Throughout each chapter, theory is powerfully and persuasively interwoven as its impact on practical topics such as data management and safety in the field is discussed. O'Reilly and Kiyimba bring an authority and clarity to the debate, taking us beyond the mechanical notions of qualitative methods and standardised approaches to research. Instead, they focus on subjects like methodological integrity, perspective driven data collection and theoretically-led analysis.
This will be an important resource for anyone looking to practically engage with advanced qualitative research methods.
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).
· 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.
Michelle O'Reilly and Nikki Parker combine their clinical, academic and research expertise to take your students step-by-step through each stage of the research process. From first inception to data collection and dissemination, they’ll guide them through the key issues faced when undertaking their research, highlighting the dilemmas, challenges and debates, and exploring the important questions asked when doing research with this population.
Providing practical advice and strategies for dealing with the reality of conducting research in practice, this book will;
- Provide your students with an overview of the theories that underpin methodological choice and the value of using qualitative research.
- Guide them through the planning stage of your project, clearly outlining important ethical and legal issues.
- Take them though the most popular qualitative data collection techniques and support them with their analysis.
- Help them write up their findings and demonstrate how research evidence translates into effective clinical practice.
Supported by helpful hints and tips, case examples and definitions of keys terms, this highly practical and accessible guide throws a lifebelt to any students or mental health practitioner learning about the research process for the first time.