This collection presents up–to–the–minute qualitative research methodologies creatively developed within nursing. Written by authors at the forefront of their fields, the book is intended to enable people to research critical issues for nursing practice and health care. Drawing on empirical data, each chapter introduces a particular contemporary approach, examines the literature in it field, discussed its relevance for nursing and health care and explains what claims to knowledge can be made.
An advanced–level research book specifically for postgraduate nurses
Contributions from international authors at the forefront of nursing academia
Explains the new, more complex research methodologies
Offers a bridge between nursing and social science
List of Contributors.
1. Introducing Fields, Selves, Stories, Texts and Materials.
2. Where Do We Stand in Relation to the Data? Being Reflexive About Reflexivity in Health Care Evaluation.
3. Moving Nursing Practice: Integrating Theory and Method.
4. Participative Observation: Using the Subject Body to Understand Nursing Practice.
5. Self and Others: The Rigour and Ethics of Insider Ethnography.
6. Researching Story and Narrative in Nursing: An Object–Relations Approach.
7. Rational Solutions and Unreliable Narrators: Content, Structure and Voice in Narrative Research.
8. Discourse Analysis, Ideology and Professional Practice.
9. Words Are Powerful Tools: Discourse Analytic Explanations of Nursing Practice.
10. Taking Things Seriously: Studying the Material Culture of Nursing.
11. A History of Small Things.
12. Studying The Women in White.