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Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare [electronic resource].

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781405161220Publication details: Chicester : Wiley, 2013.Edition: 3rd edISBN:
  • 9781444315363
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Qualitative Research in Nursing and HealthcareDDC classification:
  • 610.73072
LOC classification:
  • RT81.5 .H656 2010
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Contents:
Preface; About the authors; Acknowledgements; Part One: Introduction to Qualitative Research: Initial Stages; 1 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; 2 The Paradigm Debate: The Place of Qualitative Research; Theoretical frameworks and ontological position; The paradigm debate
Conducting focus group interviewsAnalysing and reporting focus group data; Advantages and limitations of focus groups; Critical comments on focus group interviewsin healthcare; Summary; References; Further reading; 9 Sampling and Site Selection; Purposeful (or purposive) sampling; Sampling types; Sampling decisions; How shall we name them?; Summary; References; Part Three: Approaches to Qualitative Research; 10 Ethnography; The historical perspective; A focus on culture; Ethnographic methods; Ethnography in healthcare; The main features of ethnography; Fieldwork; Doing and writing ethnography
Conflicting or complementary perspectives?Final comment; References; Further reading; 3 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; 4 Ethical Considerations; The basic ethical framework for research; Ethics in qualitative research; Researching one's peers; The research relationship; Research in the researcher's workplace; The role of research ethics committees; Summary; References; Further reading; 5 The Issue of Supervision
Pitfalls and problems
Problematic issues and challenges in interviewingInterviewing through electronic media; Ethical issues in interviewing; Strengths and weaknesses of interviewing; Summary; References; Further reading; 7 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; 8 Focus Groups as Qualitative Research; What is a focus group?; The origin and purpose of focus groups; Sample size and composition
The responsibilities of supervisor and studentWriting and relationships; Practical aspects of supervision; Single or joint supervision; Problems with supervision; Summary; References; Further reading; Part Two: Data Collection; 6 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
Summary: '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
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Preface; About the authors; Acknowledgements; Part One: Introduction to Qualitative Research: Initial Stages; 1 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; 2 The Paradigm Debate: The Place of Qualitative Research; Theoretical frameworks and ontological position; The paradigm debate

Conducting focus group interviewsAnalysing and reporting focus group data; Advantages and limitations of focus groups; Critical comments on focus group interviewsin healthcare; Summary; References; Further reading; 9 Sampling and Site Selection; Purposeful (or purposive) sampling; Sampling types; Sampling decisions; How shall we name them?; Summary; References; Part Three: Approaches to Qualitative Research; 10 Ethnography; The historical perspective; A focus on culture; Ethnographic methods; Ethnography in healthcare; The main features of ethnography; Fieldwork; Doing and writing ethnography

Conflicting or complementary perspectives?Final comment; References; Further reading; 3 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; 4 Ethical Considerations; The basic ethical framework for research; Ethics in qualitative research; Researching one's peers; The research relationship; Research in the researcher's workplace; The role of research ethics committees; Summary; References; Further reading; 5 The Issue of Supervision

Pitfalls and problems

Problematic issues and challenges in interviewingInterviewing through electronic media; Ethical issues in interviewing; Strengths and weaknesses of interviewing; Summary; References; Further reading; 7 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; 8 Focus Groups as Qualitative Research; What is a focus group?; The origin and purpose of focus groups; Sample size and composition

The responsibilities of supervisor and studentWriting and relationships; Practical aspects of supervision; Single or joint supervision; Problems with supervision; Summary; References; Further reading; Part Two: Data Collection; 6 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

'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