Qualitative research design is continually evolving. It is not only more established in disciplines beyond the traditional social sciences in which it is a standard choice, but also just as impacted by the changes in what data, technologies, and approaches researchers are using. This Handbook takes readers through the foundational theories, functions, strategies, and approaches to qualitative research design, before showcasing how it negotiates different data and research environments and produces credible, actionable impact beyond the study. Containing contributions from over 90 top scholars from a range of social science disciplines, this Handbook is not just an anthology of different qualitative research designs and how/when to use them; it is a complete exploration of how and why these designs are shaped and how, why, and into what they are evolving. This is a valuable resource for Master's and PhD level students, faculty members, and researchers across a wide range of disciplines such as health, nursing, psychology, social work, sociology, and education. Volume One: Part I: Concepts of Designing Designs in Qualitative Research; Part 2: Theories and Epistemological Contexts of Designing Qualitative Research; Part 3: Elements of Designing Qualitative Research; Part 4: Basic Designs and Research Strategies in Qualitative Research; and Part 5: Mixing Methods in Designing Qualitative Research. Volume Two: Part 6: Designing Qualitative Research for Specific Kinds of Data; Part 7: Designing Qualitative Online and Multimodal Research; Part 8: Designing Qualitative Research for Specific Groups and Areas; Part 9: Designing Qualitative Research in Disciplinary Fields; and Part 10: Designing Qualitative Research for Impact.

Intersecting Identities in Healthcare Research

Intersecting identities in health care research
Jo Angouri Polina Mesinioti Rumaisa Banatwalla Georgios K. Dimitriadis


Social categories, such as gender (see Hawkey and Ussher, Chapter 11, this Handbook), age (see Craciun, Chapter 57, this Handbook), ethnicity and profession, carry significant social meanings and moral value – what is considered normatively good/bad/ethical and so on in a given sociocultural context. They are associated with hegemonic ideologies that circulate at societal level and constitute the all-powerful ‘common sense’ (in Bourdieu's doxa, the beliefs under which ‘the natural and social world appears as self-evident', (1977: 156)). When category labels are used to describe individuals, this is not a neutral description; ...

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