Doing Qualitative Research in Psychology

Doing Qualitative Research in Psychology : A Practical Guide

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Taking you through each aspect of the research process and explaining the unique challenges of using qualitative methods in psychology, this book offers a complete guide to successfully conducting a qualitative psychological research project. Clear, concise and accessible, this 'how to' manual folds key skills like research design and using technology and software into each chapter. This second edition offers:

- A thorough introduction to foundational concepts that support you through each step of the research process

- New chapters on thematic and narrative analysis

- A set of digital resources designed to make learning about qualitative methods as easy and interactive as possible, including video recordings and transcripts to build key analysis techniques

Through a pragmatic, practical lens, this book provides the perspective and the tools you need to recognize, collect, interpret, and communicate quality qualitative psychological data.

Michael A. Forrester is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Kent, Canterbury.

Cath Sullivan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 22.86mm | 650g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1526402785
  • 9781526402783
  • 84,380

Table of contents

Chapter 1: This book and how to use it - Cath Sullivan & Michael Forrester
Part I: Formulating Research Questions
Chapter 2: Theory and method in qualitative psychology - Cath Sullivan
Chapter 3: Research ethics in qualitative research - Nigel King
Chapter 4: Quality in qualitative research - Nollaig Frost & Deborah Bailey-Rodriguez
Chapter 5: Conducting literature reviews - Rachel Shaw
Part II: Collecting Qualitative Data
Chapter 6: Approaches to data collection in qualitative research - Stephen Gibson & Sarah Riley
Chapter 7: The interview in qualitative research - Nigel King & Siobhan Hugh-Jones
Part III: Practical Examples of Qualitative Analysis
Chapter 8: Creating a data set to illustrate different approaches to analysis - Stephen Gibson
Chapter 9: Thematic analysis - Leanne Freeman & Cath Sullivan
Chapter 10: Interpretative phenomenological analysis - Rachel Shaw
Chapter 11: Narrative analysis - Deborah Bailey-Rodriguez , Nollaig Frost & Frauke Elichoaff
Chapter 12: Discourse analysis - Sally Wiggins & Sarah Riley
Chapter 13: Conversation analysis - Michael Forrester
Chapter 14: Grounded theory - Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson
Part IV: Outcomes and Results
Chapter 15: Writing your qualitative research report - Colm Crowley
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The textbook is useful for those who have started to plan doing qualitative research in psychology. It gives not only guidelines on how to plan and proceed with the project, but also encourages ethical reflection. -- Eleonora Bielawska-Batorowicz Written both for the novice and those with experience in conducting qualitative research, this is a well-written and accessible text. All aspects of the research process from question formulation through to writing up a research report are covered in detail. -- Dannette Marie This accessible and engaging practical guide to collecting and analysing qualitative data is a must have for undergraduate psychology students. -- Craig Owen This book provides an excellent introduction to the main approaches in qualitative research in psychology. Using the same data across all approaches makes this book unique. I highly recommend this very practical guide to graduate students and teachers alike. -- Carolin Demuth This textbook will be a fantastic resource for psychology students, providing the essential theoretical underpinnings of qualitative approaches alongside practical examples, tips and techniques. Subjecting the same transcript to multiple analyses provides a unique opportunity to witness qualitative research in action - to appreciate the value and unique nature of different qualitative methods. -- Eleanor Bradley
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About Cath Sullivan

Dr Cath Sullivan is Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the University of Central Lancashire's School of Psychology and her research interests mainly relate to the social psychology of gender, discourse and social constructionism. Cath has over 10 years' experience of teaching qualitative methods to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and since 2005 has been an active member of the Higher Education Academy Psychology Network working group on Teaching Qualitative Research Methods at Undergraduate Level (TQRMUL). Her published articles and book chapters include empirical qualitative papers and pieces about qualitative methodology. Michael A Forrester is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He is the author of The Development of Young Children's Social Cognitive Skills (1992).
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