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`This book constitutes a valuable resource for postgraduate students and researchers. Most.... of the chapters succeed in providing a clear and comprehensive introduction to the various approaches and//or methods, thus enabling the reader to make an informed decision about whether or not they wish to pursue the topic further. The book as a whole is also very well referenced and this makes it a source of essential information for students and researchers with an interest in qualitative health psychology' - Health Psychology Update This book explains the role of qualitative research within health psychology. Theories and methods from a qualitative perspective are highly varied but, in general, differ from the po

Qualitative Research in the Field of Death and Dying
Qualitative research in the field of death and dying
R.Glynn Owens and SheilaPayne

The notions of ‘qualitative research’ or ‘qualitative methodology’ have been considered in at least two related but distinct ways in psychology, a distinction which is also apparent in considering psychological research in the field of death and dying. In a simple sense, any research which uses non-numerical data – which is concerned with language, words, meanings, etc. – can be considered to be qualitative. In this sense, qualitative research is defined by exclusion, as being that research which is not concerned with quantitative measures; no particular philosophical or theoretical underpinning is necessarily implied, and such an approach is essentially seen as extending and complementing traditional ...

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