerksamkeit der Forschenden als Leitlinie und Erkenntnisheuristik hervor. Gütekriterien und ethische Fragen des Forschungsstils werden besprochen. Beispiele der Arbeit mit dem Ansatz, der Anwendung seines Instrumentariums sowie seiner Aneignung im Studium runden die Darstellung ab.

How to Use Qualitative Methods in Evaluation

Author: Michael Quinn Patton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803931299

Category: Education

Page: 176

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How to Use Qualitative Methods in Evaluation -- a new volume in the Program Evaluation Kit -- reflects the growing use of qualitative techniques in the evaluation process. The author differentiates the qualitative approach in method and philosophy from more traditional quantitative methods and specifies the kinds of evaluation question for which it is most appropriate. The design decisions and sampling strategies which underlie the method are explained. Patton also includes clearly illustrated step-by-step guides for planning and conducting fieldwork and observations, in-depth interviewing, and analysing, interpreting and reporting results.

Qualitative Inhaltsanalyse

Grundlagen und Techniken

Author: Philipp Mayring

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407255334

Category: Content analysis (Communication)

Page: 144

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Biographical note: Dr. Philipp Mayring ist Professor für psychologische Methodenlehre an der Universität Klagenfurt und leitet das Institut für Psychologie und das Zentrum für Evaluation und Forschungsberatung an der Universität Klagenfurt.

Using Diaries for Social Research

Author: Andy Alaszewski

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761972914

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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The author considers the analysis of diaries as a distinctive research technique in its own right. He recognises the increased interest in and relevance of diary methodology within social research teaching.

Qualitative Research in Sociology

Author: Amir Marvasti

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761948612

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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'The book is an extremely valuable resource for students and new researchers who embark on qualitative research in sociology and the social sciences. It will be a valuable source for those who teach qualitative research methods in not only the social sciences but also in other disciplines, including health science. I wholeheartedly recommend this book' - Australian Journal of Primary Health Qualitative Research in Sociology offers a hands-on guide to doing qualitative research in sociology. It provides an introductory survey of the methodological and theoretical dimensions of qualitative research as practised by those interested in the study of social life. Through a detailed yet concise explanation, the reader is shown how these methods work and how their outcomes may be interpreted. Practically focused throughout, the book also offers constructive advice for students analysing and writing their research projects. Key features of the book include: · An innovative framework - combining different methodologies and approaches. · A variety of `real-life' examples and case studies - enriches the book for the reader · A set of practical exercises in each chapter - pedagogical and student-focussed throughout. · International in focus - offers a wide-ranging set of approaches and debates · A broad coverage - includes discussions of ethnography, visual analysis, ethical issues, discourse and conversation analysis and report-writing The book has a flowing narrative and student-friendly structure which makes it accessible to and popular with students. It will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers, helping them to undertake effective qualitative research in both sociology and courses in social research across the social sciences.

The Quality of Qualitative Research

Author: Clive Seale

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144627621X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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`Apart from its inherent readability, I found three other attractive features about the book: First is the use of exemplars based on case studies from qualitative studies, including Whyte's Street Corner Society; second, is the quotes from key methodological texts reflecting on a range of qualitative research traditions; and third, is the use of philosophical argument and reference in the book which provided an added depth to the debate, often lacking in more practically oriented books. These deliberations take readers to a higher plane, whilst still allowing the novice to philosophy to gain an insight into theory' - Forum for Qualitative Research `Seale steers a dispassionate course - both pragmatic and thoughtful - through the sometimes stormy waters of qualitative analysis. Anyone wanting an up-to-date picture of qualitative analysis will benefit from this book. It is truly a quality contribution to the field' - Nigel Fielding, University of Surrey `Clearly and engagingly written, this book covers crucially important issues such as the generalisability of findings, the grounding of theory and the validity and reliability of research reports. With frequent summaries of key points, criteria for evaluating research reports and discussions exercises, this is an extremely useful text for students and professionals alike' - Derek Layder, University of Leicester `This is a brilliant, carefully crafted, even-handed, comprehensive analysis of the multiple ways in which quality is assessed in contemporary qualitative inquiry. Clive Seale provides a balanced, subtly nuanced treatment of this key problem' - Norman Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Chanpaign `The coverage is impressive and the depth of scholarship impeccable. Both students and seasoned investigators will find the author's pragmatic approach refreshing and helpful. It will appeal to the naturalistic researcher as well as to empirically-oriented scholars smitten by postmodern questions. I would definitely recommend it to my students. A splendid leading text for classroom adoption' - Jaber F Gubrium, University of Florida `Clive Seale has performed an important service for social science researchers by finding a sane middle ground between the twin fanaticisms of radical interpretivism and quantiative scientism. His book is practical, telling people who want to get research done how to do that in an effective and reasonable way. His explanations are clear and concise, his examples well chosen, and the practices he recommends are doable. You can learn a lot about how to approach research from this book' - Howard S Becker, University of California, Santa Barbara `For the undergraduate, or postgraduate looking for a comfortable drive through an increasingly unmanageable literature, this book provides an outstanding introduction' - Qualitative Research