Review Published by Doody′s Review Service
"This is the third edition of a book on how to conduct andinterpret qualitative research that was initially published in1996.
The purpose is to show how qualitative research can be usedeffectively in practice. This is a worthy goal, as the importanceof qualitative research is becoming more recognized.
These authors are widely published in the area of qualitativeresearch.
This fully revised and updated edition covers how to conductinterviews and focus groups, observational data collection, andconversational analysis.
Ethical issues are examined and suggestions for data analysisare provided. A chapter on assessing qualitative studies isincluded and the reader is introduced to combining quantitative andqualitative research methods. The book concludes with case studies,action research, and synthesizing qualitative research. This is asmall book that provides the essential information about areas ofqualitative research.
This book should be of interest to the target audience. Itprovides basic information regarding qualitative research and is aquick reference. New content and references have been included inthis edition.
Weighted Numerical Score: 96 – 4 Stars!"
Diane M. Tomasic, EdD, RN(West Liberty State College)
From the Back Cover
This fully revised and updated edition of Qualitative Researchin Health Care offers a clear and accessible introduction toconducting and interpreting qualitative research, incorporating newexamples, references and chapters relevant for an introductorylevel text. Already well established amongst health care professionals andstudents, this concise, practical and easy–to–use guide continuesto show how qualitative research can be employed effectively andappropriately to answer some of the questions confronting healthresearchers today. New chapters and references include: Synthesising qualitative research Secondary analysis of primary data Ethical issues Mixed research methods and integrating qualitative withquantitative techniques Consensus and other methods for eliciting public andprofessional views and preferences Conversation analysis