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Using Naturally Occurring Data in Qualitative Health Research

A Practical Guide

  • Nikki Kiyimba
  • Jessica Nina Lester
  • Michelle O'Reilly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Nikki Kiyimba, Jessica Nina Lester, Michelle O’Reilly
    Pages 1-17
  3. Nikki Kiyimba, Jessica Nina Lester, Michelle O’Reilly
    Pages 19-33
  4. Nikki Kiyimba, Jessica Nina Lester, Michelle O’Reilly
    Pages 35-60
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    Pages 61-80
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    Pages 81-115
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    Pages 117-158
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    Pages 205-227
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  14. Nikki Kiyimba, Jessica Nina Lester, Michelle O’Reilly
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 329-348

About this book

Introduction

This highly practical resource brings new dimensions to the utility of qualitative data in health research by focusing on naturally occurring data. It examines how naturally occurring data complement interviews and other sources of researcher-generated health data, and takes readers through the steps of identifying, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating these findings in ethical research with real-world relevance. The authors acknowledge the critical importance of evidence-based practice in today’s healthcare landscape and argue for naturally occurring data as a form of practice-based evidence making valued contributions to the field. And chapters evaluate frequently overlooked avenues for naturally occurring data, including media and social media sources, health policy and forensic health contexts, and digital communications.

Included in the coverage:

·         Exploring the benefits and limitations of using naturally occurring data in health research

·         Considering qualitative approaches that may benefit from using naturally occurring data

·         Utilizing computer-mediated communications and social media in health

·         Using naturally occurring data to research vulnerable groups

·         Reviewing empirical examples of health research using naturally occurring data

Using Naturally Occurring Data in Qualitative Health Research makes concepts, methods, and rationales accessible and applicable for readers in the health and mental health fields, among them health administrators, professionals in research methodology, psychology researchers, and practicing and trainee clinicians.

Keywords

qualitative research health services research naturally occurring data data collection qualitative health research methods evidence-based practice practice-based evidence researcher-generated data the evidence hierarchy physical health research mental health research conversation analysis discourse analysis thematic analysis grounded theory Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) ethnography qualitative research ethics computer-mediated health services online health

Authors and affiliations

  • Nikki Kiyimba
    • 1
  • Jessica Nina Lester
    • 2
  • Michelle O'Reilly
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Social and Political ScienceUniversity of ChesterChesterUK
  2. 2.School of EducationIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  3. 3.The Greenwood Institute of Child HealthUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94839-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-94838-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-94839-3
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