As a pharmacy practitioner in the health arena of both practice and education, I would recommend the book as a learning and reference tool to colleagues who are new to qualitative health research. Grbich's comprehensive, open-minded overview of qualitative health research leaves the student with guidelines for success while plainly informing the researcher about the debates and issues that surround this research approach. - The Qualitative Report, September 2010
This is a good practical introduction to the main theories and methods of qualitative research for Health Care Practitioners.
The logical progress through the research process is both helpful and easy to read, from theories and design through to interpretation of data and presentation of findings.
The text is clearly written and logical.
Good explanations on principles of qualitative research. Good examples given and very appropriate for all nursing students undertaking research projects.
This is a very sound introductory text book for student midwives. Much of the most relevant research is carried out within a qualitative methodology and this text sets out a critique of different methods that allow students to carry out and critique research they will be encountering.
I have used this book over a number of years and recommend it to each cohort.