The A-Z of Qualitative Research in Healthcare is a highly accessible text that provides healthcare researchers with quick access to the descriptions and explanations of the concepts, methods and processes used in qualitative research. The book offers a clear introduction to the topic, including an overview of qualitative research, its development and the methodological issues involved. The main section of text is a comprehensive list of the terms and concepts used in qualitative research with a full description and explanation for each entry. The section is ordered alphabetically for quick and easy access to the information and cross references are included within the descriptions to enable the reader to follow a particular line of enquiry. The Second Edition has been fully revised and updated and is now clearly focused on qualitative research as it applies to the healthcare sector. In addition each entry now includes a list of key texts to encourage the reader to take their research further.
Professor Immy Holloway is Co-director of the Centre for Qualitative Research in the School of Health and Social Care at Bournemouth University. Though retired from full-time work, she still takes an active role in research and PhD student supervision. As a medical sociologist she has taught health and social care professionals for over thirty years. As well as publishing a large number of articles in peer reviewed journals, she has also written, edited and co-written several books in the field of research, some of which have been translated to foreign languages.
Using the handbook Key to highlighted terms Qualitative research in health and health care Alphabetical list of terms and concepts Books and journals for qualitative researchers