|Ivy Bourgeault||University of Ottawa|
|Robert Dingwall||Dingwall Enterprises Ltd.|
|Ray de Vries||University of Michigan|
|© 2010||786 pages||SAGE Publications Ltd|
The Handbook compiles accessible yet vigorous academic contributions by respected academics from the fast-growing field of qualitative methods in health research and consists of:
- A series of case studies in the ways in which qualitative methods have contributed to the development of thinking in fields relevant to policy and practice in health care.
- A section examining the main theoretical sources drawn on by qualitative researchers.
- A section on specific techniques for the collection of data.
- A section exploring issues relevant to the strategic place of qualitative research in health care environments.
The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research is an invaluable source of reference for all students, researchers and practitioners with a background in the health professions or health sciences.