Choosing a qualitative research method
Harper, D. 2011. Choosing a qualitative research method. in: Harper, David J. and Thompson, A.R. (ed.) Qualitative research methods in mental health and psychotherapy Wiley Blackwell.
|Editors||Harper, David J. and Thompson, A.R.|
In this chapter I will outline some of the things which researchers need to take into account in making a choice. An important point to make at the start is that this chapter will focus only on choosing a method of data analysis and not of data collection which was addressed in chapter 5 of the same book. Readers might find it helpful to read these chapters in conjunction since, as noted in that chapter, it is important that you collect data that: map onto your research questions; sufficiently warrant the kind of claims you will wish to make; and which match the epistemological assumptions of your method of analysis.
|Keywords||qualitative data analysis; research methods|
|Book title||Qualitative research methods in mental health and psychotherapy|
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|Deposited||02 Dec 2011|
|Web address (URL)||http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470663731.html|
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