PART ONE: PRINCIPLES AND APPROACHES IN QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH Qualitative Methodology and Health Research Developing Qualitative Research Designs Responsibilities, Ethics and Values PART TWO: GENERATING DATA In-Depth Interviews Group Interviews Observational Methods Physical and Virtual Documentary Sources PART THREE: MANAGING AND ANALYSING DATA Beginning Data Analysis Developing Qualitative Analysis PART 4 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN PRACTICE Reading, Appraising and Integrating Qualitative Research Mixing Methods and Designs Writing Up and Disseminating
Judith Green has degrees in anthropology and sociology, and a PhD in the sociology of heath. She has taught research methods to a wide range of students over the last 30 years, including undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students and health professionals from nursing, medicine, public health and sociology. She is currently Professor of Sociology of Health at King's College London, and has held posts at the London School of Hygiene and Medicine and London South Bank University. Judith has broad substantive interests in the sociology of health and health services, and has researched and published on primary care, professional identity, accidental injury, public understanding of risk and the relationships between transport and wellbeing. She is currently co-editor of the journal Critical Public Health. Other publications include Risk and Misfortune: the social construction of accidents (1997, UCL Press); Critical Perspectives in Public Health, co-edited with Ronald Labont (2008, Routledge) and Analysing Health Policy: a sociological approach (1998, Longman), also co-authored with Nicki Thorogood. Nicki Thorogood's first degree was in sociology and social anthropology, and she has a PhD in the sociology of health from the University of London. She has over 30 years experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. Before coming to LSHTM (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) in 1999 she held posts at Middlesex University and at Guy's King's and Thomas's School of Medicine and Dentistry (GKT). Her research interests are primarily in qualitative research into aspects of 'identity', e.g. ethnicity, gender, disability and sexuality and in the sociology of the body. She is also interested in the intersection of mental health with public health and health promotion. She supervises several research degree students. She is Series Editor, with Rosalind Plowman, of the Understanding Public Health series of textbooks published by Open University Press.
Revised and updated for a third edition, Green and Thorogood's excellent textbook provides a solid grounding for health professionals in the theory and practice of qualitative research methods. This new edition, with an increased focus on data management and analysis, will remain the core qualitative methods textbook for our Master in Public Health Programme. -- Dr Stephen Clayton, Director of Studies for the Online Master of Public Health