Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences
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1st ed. 2019
Springer Verlag, Singapore
Liamputtong, Pranee (ed.)
122 Illustrations, color; 70 Illustrations, black and white; LIX, 2248 p. 192 illus., 122 illus. in
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Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences

Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences

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Research is defined by the Australian Research Council as "the creation of new knowledge and/or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way so as to generate new concepts, methodologies, inventions and understandings". Research is thus the foundation for knowledge. It produces evidence and informs actions that can provide wider benefit to a society. The knowledge that researchers cultivate from a piece of research can be adopted for social and health programs that can improve the health and well-being of the individuals, their communities and the societies in which they live. As we have witnessed in all corners of the globe, research has become an endeavor that most of us in the health and social sciences cannot avoid. This Handbook is conceived to provide the foundation to readers who wish to embark on a research project in order to form knowledge that they need. The Handbook comprises four main sections: Traditional research methods sciences; Innovative research methods; Doing cross-cultural research; and Sensitive research methodology and approach. This Handbook attests to the diversity and richness of research methods in the health and social sciences. It will benefit many readers, particularly students and researchers who undertake research in health and social science areas. It is also valuable for the training needs of postgraduate students who wish to undertake research in cross-cultural settings, with special groups of people, as it provides essential knowledge not only on the methods of data collection but also salient issues that they need to know if they wish to succeed in their research endeavors.
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Pranee Liamputtong is Professor of Public Health at the School of Science and Health, and a core member of the Centre for Health Research at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University. Previously she was Professor and Personal Chair of Public Health at La Trobe University. Pranee has written extensively on public health research and women's issues. She has authored or edited over forty books and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. In recognition of her work, Pranee has been nominated and included in the Who's Who of Australian Women every year since 2008.


Volume One.- Philosophical Foundations & Methodological Frameworks.- Research methods in Health and social science: An introduction.- Part 1: Introduction to Research Approaches.- Chapter 1: The nature of qualitative research (nature, sampling, trustworthiness, reflexivity, its criticism).- Chapter 2: The nature of quantitative research (nature, sampling, validity & reliability, its criticism).- Part 2: Philosophical Foundations & Methodological Frameworks.- Chapter 3: Ontology and epistemology.- Chapter 4: Positivism and realism.- Chapter 5: Ethnography (including critical ethnography).- Chapters 6: Phenomenology.- Chapter 7: Symbolic interactionism.- Chapter 8: Grounded theory.- Chapter 9: Hermeneutics.- Chapter 10: Feminism.- Chapter 11: Postmodernism.- Chapter 12: Participatory research.- Chapter 13: Case study research.- Chapter 14: Ethnomethodology.- Chapter 15: Indigenist and decolonising research methodology.- Chapter 16: Evaluation research.- Chapter 17: Translational research.- Part 3: Ethics, politics and Research.- Chapter 18: Ethics and research.- Chapter 19: Politics in research.- Chapter 20: Research proposals and successful grant applications.- Means for Data Collection: Research Methods.- Part 1: Qualitative Approaches and Practices.- Chapter 1: In-depth interviewing method.- Chapter 2: Focus group method.- Chapter 3: Narrative research.- Chapter 4: Oral/life history.- Chapter 5: Ethnographic method.- Chapter 6: Institutional and focused ethnography.- Chapter 7: Doing grounded theory research.- Chapter 8: Unobtrusive methods.- Chapter 9: Autoethnography.- Chapter 10: Participatory action research and Community-based participation.- Chapter 11: Memory-work.- Part 2: Quantitative Approaches and Practices.- Chapter 12: Surveys and questionnaires.- Chapter 13: Structured observation method.- Chapter 14: Epidemiology.- Chapter 15: Single-subject experimental designs.- Chapter 16: Randomised controlled trials.- Chapter 17: Measurement issues.- Part 3: Multi, Mixed Methodology and Collaborative Research.- Chapter 18: Integrated methods in research.- Chapter 19: The use of multi-methods in research.- Chapter 20: The use of mixed methods in research.- Chapter 21: Rapid appraisal method.- Chapter 22: The Delphi method.- Chapter 23: Q methodology.- Data Analysis, Systematic Review, and Representation of Research Data.- Part 1: Making Sense of Data.- Chapter 1: Transcribing and coding of qualitative data. Chapter 2: Content analysis.- Chapter 3: Thematic analysis.- Chapter 4: Critical discourse/discourse analysis.- Chapter 5: Narrative analysis.- Chapter 6: Conversational analysis/dialogical (analysing talk). Chapter 7: Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS).- Chapter 8: Using diagrams to support research process.- Chapter 9: Data analysis in quantitative research.- Chapter 10: Using SPSS/STATA programmes.- Chapter 11: Network analysis.- Part 2: Systematic Review.- Chapter 12: Metasynthesis of qualitative research.- Chapter 13: Systematic reviews.- Part 3: Representation of Research Findings.- Chapter 14: Traditional/academic presentation of research findings.- Chapter 15: Innovative ways of research dissemination (eg. dance, short story, poem).- Chapter 16: Using cartoons to disseminate research findings.- Chapter 17: Theatre/drama and dissemination of research findings.- Chapter 18: Autoethnographic representation.- Chapter 19: Evaluation of published evidence (qualitative & quantitative evaluation).