Successful Qualitative Research

This accessible, practical 'how to' guide provides students with a step-by-step toolkit of the why, when and how of qualitative methods, for anyone studying qualitative research or doing a research project.

Author: Virginia Braun

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847875815

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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This accessible, practical 'how to' guide provides students with a step-by-step toolkit of the why, when and how of qualitative methods, for anyone studying qualitative research or doing a research project.

Successful Qualitative Health Research

There has been an increase in the application and status of qualitative research
in healthrelated fields (Dixon-Woods & Fitzpatrick 2001; Thomas, J. et al. 2004).
People working or studying in health-related fields are realising that a familiarity ...

Author: Emily C Hansen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100024654X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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A practical overview for health students and health professionals embarking on an applied research project using a qualitative approach. Successful Qualitative Health Research offers a thorough introduction to the field, written in a very clear and concise fashion. Emphasising the rigorous approach required in health research, it provides a step by step guide to designing a research project using qualitative methods, and to collecting, analysing and presenting different types of data. Hansen provides essential insights into the ideas and arguments underpinning different qualitative methods, and highlights the links between theory and practice. She also explains the importance of choosing the most appropriate form of data analysis. Each chapter features real life examples from experienced researchers from a wide range of health fields. These examples show how researchers have overcome common problems and offer inspiration and guidance. Applied qualitative research is increasingly being used to explore a range of issues in health, both on its own and as an adjunct to quantitative research. This book offers a clear, no-nonsense approach that will be invaluable to students and professionals in nursing, medicine, allied health and public health. 'I strongly recommend this book to all those looking to undertake ethical and rigorous qualitative research in the field of health and health care.' - Dr Jon Adams, Director, Qualitative Research Laboratory, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle 'From thinking about theory to writing for publication, this text covers a massive amount of ground in a fresh and dynamic way. It will enthuse the beginner and refresh the old hand . . .' - Associate Professor Jane Gunn, Research Director, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne

Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology

She is author (with Victoria Clarke) of Successful Qualitative Research: A
Practical Guide for Beginners (Sage). Kerry Chamberlain is Professor of Social
and Health Psychology at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a
critical ...

Author: Poul Rohleder

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137291052

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

View: 896

Why are qualitative methods so important to clinical and health psychology research? How do you decide which methods to use? Can you successfully combine qualitative and quantitative methods? Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology: - Features contributions from world-leading experts in the field; - Includes chapters on issues, methodologies and methods often overlooked in qualitative research books, including psychoanalytic methods and discussions of culture and language; - Uses a wealth of examples from research projects to show you how to apply the theory to real research. This comprehensive textbook is the ideal guide for anybody who wishes to develop their understanding of qualitative methods and to learn how to apply them in clinical and health psychology.

Collecting Qualitative Data

Answering with a resounding 'yes', this book introduces the reader to a wide array of exciting and novel techniques for collecting qualitative data in the social and health sciences.

Author: Virginia Braun

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316849058

Category: Psychology

Page:

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Is there more to qualitative data collection than face-to-face interviews? Answering with a resounding 'yes', this book introduces the reader to a wide array of exciting and novel techniques for collecting qualitative data in the social and health sciences. Collecting Qualitative Data offers a practical and accessible guide to textual, media and virtual methods currently under-utilised within qualitative research. Contributors from a range of disciplines share their experiences of implementing a particular technique, provide step-by-step guidance to using that approach, and highlight both the potential and pitfalls. From gathering blog data to the story completion method to conducting focus groups online, the methods and data types featured in this book are ideally suited to student projects and other time- and resource-limited research. In presenting several innovative ways that data can be collected, new modes of scholarship and new research orientations are opened up to student researchers and established scholars alike.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

Successful re-entry: what differentiates successful and unsuccessful parolees?
International ... Qualitative Methods in Psychology: A Research Guide (2nd edn).
... Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners. London: ...

Author: Carla Willig

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526422840

Category: Psychology

Page: 664

View: 568

One of our bestselling handbooks, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology, is back for a second edition. Since the first edition qualitative research in psychology has been transformed. Responding to this, existing chapters have been updated, and three new chapters introduced on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation and Netnography. With a focus on methodological progress throughout, the chapters are organised into three sections: Section One: Methods Section Two: Perspectives and Techniques Section Three: Applications In the field of psychology and beyond, this handbook will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.

Successful Writing for Qualitative Researchers

Discussing all aspects of translating research into writing, this text should be of use to students, researchers and writers concerned with getting their research written and having it published.

Author: Peter Woods

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415355391

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

View: 578

Discussing all aspects of translating research into writing, this text should be of use to students, researchers and writers concerned with getting their research written and having it published.

Doing a Successful Research Project

This book is a straightforward, user-friendly guide on how to manage your research project successfully - akin to having a tutor at your side.

