Research is increasingly important in health and social care, and is becoming central to evidence-based and best practice. This edited volume brings together innovative contributions from a range of health and social care professionals and research scientists who are interested in introducing new approaches to qualitative research into the world of health and social care.
The book covers a range of methodologies including discourse analysis, imagework, cut-up technique, minimalist passive interviewing technique and social action research. The histories of these new methodologies are discussed, and the methods and their applicability to practice outlined. The book also explores recent developments and their implications for, and impact on, delivery and good practice evaluation in health and social care, illustrated throughout by examples drawn from clinical and practice settings.
"New Qualitative Methodologies in Health and Social Care Research" aims to encourage an in-depth appreciation of the concept of evidence - what it means, how it is arrived at and the consequences of it being applied - and will:
* Enable health and social care professionals, academics and students to learn more about new qualitative methodologies
* Broaden understanding of notions of good practice
* Encourage new thinking about the application of methodologies to practice
This book is important reading for anyone involved in health and social care research, including practitioners, primary care professionals, social scientists and researchers. It will also be invaluable for those teaching and studying health and social care.