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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research by Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
  

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research

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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research by Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research 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. - A section exploring issues relevant to the strategic place of qualitative research in health care environments. The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research is an invaluable source of reference for all students, researchers and practitioners with a background in the health professions or health sciences.

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The demand for high-quality, evidence-based health care represents a paradigm shift in health research, which this handbook explores. Essays focus on a wide range of topics within qualitative research investigation, including the philosophy of science, chaos theory, bioethics, reliability and validity issues, levels of research, and mixed methods approaches. With this volume, the editors--all internationally recognized experts in the social sciences--offer a valuable educational tool for instructors at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. -- S. Williams


About the Author

I work as a freelance sociologist through my company, Dingwall Enterprises, providing consultancy, research and writing. I have a part-time position at Nottingham Trent University and continuing consultancy relationships with the RCUK Horizon Digital Economy Hub and the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH). I am currently working on public engagement issues in bioenergy for BBSRC and in transport and climate change on an EPSRC project, and editing Symbolic Interaction for the SSSI. This now has a website with the new publishers, Wiley-Blackwell: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291533-8665

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Book Info

Publication date

25th March 2013

Author

Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Format

Paperback
786 pages

Categories

Medical research

ISBN

9781446270431

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