Author: Martin Brett Davies

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137306505

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 640

Carrying out a research project is a daunting task, presenting you with deadline anxieties, unfamiliar language and practical dilemmas. This book is a straightforward, user-friendly guide on how to manage your research project successfully - akin to having a tutor at your side. Doing a Successful Research Project: • offers an accessible introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods • takes you through the entire research process from planning to write-up • includes extensive real-life examples of good and bad research practice The second edition of this no-nonsense textbook, containing further discussion of internet-based research methods, research ethics and more, provides students with the self-discipline and the confidence to conduct their own research projects, whatever discipline they are from, and also the understanding required to identify the advantages and disadvantages of different strategies.

Qualitative Research

This title provides a one-stop resource for all those approaching qualitative research for the first time, as well as those revisiting core concepts and issues.

Author: Maggi Savin-Baden

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780415674782

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 569

View: 544

Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practiceprovides a one-stop resource for all those approaching qualitative research for the first time, as well as those revisiting core concepts and issues. It presents a comprehensive overview of this rapidly developing field of inquiry, cleverly combined with practical, hands-on advice on how to conduct a successful qualitative study. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the authors break through difficult terminology to guide readers through the choices they will face during research design, implementation, and beyond. Each chapter is then brought to life by an array of relevant, real-life examples from expert researchers around the globe. Divided into seven sections, this unique text covers: Considering perspectives Acknowledging a position Framing the study Choosing a research approach Collecting data Working with data and findings Writing about the research A dedicated companion website offers a whole host of additional teaching and learning resources, including additional chapters on publishing qualitative research, sample lesson plans and activities, further case studies, and much more. From the foundations of the subject through to its application in practice, Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practiceis an indispensable companion for qualitative researchers worldwide.

Doing Qualitative Research

Filled with exercises to test your understanding and develop your skills, as well as David's own tips for research success based on years of experience, this book is essential reading for anyone doing qualitative research.

Author: David Silverman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446289206

Category: Reference

Page: 488

View: 301

In the fourth edition of his best-selling textbook, David Silverman provides a step-by-step guide to planning and conducting qualitative research. Using real examples from real postgraduate students, the book makes it easy to link theory to methods and shows how to move from understanding the principles of qualitative research to doing it yourself. The new edition has been fully updated and now includes: - a brand new chapter on formulating a research question appropriate for qualitative research - an expanded discussion of the role of theory in research - extended discussion of case study research and the number of cases needed for effective qualitative research - further coverage of focus groups and analysing internet data - new student examples from around the world - a new section on the common pitfalls encountered in qualitative research - an expanded companion website with more student examples and videos. Filled with exercises to test your understanding and develop your skills, as well as David's own tips for research success based on years of experience, this book is essential reading for anyone doing qualitative research. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Synthesizing Qualitative and Quantitative Health Evidence

Catherine Pope and Nicholas Mays previously edited the highly successful
Qualitative Research in Health Care (3rd edition 2006, Blackwell Publishing) and
Nicholas and Jennie Popay collaborated in writing the chapter on synthesizing ...

Author: Catherine Pope

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335230156

Category: Medical

Page: 210

View: 118

Every year a vast number of research studies and a myriad of other forms of 'evidence' are produced that have potential to inform policy and practice. Synthesis provides a way of bringing together diverse kinds of evidence to bridge the so called 'gap' between evidence and policy. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the range of approaches and methods available for synthesising qualitative and quantitative evidence and a detailed explanation of why this is important. It does this by: Looking at the different types of review and examining the place of synthesis in reviews for policy and management decision making Describing the process of conducting and interpreting syntheses Suggesting questions which can be used to assess the quality of a synthesis Synthesising Qualitative and Quantitative Health Evidence is essential reading for students and professional researchers who need to assemble and synthesise findings and insights from multiple sources. It is also relevant to policy makers and practitioners in the field of health, and those working in other areas of social and public policy.

An Introduction to Qualitative Research

articulate the different types of research questions from which you should choose
one for your project. If you want to start your qualitative study, a first and central
step, and one that essentially determines success in qualitative research but ...

Author: Uwe Flick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412911467

Category: Social Science

Page: 443

View: 982

This Third Edition of Uwe Flick's bestselling textbook has been fully revised, expanded, and updated but retains all of the student-friendly elements and carefully structured qualities of the previous edition. This new edition will ensure that An Introduction to Qualitative Research preserves its status as the essential introductory text for all students of qualitative research. Six new chapters have been added and updated discussions and references are incorporated throughout the text. Additional features to this edition include chapter overviews, case studies, lists of key points and end-of-chapter exercises.

A teacher s guide to classroom research

This is an area where teacher research in particular, and qualitative research in
general, has traditionally not been conspicuously successful. Qualitative
research procedures (i.e. where the emphasis is on expressing one's data and ...

