Doing Mental Health Research with Children and Adolescents: A Guide to Qualitative Methods

Doing Mental Health Research with Children and Adolescents: A Guide to Qualitative Methods

by Michelle O'Reilly, Nikki Kiyimba

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ISBN-13: 9781446270714
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/16/2014
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Michelle O’Reilly is an associate professor at the University of Leicester and a research consultant for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. Michelle has a range of research interests including child mental health, neurodevelopmental conditions, family therapy, and research ethics. Michelle has published a range of articles focusing on children and mental health, including a handbook of child mental health with Palgrave. Working with clinical professionals has allowed for practical application of the work. Additionally, Michelle is a qualitative methodologist with a range of specialist areas including discourse and conversation analysis, doing research with children, and research ethics. Michelle has published a range of papers, books, and conference presentations in this area, including a book with SAGE on interviewing children and young people, and a book with SAGE on doing research with children.





Dr Nikki Kiyimba is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the Msc in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma at Chester University UK, and also works as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist for Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust. Clinically, Nikki works with a range of clients presenting with severe and enduring psychological difficulties. Nikki’s research interests are mainly in the areas of qualitative methods and therapeutic approaches. She is also interested in the impact of trauma and vicarious trauma. Grounded in a social constructionist epistemological perspective, she has a particular interest in qualitative research, and her analytic specialism is in using discursive approaches. Nikki has also recently co-authored the book ‘Doing Mental Health Research with Children and Adolescents: A Guide to Qualitative Methods’ (Sage).

Table of Contents

Theory and background
Theory and Utility of Qualitative Research
The Need for Qualitative Evidence
Clinical and Research Roles
Getting Started
Planning a Child Focussed Project
Recruitment and Communication
The Research Setting
Data Collection
Questionnaires, Observations and Ethnography
Interviews and Focus Groups
Naturally-Occuring Data
Internet Methods
Recording and Transcription
Analysis and Writing Up
Data Analysis
Reflective Practice to Reflexive Research
Dissemination

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