2nd Edition

Interpretive Description Qualitative Research for Applied Practice

By Sally Thorne Copyright 2016
    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    336 Pages
    by Routledge

     The first edition of Interpretive Description established itself as the key resource for novice and intermediate level researchers in applied settings for conducting a qualitative research project with practical outcomes. In the second edition, leading qualitative researcher Sally Thorne retains the clear, straightforward guidance for researchers and students in health, social service, mental health, and related fields. This new edition includes additional material on knowledge synthesis and integration, evidence-based practice, and data analysis. In addition, this book

    • takes the reader through the qualitative research process, from research design through fieldwork, analysis, interpretation, and application of the results;
    • provides numerous examples from a variety of applied fields to show research in action;
    • uses an accessible style and affordable price to be the ideal book for teaching qualitative research in clinical and applied disciplines.


    PART ONE: INTERPRETIVE DESCRIPTION IN THEORY One: Introduction: Qualitative Research in the Applied Disciplines // Two: Cultivating Questions in the Clinical Field // Three: Scaffolding a Study // Four: Framing a Study Design // Five: Strategizing a Credible Study

    PART TWO: INTERPRETIVE DESCRIPTION IN PROCESS Six: Entering the Field // Seven: Constructing Data // Eight: Making Sense of Data // Nine: Conceptualizing Findings // Ten: Writing Findings

    PART THREE: INTERPRETIVE DESCRIPTION IN CONTEXT Eleven: Making Sense of Findings // Twelve: Disseminating Knowledge // Thirteen: Enhancing Credibility // Fourteen: Advancing Evidence with Interpretive Description


    About the Author


    Sally Thorne