Qualitative research methods in psychology: combining core approaches

Frost, Nollaig (2011) Qualitative research methods in psychology: combining core approaches. Open University Press. ISBN 9780335241514

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Abstract

Providing practical guidance on carrying out qualitative research in psychology, using methods singly and in combination, this textbook supports students from the beginning of their research experience at undergraduate level through to postgraduate research and beyond. The book first introduces four widely used qualitative approaches: grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, discourse analysis and narrative analysis - and then considers ways of combining these approaches. Chapters focus on practical aspects of pluralistic study design and application, including participant recruitment, ethics, data interpretation and writing up. The book reflects the latest developments in qualitative research and includes several features designed to illustrate the applications of these, including: Clear chapter introductions and summaries; Descriptive case studies and group projects; Reflections on practice; Problem-based questions; Research examples. The contributors bring personal insight into qualitative research practice in psychology, including examples from social psychology, gender studies, psychotherapy and counselling and organisational psychology.

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Nollaig Frost is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Middlesex University, UK. She has been teaching qualitative research to students at all levels for several years and has led the Pluralism in Qualitative Research (PQR) project since its inception in 2006.

Contributors: Cigdem Esin, Lecturer, University of East London, Amanda Holt, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth, Sevasti-Melissa Nolas, Lecturer, Middlesex University. Pnina Shinebourne, Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University,

Research Areas:School of Health and Education > Psychology
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