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Doing Qualitative Research

Doing Qualitative Research

Second Edition
Edited by:

August 1999 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Popular in its first edition for its clear delineation of the issues and the way it prepared readers for Doing Qualitative Research, particularly in health settings, this new second edition will show readers new ways of knowing, how to ask questions at multiple system levels (from global to family to the cell) and the incursive interaction between these levels, and ways to expand existing research approaches.

New to this edition is more on various collection methods as well as more detail on the interpretive process. Chapters are written by a gifted researchers, many of whom are also clinicians, who define their topic, reveal themselves and the context of their discussion, define the key themes and processes, provide interesting descriptive examples, explore theory, recognize the importance of culture, and share their excitement of discovery.

Organized to follow the structure of the qualitative research process, the book begins with an overview of how to decide what methods to use based on aims, objectives, questions, and paradigms of knowing. New, sampling issues and options are highlighted followed by comprehensive coverage of such topics as participant observation, key information interviewing, depth interviews, focus groups, the interpretive process, detailed descriptions of actual analyses using different analysis organizing styles, and the use of computer software for qualitative data management that includes a detailed demonstration of two particular programs, NUD*IST and FolioViews.

The last sections of the book covers specific qualitative designs that are relevant to primary care research, a summary of our present understandings concerning standards in qualitative research, and the role of qualitative research in the future of primary care research.

Benjamin F Crabtree and William L Miller
William L Miller and Benjamin F Crabtree
Clinical Research
A Multimethod Typology and Qualitative Roadmap

Anton J Kuzel
Sampling in Qualitative Inquiry
Stephen P Bogdewic
Participant Observation
Valerie J Gilchrist and Robert L Williams
Key Informant Interviews
William L Miller and Benjamin F Crabtree
Depth Interviewing
Judith Belle Brown
The Use of Focus Groups in Clinical Research
William L Miller and Benjamin F Crabtree
The Dance of Interpretation
Richard B Addison
A Grounded Hermeneutic Editing Approach
Benjamin F Crabtree and William L Miller
Using Codes and Code Manuals
A Template Organizing Style of Interpretation

Jeffrey Borkan
Lynn M Meadows and Diane M Dodendorf
Data Management and Interpretation Using Computers To Assist
Jessica H Muller
Narrative Approaches to Qualitative Research in Primary Care
Virginia Elderkin-Thompson and Howard Waitzkin
Using Video Tapes in Qualitative Research
Virginia A Aita and Helen E McIlvain
An Armchair Adventure in Case Study Research
Janecke Thesen and Anton J Kuzel
Participatory Inquiry
Benjamin F Crabtree and William L Miller
Researching Practice Settings
A Case Study Approach

Kirsti Malterud
Making Changes with Key Questions in Medical Practices
Studying What Makes a Difference

Richard M Frankel
Standards of Qualitative Research
Lucy M Candib, Kurt C Stange and Wendy Levinson
Qualitative Research
Perspectives on the Future


"The strengths of this book are many. Of particular note is the first chapter, in which Miller and Crabtree present a ‘road map’ or research methods. They identify five styles of inquiry, ranging from experimental to philosophic, based on the focus and intent of the research. In further evaluation, they then match research aims and analysis objectives with these styles. This clear and succinct discussion not only helps put the various research styles in perspective but also helps one to see the relationship between the aim of the research, analysis objectives, research question(s), and style. . . ." 

Qualitative Health Research

Recommended as an additional text to our nursing students.

Mrs Penny Farrelly
Faculty of Society and Health, Bucks New University
May 8, 2013

this is a good book for my qualitative Masters degree research students, I currently have 4 students and I have highly recommended this book to them, the students in the VRM401 class still have an option of quantitative or qualitative research but again I have recommended this book. I have requested the library to order a copy for each of our 3 campuses as well.

Mrs Margaret Williams
Nursing, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
July 19, 2011

A detailed book on carrying out qualitative research that students will find useful as a reference book

Mrs Penny Farrelly
Faculty of Society and Health, Bucks New University
January 17, 2011

Essential reading for MH students undertaking research module

Mrs Rebecca Rylance
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University
May 7, 2010

Comprehensive text that addresses all the needs of my course.

Michelle Miller-Day
[DEPARTMENT NOT SPECIFIED], Pennsylvania State University
November 11, 2009

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