This second edition textbook provides invaluable guidance on carrying out qualitative research in psychology using methods both individually and in combination. Suitable for researchers at all stages of their development, the book provides a go-to resource for students who are just starting out, as well as for experienced qualitative researchers planning to carry out research pluralistically.
Key features include:
-A new chapter on Thematic Analysis
-Updated chapters on four other widely used qualitative method - grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, discourse analysis and narrative analysis
-Discussions of the theoretical foundations of qualitative methods employed singly and pluralistically
-Consideration of ethical and quality issues pertinent to different methods when used separately and in conjunction
-Inclusion of the use of visual and other non-textual data
-Reflections on practice from experienced researchers
The book has been updated throughout to reflect current developments in, and research examples from, the full breadth of the discipline, including from health, social, counselling, and sports and exercise psychology. Studies carried out as part of both academic and professional practice are included, alongside discussion of ways in which researchers from both settings can work together effectively.
"This book opens new horizons for innovation, and creates new avenues to explore the complexity of human experience."
--Dr Amy Burton, Senior Lecturer in Qualitative Research Methods, Staffordshire University, UK
"Frost invites advanced students to move from broad conceptual understandings towards a nuanced appreciation of the potential of qualitative methods in psychology."
--Neil Cooper, Professor of Learning and Teaching in Psychology, University of East Anglia, UK
"With a crystal clear writing style, Frost enriches our understanding of the practice and experience of doing pluralistic qualitative research - an invaluable contribution."
--John McCarthy, Head of School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland
"Frost has delivered a highly relevant, useful, and contemporary book that will be a prized guide on any qualitative journey."
--Brett Smith, Director of Research, Department of Psychology, Durham University, UK
"Nollaig Frost has been instrumental to the advancement of a pluralistic perspective in qualitative psychology. This keenly awaited second edition of her book does not disappoint."
--Carla Willig, bestselling author of Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology
Nollaig Frost is Adjunct Professor at the School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland; Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London, UK; and Visiting Researcher at Middlesex University, UK. She teaches and supervises qualitative research to students at all levels and has led the Pluralism in Qualitative Research (PQR) project since its inception in 2006.