Qualitative Methods for Health Research
- Judith Green - Exeter University, UK
- Nicki Thorogood - Independent Academic
Health Research Methods | Nursing Research | Public Health Research Methods
Packed with practical advice and research quick tips, this book is the perfect companion to your health research project. It not only explains the theory of qualitative health research so you can interpret the studies of others, but also showcases how to approach, start, maintain, and disseminate your own research.
It will help you:
- Understand the role of the researcher
- Develop an effective research proposal
- Seek ethical approval
- Conduct interviews, observational studies, mixed methods, and web-based designs
- Use secondary and digital sources
- Code, manage, and analyse data
- Write up your results
Whether you are studying public health, sports medicine, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, or another health discipline, the authors will be your surrogate supervisors and guide you through evaluating or undertaking any type of health research.
This book is the clear and extensive introduction to qualitative health research. It is useful for all under and post graduate students, and even for PhDs with quantitative background.
A thoughtful, thorough and readable account of the history and current practice of qualitative research in health.
An enormously helpful resource for anyone interested in interpreting and conducting qualitative health research. In addition to describing complex social theory in an easily digestible style, it also provides a practical ‘how to’ guide for all the stages of qualitative data collection, analysis and dissemination. Filled with useful examples, it brings qualitative health research to life in a way that is both engaging and highly accessible. It is a must read for students and experienced scholars alike!
This new edition of Green and Thorogood’s excellent textbook should be required reading for health professionals considering undertaking qualitative research. Along with a practical introduction to the theory and methods of qualitative research, this revised edition expands on the importance of theory for qualitative research, the use of secondary sources and digital methods in data collection and the integration of methods, disciplines and designs within research. It continues to be a core text for any qualitative methods training for students in health and related disciplines.
Very good basic introduction, focus on ethnography and observation as essential qual. research designs/methods. Great book also for nursing science students.
This is an great resource for students undertaking qualitative methods for the first time. Additionally, it provides a great go-to for those further along in their use of these methods.
An informative introduction to qualitative research with practical advice and real-world examples.
An excellent resource for graduate and post graduate students in health research.
Added to my reading list for three modules-like the clear writing style, and 'how to' guides-useful for both undergraduate and post graduate students
I enjoyed reading this. Its an excellent practical book that helped organise and conduct qualitative research, safe in the knowledge that the project would be robust and credible. It also serves a s a useful reference for supervision.