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.
- Section A Contributions of Qualitative Research
- 1 There's More to Dying than Death: Qualitative Research on the End-of-Life
- 2 Healer–Patient Interaction: New Mediations in Clinical Relationships
- 3 Qualitative Contributions to the Study of Health Professions and their Work
- 4 Why Use Qualitative Methods to Study Health Care Organizations? Insights from Multi-level Case Studies
- 5 How Country Matters: Studying Health Policy in a Comparative Perspective
- 6 Exploring Social Inequalities in Health: the Importance of Thinking Qualitatively
- Section B Theory
- 7 Theory Matters in Qualitative Health Research
- 8 Ethnographic Approaches to Health and Development Research: the Contributions of Anthropology
- 9 What is Grounded Theory and Where Does it Come From?
- 10 Qualitative Methods from Psychology
- 11 Conversation Analysis and Ethnomethodology: the Centrality of Interaction
- 12 Phenomenology
- 13 Studying Organizations: the Revival of Institutionalism
- 14 History and Social Change in Health and Medicine
- Section C Collecting and Analyzing Data
- 15 Qualitative Research Review and Synthesis
- 16 Qualitative Interviewing Techniques and Styles
- 17 Focus groups
- 18 Fieldwork and Participant Observation
- 19 Video-based Conversation Analysis
- 20 Practising Discourse Analysis in Healthcare Settings
- 21 Documents in Health Research
- 22 Participatory Action Research: Theoretical Perspectives on the Challenges of Researching Action
- 23 Qualitative Research in Programme Evaluation
- 24 Autoethnography: Making Sense of Personal Illness Journeys
- 25 Institutional Ethnography
- 26 Visual Methods for Collecting and Analysing Data
- 27 Keyword Analysis: A New Tool for Qualitative Research
- Section D Issues in Qualitative Health Research
- 28 Recognizing Quality in Qualitative Research
- 29 Mixed Methods Involving Qualitative Research
- 30 A Practical Guide to Research Ethics
- 31 Using Qualitative Research Methods to Inform Health Policy: the Case of Public Deliberation
- 32 Cross National Qualitative Health Research
- Section E Applying Qualitative Methods
- 33 Researching Reproduction Qualitatively: Intersections of Personal and Political
- 34 Understanding the Shaping, Incorporation and Coordination of Health Technologies through Qualitative Research
- 35 Transgressive Pleasures: Undertaking Qualitative Research in the Radsex Domain
- 36 The Challenges and Opportunities of Qualitative Health Research with Children
- 37 The Dilemmas of Advocacy: the Paradox of Giving in Disability Research
- 38 Qualitative Approaches for Studying Environmental Health