Book Title: Qualitative Research – a practical guide for health and social care researchers and practitioners

Authors: Darshini Ayton; Tess Tsindos; and Danielle Berkovic

Book Description: This guide is designed to support health and social care researchers and practitioners to conduct qualitative research. (Published 2023)

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This guide is designed to support health and social care researchers and practitioners to integrate qualitative research into the evidence base of health and social care research. Qualitative research designs are diverse and each design has a different focus that will inform the approach undertaken and the results that are generated. The aim is to move beyond the “what” of qualitative research to the “how”, by (1) outlining key qualitative research designs for health and social care research – descriptive, phenomenology, action research, case study, ethnography, and grounded theory; (2) a decision tool of how to select the appropriate design based on a guiding prompting question, the research question and available resources, time and expertise; (3) an overview of mixed methods research and qualitative research in evaluation studies; (4) a practical guide to data collection and analysis; (5) providing examples of qualitative research to illustrate the scope and opportunities; and (6) tips on communicating qualitative research.

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Darshini Ayton; Tess Tsindos; and Danielle Berkovic

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Research methods: general

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Title
Qualitative Research – a practical guide for health and social care researchers and practitioners
Authors
Darshini Ayton; Tess Tsindos; and Danielle Berkovic
Editors
Darshini Ayton; Tess Tsindos; and Danielle Berkovic
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Darshni Ayton, Tess Tsindos, and Danielle Berkovic assert their right to be known as the authors of this work.

This book was published via the Council of Australian University Librarians Open Educational Resources Collective in 2023. The online version is available at https://oercollective.caul.edu.au/qualitative-research/

 

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Primary Subject
Research methods: general
Additional Subject(s)
Public health and preventive medicine
Publisher
Monash University
Publication Date
March 21, 2023
Ebook ISBN
978-0-6457554-0-4