Harper, David J. (2011) ‘Choosing a qualitative research method’, in Harper, David J. and Thompson, A.R. (eds.) Qualitative research methods in mental health and psychotherapy. Wiley-Blackwell.
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In this chapter I will outline some of the things which researchers need to take into account in making a choice. An important point to make at the start is that this chapter will focus only on choosing a method of data analysis and not of data collection which was addressed in chapter 5 of the same book. Readers might find it helpful to read these chapters in conjunction since, as noted in that chapter, it is important that you collect data that: map onto your research questions; sufficiently warrant the kind of claims you will wish to make; and which match the epistemological assumptions of your method of analysis.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||Citation: Harper, D. (2011) 'Choosing a qualitative research method', in Harper, D. and Thompson, A. R. (eds.) Qualitative research methods in mental health and psychotherapy: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 83-98..|
|Divisions:||Schools > Psychology, School of|
|Depositing User:||Mr Stephen Grace|
|Date Deposited:||02 Dec 2011 15:49|
|Last Modified:||19 Aug 2013 13:53|
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