Qualitative Methods in Health Research

Bourgeault, Dingwall & de Vries (2010)

This book is a comprehensive and authoritative source on qualitative research methods. The Handbook compiles accessible yet vigorous academic contributions by respected academics from the fast-growing field of qualitative methods in health research and consists of: a series of case studies in the ways in which qualitative methods have contributed to the development of thinking in fields relevant to policy and practice in health care; a section examining the main theoretical sources drawn on by qualitative researchers; a section on specific techniques for the collection of data; and, a section exploring issues relevant to the strategic place of qualitative research in health care environments. The publication is an invaluable source of reference for all students, researchers and practitioners with a background in the health professions or health sciences.