Chapter 1: Theoretical Issues in the Qualitative Paradigm Chapter 2: Issues of Quality Chapter 3: Research Ethics and Researcher Safety Chapter 4: Perspective Driven Data Collection Chapter 5: Research Design and Mixing Qualitative Methods Chapter 6: Recording and Transcription Chapter 7: Primary and Secondary Data Analysis Chapter 8: Dissemination Practice in Qualitative Research Chapter 9: Applying Qualitative Research in Practice
Dr Michelle O'Reilly is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester, UK (the Greenwood Institute of Child Health) who also provides research support to practicing clinical professionals working for Leicestershire NHS Partnership Trust. Michelle's research interests are broadly in the areas of child mental health, sociology of health & illness, family therapy and qualitative methods. Michelle has published many papers and books in this area including, 'Research with children: Theory and practice (sage) and 'The Palgrave handbook of child mental health'. Dr Nikki Kiyimba is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the Msc in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma at Chester University UK, and also works as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist for Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust. Clinically, Nikki works with a range of clients presenting with severe and enduring psychological difficulties. Nikki's research interests are mainly in the areas of qualitative methods and therapeutic approaches. She is also interested in the impact of trauma and vicarious trauma. Grounded in a social constructionist epistemological perspective, she has a particular interest in qualitative research, and her analytic specialism is in using discursive approaches. Nikki has also recently co-authored the book 'Doing Mental Health Research with Children and Adolescents: A Guide to Qualitative Methods' (Sage).
O'Reilly and Kiyimba's thorough and thoughtful book will be a great help to qualitative researchers looking for guidance in the 'why' of their research method. In navigating the reefs of theory that underlie empirical method, this book provides a welcome and valuable compass. -- Charles Antaki This invaluable book offers a wonderfully clear and accessible overview of the often confusing theories informing contemporary qualitative methods. It is also packed with valuable examples and case studies that illuminate the process, methods and application of qualitative research. -- Alexa Hepburn