Why are qualitative methods so important to clinical and health psychology research? How do you decide which methods to use? Can you successfully combine qualitative and quantitative methods?
Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology:
- Features contributions from world-leading experts in the field;
- Includes chapters on issues, methodologies and methods often overlooked in qualitative research books, including psychoanalytic methods and discussions of culture and language;
- Uses a wealth of examples from research projects to show you how to apply the theory to real research.
This comprehensive textbook is the ideal guide for anybody who wishes to develop their understanding of qualitative methods and to learn how to apply them in clinical and health psychology.
1. Introduction: Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology; Poul Rohleder and Antonia C. Lyons
PART I: ISSUES IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
2. Epistemology and Qualitative Research; Kerry Chamberlain
3. Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research; Poul Rohleder and Charlotte Smith
4. Thinking about Culture and Language in Psychological Research and Practice; Leslie Swartz
5. Ensuring Quality in Qualitative Research; Gareth Treharne and Damien Riggs
6. Approaches to Collecting Data; Antonia C. Lyons
PART II: QUALITATIVE METHODS: EXPLORING INDIVIDUAL WORLDS
7. Thematic Analysis; Virginia Braun, Victoria Clarke and Gareth Terry
8. Grounded Theory; Alison Tweed and Helena Priest
9. Narrative Research; Michael Murray and Anneke Sools
10. Phenomenological Psychology; Michael Larkin
11. Psychoanalytically Informed Research; Kerry Gibson
PART III: QUALITATIVE METHODS: EXPLORING SOCIAL WORLDS
12. Conversation Analysis; Chris Walton and Mick Finlay
13. Discourse Analysis; Jane Ussher and Janette Perz
14. Ethnography; Juliet Foster
15. Participatory Research; Cathy Vaughan
PART IV: COMBINING QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE DATA
16. Q Methodological Research; Wendy Stainton-Rogers
17. Mixed Methods Research and Personal Projects Analysis; Kerryellen Vroman
About the Editors:
Poul Rohleder is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Academic Tutor at the University of East London, UK. He is a clinical psychologist with research interests in HIV and sexual health, disability, critical health psychology, mental health and social psychoanalysis. Poul currently has a programme of research on sexual health and disability.
Antonia Lyons is Professor at Massey University, New Zealand. Her research interests concern identity, gender, embodiment and the social and cultural contexts of health behaviour, particularly alcohol consumption. Antonia has recently led a 3-year research project on the use of digital technologies in drinking cultures.