Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

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SAGE Publications, 1995 - Medical - 254 pages
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With the drastically revised second edition of Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals, authors Janice M. Morse and Peggy Anne Field expand on their clear, pragmatic guide to qualitative research study. Step by step, the book examines the research process, from theory development, approaches and conceptualization of the qualitative project, and writing the research proposal to data collection, analysis, and creation of a qualitative report. Complementing the already rich compendium of first-edition material, the authors respond to new developments in technology and acceptability of qualitative methods with major additions: an extensively revised chapter on the process of analyzing data and original sections on concepts, validity, and triangulation; telephone recording, narratives, and focus group interviews; and the use of computers in fieldwork.

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Janice M. Morse, PhD (Nurs), PhD (Anthro), FAAN is a professor and Presidential Endowed Chair at the University of Utah College of Nursing, and Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Canada., from 1991-1996, she also held a position as professor at The Pennsylvania State University. From 1997-2007, she was the founding Director and Scientific Director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, University of Alberta, founding editor for the International Journal of Qualitative Methods, and Editor of the Qual Press monograph series. She remains the founding editor for Qualitative Health Research, (now in Volume 2, Sage1), is currently editor for the monograph series Developing Qualitative Inquiry, and The Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry (Left Coast Press). Her research programs are in the areas of suffering and comforting, preventing patient falls, and developing qualitative methods. In 2011, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Qualitative Inquiry from the International Center for Qualitative Inquiry, was an inaugural inductee into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame (2010), the 5th recipient of the Episteme Award (also Sigma Theta Tau). She received awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Newcastle (Australia) and Athabasca University (Canada). She is the author of 460 articles and chapters and 19 books on qualitative research methods, suffering, comforting and patient falls.

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