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Engaging in Qualitative Research in Health

  • Nikki Kiyimba
  • Jessica Nina Lester
  • Michelle O’Reilly
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the reader to the core concepts of qualitative research, defining the paradigm and providing examples. The chapter introduces qualitative health research, drawing attention to some of the arguments that have been presented in the literature. This focus is on the usefulness of using qualitative approaches to examine health and healthcare.

Keywords

Qualitative research Theory Health Mental health Paradigms 

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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

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