"Nursing Research" addresses the issue of how to undertake qualitative research, which is often more appropriate to nursing than is quantitative research. Throughout the book, all issues dealt with are illustrated by reference to nursing studies. The book begins by considering the sorts of problems that can be best tackled by qualitative approach and the major schools of thought these relate to such as ethnography, ethnology and phenomenology. The methods of participant observation, interviewing and case studies are then described and the issues of preparing research proposals, sampling, generalisation of finding and bias are considered. Finally, data gathering and methods of analysis are presented.
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