1st Edition

Qualitative Research in the Health Sciences Methodologies, Methods and Processes

By Bev Taylor, Karen Francis Copyright 2013
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    There is a growing interest in, and acceptance of, qualitative research approaches in the health science disciplines, both as standalone methodologies and integrated with quantitative designs in mixed methods approaches. This comprehensive text provides deeper knowledge and application of a wide range of methodologies, methods and processes, enabling readers to develop their qualitative research skills.

    Divided into two parts, focusing first on methodologies and then on methods and processes, the text also includes revision of essential aspects of quantitative research as they apply to mixed methods research and a discussion of the uptake of qualitative research in the health sciences.

    The methodologies covered include: Grounded Theory; Historical Research; Ethnography; Phenomenology; Narrative Inquiry; Case Study Research; Critical Ethnography; Action Research and Mixed Methods.

    The methods and processes covered include: Interviewing and Analysis; Group Work and Analysis; Narrative Analysis; Discourse Analysis.

    Using accessible language to help extend readers’ practical research skills, this is a thorough and reliable text to guide advanced students and researchers from all health-related disciplines – including nursing, midwifery, public health and physiotherapy – to the best use of qualitative research.

    Part 1: Methodologies  1. Introduction  Beverley Taylor  2. Grounded Theory  Beverley Taylor  3. Historical Research  Karen Francis  4. Ethnography  Karen Francis  5. Phenomenology  Beverley Taylor  6. Narrative Inquiry  Beverley Taylor  7. Case Study Research  Beverley Taylor  8. Feminisms  Beverley Taylor  9. Action Research  Karen Francis  10. Mixed Methods Research  Beverley Taylor  Part 2: Methods and Processes  11. Introduction  Beverley Taylor  12. Interviewing And Analysis  Beverley Taylor  13. Group Work and Analysis  Beverley Taylor  14. Narrative Analysis  Beverley Taylor  15. Discourse Analysis  Karen Francis  16. Creative Forms Of Qualitative Data Collection & Analysis  Beverley Taylor  17. Uptake of Qualitative Research in Health Sciences  Karen Francis


    Bev Taylor is Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Australia.

    Karen Francis is Professor and Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health, Charles Sturt University, Australia.

    '...a well-written guide to the basics of qualitative research methodologies and the process of data collection and analysis. Those wanting a nuts-and-bolts overview of qualitative research and how it can be utilized in the health sciences will be pleased with this logical, clear introduction to the subject. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic and professional libraries.' – C.A. Collins, in CHOICE, March 2014

    'A useful guide for those new to research, as well as clinical and academic staff looking to develop or refresh their knowledge of qualitative methodologies.' Nursing Standard