Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare

Editor/Author Holloway, Immy and Galvin, Kathleen
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $47.99
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ISBN: 978-1-11-887449-3
Category: Health & Medicine - Nursing
Book Status: Available
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Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare is an invaluable resource for those who carry out qualitative research in the healthcare arena.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Part One: Introduction to Qualitative Research: Starting Out
  • 1 The Main Features and Uses of Qualitative Research
  • What is qualitative research?
  • The characteristics of qualitative research
  • The place of theory in qualitative research
  • The use 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
  • 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 Issues
  • 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 Supervision of Qualitative Research
  • The responsibilities of supervisor and student
  • Writing and relationships
  • Practical aspects of supervision
  • Single or joint supervision
  • Problems with supervision
  • Summary
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • Part Two: Data Collection and Sampling
  • 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
  • Problematic issues and challenges in interviewing
  • Interviewing 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
  • Conducting focus group interviews
  • Analysing and reporting focus group data
  • Advantages and limitations of focus groups
  • Critical comments on focus group interviews in healthcare
  • Summary
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • 9 Sampling Strategies
  • Sampling decisions
  • Purposeful (or purposive) sampling
  • A variety of sampling types
  • Giving a label to the participants
  • Summary
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • Part Three: Approaches in Qualitative Research
  • 10 Ethnography
  • The development of ethnography
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Ethnography in healthcare
  • The main features of ethnography
  • Fieldwork
  • Doing and writing ethnography
  • Pitfalls and problems
  • Summary
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • 11 Grounded Theory
  • History and origin
  • The main features of grounded theory
  • Data collection, theoretical sampling and analysis
  • Pitfalls and problems
  • Glaser's critique and further development
  • Constructivist grounded theory
  • Which approach for the health researcher?
  • Summary
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • 12 Narrative Inquiry
  • The nature of narrative and story
  • Narrative research
  • Illness narratives
  • Narrative interviewing
  • Narrative analysis
  • Problematic issues
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • 13 Phenomenology
  • Intentionality and the early stages of phenomenology
  • Schools of phenomenology
  • The phenomenological research process: doing phenomenology
  • Phenomenology and health research
  • Choice of approach: descriptive or interpretive phenomenology
  • Procedures for data collection and analysis
  • Summary
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • 14 Action Research
  • The origins of action research
  • Action research in healthcare
  • The main features of action research
  • Practical steps
  • Trustworthiness in AR
  • Problems and critique
  • Summary
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • 15 Additional Approaches
  • Case Study Research (CSR)
  • Overview
  • Features and purpose of case study research
  • Conversation analysis
  • Critical incident technique
  • Discourse analysis
  • Performative social science
  • Summary
  • References
  • 16 Mixing Methods
  • The nature of mixed methods studies
  • Doing mixed methods research
  • Types of mixed methods research
  • The place and purpose of the literature
  • Triangulation
  • Critique of MMR
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • Part Four: Data Analysis and Completion
  • 17 Data Analysis: Procedures, Practices and Use of Computers
  • Coding and categorising
  • Problems of QDA
  • Computer-aided analysis of qualitative data
  • Summary
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • 18 Establishing Quality: Trustworthiness and Validity
  • Quality
  • An alternative perspective: trustworthiness
  • Strategies to ensure trustworthiness
  • Quality and creativity
  • Summary
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • 19 Writing up Qualitative Research
  • The research account
  • Use of the first person
  • The format of the report
  • Introduction
  • Critical assessment and evaluation
  • Guide to research evaluation
  • Publishing and presenting the research
  • Summary
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • Final Note
  • Glossary