Qualitative Methods in Public Health: A Field Guide for Applied Research / Edition 1

Qualitative Methods in Public Health: A Field Guide for Applied Research / Edition 1

by Priscilla R. Ulin, Elizabeth T. Robinson, Elizabeth E. Tolley
     
 

Qualitative Methods in Public Health is a comprehensive resource that presents practical strategies and methods for using qualitative research and includes the basic logic and rationale for making qualitative research decisions. This important book outlines the complexities, advantages, and limitations of qualitative methods and offers information and

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Qualitative Methods in Public Health is a comprehensive resource that presents practical strategies and methods for using qualitative research and includes the basic logic and rationale for making qualitative research decisions. This important book outlines the complexities, advantages, and limitations of qualitative methods and offers information and step-by-step procedures for every phase of research—from theory to study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, writing, and dissemination. 

Written for faculty, students, and practitioners in public health research, promotion, and education Qualitative Methods in Public Health will help those with prior research experience expand their repertoire to include qualitative methods.  The book also contains up-to-date illustrations from a  wealth of topics such as reproductive choice, sexual risk and protection, gender relations, and other areas critical to understanding population, health, and disease. Qualitative Methods in Public Health includes 

  • Examples of mixed qualitative-quantitative research design
  • Guidelines for discussions, sample budgets, and caveats for planning and implementing focus groups
  • Sample agenda for training interviewers 
  • A summary of needed critical appraisal skills
  • Tips on where to publish the results
  • Sample brochure to share qualitative study findings with participating communities
  • A comprehensive index

Qualitative Methods in Public Health also contains lessons learned by public health experts from many fields; they share their stories, ideas, reflections, and advice. 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787976347
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/22/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
583,764
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 11.08(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

Priscilla R. Ulin is a senior research scientist in theBehavioral and Social Sciences Research Division of Family HealthInternational, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Elizabeth T. Robinson is director of theInformation Programs Division of Family Health International,Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Elizabeth E. Tolley is a senior research associate in theBehavioral and Social Sciences Research Division of Family HealthInternational, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

List of Boxes.

List of Field Perspectives.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1: Invitation to Explore.

Chapter 2: The Language and Logic of Qualitative Research.

Chapter 3: Designing the Study.

Chapter 4: Collecting Qualitative Data: The Science and theArt.

Chapter 5: Logistics in the Field.

Chapter 6: Qualitative Data Analysis.

Chapter 7: Putting It into Words: Reporting Qualitative ResearchResults.

Chapter 8: Disseminating Qualitative Research.

Appendix 1: Samples of Behavioral Frameworks.

Appendix 2: Examples of Oral Consent Forms.

Appendix 3: Example of a Qualitative-Quantitative ResearchDesign.

Appendix 4: Procedural Guidelines for Managing Focus GroupDiscussions.

Appendix 5: Sample Budget Categories for Planning Focus GroupDiscussions.

Appendix 6: Topic Guides for Focus Group Discussions onReproductive Health.

Appendix 7: Sample Interviewer Training Program Agenda.

Appendix 8: Common Errors in Moderating Focus Groups.

Appendix 9: Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP): TenQuestions to Help You Make Sense of Qualitative Research.

Appendix 10: Where to Publish.

Appendix 11: Sample Research Brief on the Female Condom.

Appendix 12: Who Is an Author?

Appendix 13: Sample Brochure to Share Qualitative Study Findingswith Participating Communities.

Appendix 14: Making Study Findings Accessible to OtherResearchers.

Suggested Readings and Selected Internet Resources.

References.

The Authors.

The Contributors.

Index.

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