`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

Cross-Cultural Research in Health Psychology: Illustrations from Australia

Cross-Cultural Research in Health Psychology: Illustrations from Australia

Cross-cultural research in health psychology: Illustrations from australia

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Lilla Watson

This chapter examines interpersonal abilities relevant to the management of the methodological themes of power, collaboration, emotional dynamics and clarity in the research process. It contributes to ensuring adequate theorization of research methodology so that emotions and research relationships are neither reduced to anecdotal asides in a research write-up, nor ignored and so assumed as background skills to the scientific methods followed, something Devereux (1967) and Selby (1990) warn us against. The chapter acknowledges those debates in psychology which emphasize reflexivity in ...

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