Author: David Hopkins

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335264697

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 439


Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Marketing

4) Most advice on how to enhance interactions between researchers and
informants homes in on two issues: gaining ... Compared to 'more formal and
socially distant methods', qualitative research is heavily dependent upon
successful social ...

Author: Russell W. Belk

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1847204120

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 131

A rare and much needed compilation of some thought-provoking papers in the area of qualitative research in marketing, this book is a must have for anyone pursuing the discipline of marketing research, scholars intent on the pursuit of qualitative inquiry as well as practising professionals looking for innovative approaches to research. Global Business Review Belk has compiled an exhaustive collection of contributions from scholars and practitioners throughout North America and Europe. . . . This extremely informative volume spans the full array of qualitative research areas. . . . Highly recommended. S.D. Clark, Choice The Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Marketing offers both basic and advanced treatments intended to serve academics, students, and marketing research professionals. The 42 chapters begin with a history of qualitative methods in marketing by Sidney Levy and continue with detailed discussions of current thought and practice in: research paradigms such as grounded theory and semiotics research contexts such as advertising and brands data collection methods such as projectives and netnography data analysis methods such as metaphoric and visual analyses presentation topics such as videography and reflexivity applications such as ZMET applied to Broadway plays and depth interviews with executives special issues such as multi-sited ethnography and research on sensitive topics. Authors include leading scholars and practitioners from North America and Europe. They draw on a wealth of experience using well-established as well as emerging qualitative research methods. The result is a thorough, timely, and useful Handbook that will educate, inspire, and serve as standard reference for marketing academics and practitioners alike.

Doing Qualitative Research

David Silverman's seminal Doing Qualitative Research can justifiably claim to be `the supervisor in your pocket' for all PhD and Masters students embarking on their own qualitative research project.

Author: David Silverman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412901970

Category: Social Science

Page: 395

View: 140

David Silverman's seminal Doing Qualitative Research can justifiably claim to be `the supervisor in your pocket' for all PhD and Masters students embarking on their own qualitative research project. This hugely popular textbook has been fully revised and updated and is one of the few books available that can claim to be essential reading for anyone planning their own research project. Written in a lively, accessible style, this step-by-step guide provides answers to all the questions students ask when beginning their first research project. Silverman demonstrates how to learn the craft of qualitative research by applying knowledge about different methods to actual data. He provides practical advice on key issues, such as: defining `originality' and narrowing down a topic; keeping a research diary and writing a research report; and presenting research to different audiences. Features of Doing Qualitative Research: Second Edition include: - six new chapters - case studies of students' own experiential accounts of doing research - essential guidance on practical issues such as working with your supervisor or writing up your research - end-of-chapter 'researcher's checklists' - a range of examples from across the full range of social science disciplines, including sociology, education, health studies and business studies - the latest discussions of CAQDAS and E-research - an all new and extended methods glossary Doing Qualitative Research: Second Edition retains Silverman's uniquely accessible, hands-on style, walking the student through every aspect of the process of actually doing a qualitative research project. Packed with case studies and examples of students' experiences, the book has many features to aid study, including overviews, summaries of key skills and a glossary of terms. Each stage in the research process is grounded in worked examples based on the experiences of real students, with exercises designed both to test readers' knowledge and to encourage the development of practical skills.

The Beginner s Guide to Doing Qualitative Research

research from this perspective gave way to a deeper appreciation of the method.
Iwas able to complete ... Plan B quickly materialized with the café providing
everything for a successful initiation into qualitative research. I guess the
possibility ...

Author: Erin Horvat

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772984

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This book provides theoretically grounded, real-world advice for students beginning to learn how to conduct qualitative research. Drawing on the authors extensive experience teaching qualitative methods, the text uses students questions and concerns as an organizational framework. Unlike many textbooks, this one provides students with an inside view into the most common dilemmas and challenges they will face as they start doing research. This easy-to-use book addresses the key phases of any ethnographic projectfrom beginning a project and defining its aims, to data collection, analysis, writing, and reporting results. While designed specifically for beginners, seasoned qualitative researchers will find useful insights, helpful tips, and new ways of thinking about qualitative research.

Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Development Projects

1 Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative
Research Michael Bamberger1 There is a growing ... quantitative and qualitative
research methods in development work is widely acknowledged, but the
successful ...

Author: Michael Bamberger

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821344316

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

View: 195

A report based on a workshop held in 1998 at which outside research specialists and World Bank staff discussed the importance of integrating quantitative and qualitative research methods and reviewed experiences in the use of mixed method approaches in Bank research and project design.

Clinical Education in the Health Professions

Teaching & teacher education 11:229–241 Frye A, Hollingsworth M, Wymer A,
Hinds A 1997 A qualitative study of faculty techniques for giving ... Qualitative
Enquiry 10(2):261–280 Hansen E 2006 Successful qualitative health research.

