You are here

Resources to help you teach online

See our resources page for information, support and best practices.

Due to the current restrictions in place, our inspection copy policy has changed. Please refer to our updated inspection copy policy for details.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

Edited by:

July 2012 | 664 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology provides comprehensive coverage of the qualitative methods, strategies and research issues in psychology, combining 'how-to-do-it' summaries with an examination of historical and theoretical foundations. Examples from recent research are used to illustrate how each method has been applied, the data analysed and insights gained. Chapters provide a 'state of the art' review, take stock of what's been achieved so far and map trajectories for future developments. As such, the book will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.

The Handbook is divided into three main sections.

Part 1: Methods contains fourteen chapters on methodological approaches, ranging from established ones like Ethnography and Grounded Theory to more recent ones such as Memory Work.

Part 2: Perspectives & Techniques includes chapters on Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research, key alternative standpoints such as Feminism, the use of computer technologies and the internet in qualitative research.

Part 3: Applications reviews qualitative methods applied to13 sub-disciplines ranging from Cognitive to Post-colonial Psychology.

Christine Griffin & Andrew Bengry-Howell
Carolyn Kagan, Mark Burton & Asiya Siddiquee
Action Research
Celia Kitzinger & Sue Wilkinson
Conversation Analysis
Sally Wiggins & Jonathan Potter
Discursive Psychology
Michael Arribas-Ayllon & Valerie Walkerdine
Foucauldian Discourse Analysis
Stephen Frosh & Lisa Saville Young
Psychoanalytic Approaches TO Qualitative Psychology
Niamh Stephenson & Susan Kippax
Memory Work
David Hiles &Ivo Cermák
Narrative Psychology
Amedeo Giorgi & Barbro Giorgi
Phenomenological Psychology
Virginia Eatough & Jonathan A. Smith
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Uwe Flick & Juliet Foster
Social Representations
Paul Stenner, Simon Watts & Marcia Worrell
Q Methodology
Kathy Charmaz & Karen Henwood
Grounded Theory
Svend Brinkmann & Steinar Kvale
Ethics in Qualitative Research
Mary Gergen
Qualitative Methods in Feminist Psychology
Paula Reavey & Katherine Johnson
Visual Approaches
Using and Interpreting Images

Alison Evans, Dick Wiggins & Jonathan Elford
Using the Internet for Qualitative Research
Christina Silver & Nigel Fielding
Using Computer Packages in Qualitative Research
Lucy Yardley & Felicity Bishop
Mixing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
A Pragmatic Approach

Steve Brown & Abigail Locke
Social Psychology
Kerry Chamberlain & Michael Murray
Health Psychology
Erica Burman
Developmental Psychology
Dave Harper
Clinical Psychology
Joseph G. Ponterotto, Geena Kuriakose & Yevgeniya Granovskaya
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Andy Miller, Victorial Hobley, Lisa DeSouza & Tom Billington
Educational Psychology
Jo Silvester
Work and Organizational Psychology
Peter Banister
Forensic Psychology
Carrie E. Hanlin, Kimberly Bess, Patricia Conway,Scotney D. Evans, Diana McCown, Isaac Prilleltensky & Douglas D. Perkins
Community Psychology
Leslie Swartz & Poul Rohleder
Cultural Psychology
Thomas C. Ormerod & Linden J. Ball
Cognitive Psychology
Catriona McCloud & Sunil Bhatia
Postcolonialism and Psychology
Wendy Stainton Rogers & Carla Willig
Review and Prospect

'Every psychology department and university library should have a neat row of copies of this impressive handbook...this is one of those rare books that manage to surpass their blurb - no mean feat: "All of the chapters offer a state of the art review of the area concerned, evaluate achievements to date and map trajectories for future research'. I couldn't agree more!'
Toni Brennan
Psychology: Learning & Teaching

'Every psychology department and university library should have a neat row of copies of this impressive handbook...this is one of those rare books that manage to surpass their blurb - no mean feat: "All of the chapters offer a state of the art review of the area concerned, evaluate achievements to date and map trajectories for future research'. I couldn't agree more!'
Toni Brennan
Psychology: Learning & Teaching

B.J. Lovett
Elmira College
CHOICE magazine

A classic text in psychological research.

Dr Daphne Josselin
Department of Psychology, City University
January 11, 2016

It is an excellent book on advanced level metods teaching

Dr Petra Sundell Boström
Department of Psychology, Univ. of Gothenburg
September 22, 2015

This book is a masterpiece, containing an incredibly wide and detailed presentation of the qualitative methods in psychology. A comprehensive handbook that should be available in every School of Psychology.

Dr Anna Zoli
Health and Life Sciences, York St John University
September 14, 2015

The book is an essential and outstanding guide for trainee and qualified psychology researchers.

Dr catherine athanasiadou-lewis
Faculty of Life Sciences, London Metropolitan University
September 4, 2015

To advanced for this level

Mrs Sherran Milton
School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University
May 20, 2015

Very good resource for anyone interested in qualitative research.

Miss Philippa Laskey
Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria
January 7, 2015

A first class introduction to research methods

Dr Liz Ballinger
Counselor Education , University of manchester
April 8, 2014

Very informative and students enjoyed the content of the chapters. I am using it again in my module this term and next!

Dr Jessica Jones Nielsen
Department of Psychology, City University
January 13, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

For instructors

This book is not available as an inspection copy. For more information contact your local sales representative.

Select a Purchasing Option

Order from:

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.

SAGE Knowledge brings together high-quality content from across our imprints, including CQ Press and Corwin titles.

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

With SAGE Research Methods, researchers can explore their chosen method across the depth and breadth of content, expanding or refining their search as needed; read online, print, or email full-text content; utilize suggested related methods and links to related authors from SAGE Research Methods' robust library and unique features; and even share their own collections of content through Methods Lists. SAGE Research Methods contains content from over 720 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire “Little Green Book,” and "Little Blue Book” series, two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles, and specially commissioned videos.