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  1. Core Readings 3 items
    There are numerous books on qualitative research design and methodology, many of them excellent and almost all of these will be potentially useful to you. If you find a book that you prefer to those suggested below, that’s fine. The number of research methods books available can be overwhelming and so we recommend the following text books as core reading for this module:
    1. Learning From Strangers - Robert S. Weiss November 10, 1995 (Paperback)

      Book Core

  2. Websites 2 items
  3. Journal papers: 3 items
    There are many examples of qualitative research reports in ageing, health and healthcare, and social science. Below are listed just a few.
    1. Adjusting stroke patients' poor position: an observational study - George Dowswell, Therese Dowswell, John Young 08/2000

      Article 

  4. Module Outline/Topics and Readings 42 items
    1. WEEK 1: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, IDENTIFYING RESEARCH TOPICS AND FORMULATING RESEARCH QUESTIONS 4 items
      1. The craft of research. Chapter 3: From topics to questions - Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams 2008

        Chapter Recommended

    2. WEEK 2: CONDUCTING QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS AND FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS 4 items
      1. Learning From Strangers. Chapters 1: “Introduction” and 2: “Respondents: Choosing them and recruiting them” - Robert S. Weiss November 10, 1995 (Paperback)

        Chapter Recommended

    3. WEEK 3: UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING ETHICAL ISSUES 3 items
      1. Ethics and the Practice of Qualitative Research - I. Shaw 01/12/2008

        Article Recommended

      2. The Management of Confidentiality and Anonymity in Social Research - Rose Wiles, Graham Crow, Sue Heath, Vikki Charles 12/2008

        Article Recommended

    4. WEEK 4: CONSTRUCTING A TOPIC GUIDE 2 items
      1. Learning From Strangers. Chapter 3: Preparation for interviewing - Robert S. Weiss November 10, 1995 (Paperback)

        Chapter Core

    5. WEEK 5: PREPARING AND CODING DATA 6 items
      1. Learning From Strangers. Chapter 6: Analysis of data - Robert S. Weiss November 10, 1995 (Paperback)

        Book Recommended

    6. WEEK 6: READING WEEK - NO SESSION 0 items
    7. WEEK 7: DEVELOPING CODE AND ANALYSING DATA 4 items
    8. WEEK 8: ETHNOGRAPHY AND OBSERVATION 8 items
    9. WEEK 9: PHOTOVOICE 3 items
    10. WEEK 10: REPORTING FINDINGS AND STRUCTURING A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH REPORT 4 items
      1. Learning From Strangers. Chapter 7: Writing the report - Robert S. Weiss November 10, 1995 (Paperback)

        Chapter Core

      2. Doing research in the real world. Chapter 24: Writing the research report - David E. Gray 2014

        Chapter Recommended

    11. WEEK 11: ASSESSING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH 4 items
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