Author: Clare Delany

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072957900X

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 690

Clinical settings are dynamic educational spaces that present both opportunities and barriers to learning and teaching. Designed to inform, challenge and educate health professionals about the evidence underpinning clinical education practices and outcomes, this multi-disciplinary book brings together important concepts in healthcare education and addresses context and processes of learning, professional identity and socialisation, feedback and assessment, ethics, and inter-professional education. The authors encourage teaching and learning practices based on research findings, expertise and innovation, and the development of individual teaching methods and styles from a theoretical base that provides relevant principles, direction and support. With clear links between theory, research and practice, collaboration from a broad range of clinical disciplines, and models for learning and teaching grounded in empirical research, Clinical Education in the Health Professions will become a standard reference for all health professionals and educators. examines patterns of practice in clinical education in the health professions, using a qualitative research focus identifies the roles of university and clinical educators, students, peers and patients in clinical education highlights implicit tensions in clinical education practice and presents strategies to identify and address such tensions challenges the reader to consider new approaches to clinical education that may optimise students’ learning and enculturation into the health professions Despite claims that clinical education lies at the heart of health care education, little empirical research has explored what constitutes effectiveness in clinical teaching and learning. This book draws on the research, ideas and expertise of researchers who have observed and researched different aspects of clinical education. Their research has spanned clinical education topics including professional identity and socialisation, assessment and feedback, pedagogical methods, clinical reasoning, dealing with ambiguity, dealing with diversity and interprofessional education. This book has been designed to synthesise empirical clinical education research and ideas about the context, value, processes and outcomes of clinical education. Each chapter presents a research based facet of clinical education as a platform from which knowledge and future research in clinical education can occur. The authors entice the reader to reconceptualise facets of their own teaching and learning practices based on research findings, expertise and innovation.

Meta Study of Qualitative Health Research

A Practical Guide to Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis Barbara L. Paterson,
Sally E. Thorne, Connie Canam, Carol Jillings ... than currently available to us
and that some of the theorizing may derive from the knowledge acquired through
qualitative research . ... We do believe , however , that the key to a successful
meta - synthesis effort lies in recognizing that small gains can be as important as
larger ...

Author: Barbara L. Paterson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761924159

Category: Medical

Page: 162

View: 922

This title provides step-by-step directions for how to conduct a meta-study, as well as recommendations for tools and standards for the application of this approach.

Using Qualitative Research in Advertising

For all of us, our interest in qualitative research extends back at least to our
doctoral studies. And, given ... It was a situation that perplexed us as we were
positive that understanding consumers was key to creating successful campaigns
, and ...

Author: Margaret A. Morrison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412987245

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 655

This Second Edition remains the only book to discuss both theory and application of qualitative research techniques to inspire great advertising and build strong brands. Using a step-by-step approach created for students considering advertising careers and for those currently working in the advertising industry, this book explains what qualitative research techniques are designed to do. The text describes how these techniques aid in uncovering insights useful for advertising strategy development, creative development, and post-campaign evaluation. Practical information and discussions on interviewing, projective techniques, focus groups, and online/social media applications positioned within a theoretical context illustrate the value of qualitative research in the real world.

Researching Social Life

Key to successful qualitative analysis is the need to become thoroughly familiar
with the data and to devise a practical system that enables rigorous comparison
to be made between interviews while retaining the context of data within each ...

Author: Nigel Gilbert

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144620488X

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 554

`This new edition of this excellent guide maintains the standard of the original whilst taking full account of developments in both methodological discussion and the techniques of social research. The organization of the text around the research process is a great strength of the text' - David Byrne, University of Durham Preview the Third Edition's opening chapter and guide to its teaching and learning features designed to stimulate student engagement with the content here The Third Edition of Nigel Gilbert's hugely successful Researching Social Life covers the whole range of methods from quantitative to qualitative in a down-to-earth and unthreatening manner. Gilbert's text offers the best coverage of the full scope of research methods of any of the leading textbooks in the field, making this an essential text for any student starting a research methods course or doing a research project. This thoroughly revised text is driven by the expertise of a writing team comprised of internationally-renowned experts in the field. New to the Third Edition are chapters on: - Searching and Reviewing the Literature - Refining the Question - Grounded Theory and Inductive Research - Mixed Methods - Participatory Action Research - Virtual Methods - Narrative Analysis A number of useful features, such as worked examples, case studies, discussion questions, project ideas and checklists are included throughout the book to help those new to research to engage with the material. Researching Social Life follows the 'life cycle' of a typical research project, from initial conception through to eventual publication. Its breadth and depth of coverage make this an indispensable must-have textbook for students on social research methods courses in any discipline.