Now in its fourth edition, this concise, accessible, and authoritative introduction to conducting and interpreting qualitative research in the health care field has been fully revised and updated.
Continuing to introduce the core qualitative methods for data collection and analysis, this new edition also features chapters covering newer methods which are becoming more widely used in the health research field; examining the role of theory, the analysis of virtual and digital data, and advances in participatory approaches to research.
Qualitative Research in Health Care, 4th Edition looks at the interface between qualitative and quantitative research in primary mixed method studies, case study research, and secondary analysis and evidence synthesis. The book further offers chapters covering: different research designs, ethical issues in qualitative research; interview, focus group and observational methods; and documentary and conversation analysis.
A succinct, and practical guide quickly conveying the essentials of qualitative research
Updated with chapters on new and increasingly used methods of data collection including digital and web research
Features new examples and up-to-date references and further reading
The fourth edition of Qualitative Research in Health Care is relevant to health care professionals, researchers and students in health and related disciplines.