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
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).
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
This accessible and engaging practical guide to collecting and analysing qualitative data is a must have for undergraduate psychology students.