Qualitative Research - Must Read list
Qualitative Research Network – Must read list
Holloway, Immy, and Les Todres. "Thinking differently: challenges in qualitative research." International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being 2.1 (2007): 12-18.
Malterud K. Qualitative research: standards, challenges, and guidelines. The lancet. 2001 Aug 11;358(9280):483-8.
Hennessy, M., Hunter, A., Healy, P., Galvin, S. and Houghton, C. (2018) Commentary | Improving trial recruitment processes: how qualitative methodologies can be used to address the top 10 research priorities identified within the PRioRiTy study. Trials. 19:584. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2964-1
Houghton, C., Casey, D., Shaw, D. and Murphy, K. (2010) Ethical Challenges in Qualitative Research: Examples from Practice. Nurse Researcher. 18(1), 15-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nr2010.10.18.1.15.c8044
Khankeh, H., Ranjbar, M., Khorasani-Zavareh, D., Zargham-Boroujeni, A., & Johansson, E. (2015). Challenges in conducting qualitative research in health: A conceptual paper. Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research, 20(6), 635.
Potter, J., & Hepburn, A. (2012). Eight challenges for interview researchers. Handbook of interview research, 555-570.
Tinati, R., Halford, S., Carr, L., & Pope, C. (2014). Big Data: methodological challenges and approaches for sociological analysis. Sociology, 48(4), 663-681. DOI: 10.1177/0038038513511561
Calman L, Brunton L, Molassiotis A. Developing longitudinal qualitative designs: lessons learned and recommendations for health services research. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2013;13(1):14. https://bmcmedresmethodol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2288-13-14
Quality in qualitative research
Barbour RS (2001) Checklists for improving rigour in qualitative research: a case of the tail wagging the dog? British Medical Journal 322: 1115–7
Creswell, J. W., & Miller, D. L. (2000). Determining validity in qualitative inquiry. Theory into practice, 39(3), 124-130.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1207/s15430421tip3903_2
Eakin, J. M., & Mykhalovskiy, E. (2003). Reframing the evaluation of qualitative health research: reflections on a review of appraisal guidelines in the health sciences. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 9(2), 187-194. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1046/j.1365-2753.2003.00392.x
Godfrey, M. (2015). Qualitative research in age and ageing: enhancing understanding of ageing, health and illness.https://academic.oup.com/ageing/article/44/5/726/52601
Greenhalgh, T., & Taylor, R. (1997). How to read a paper: papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research). BMj, 315(7110), 740-743
Hammersley, M. (2007). The issue of quality in qualitative research. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 30(3), 287-305.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17437270701614782
Mays N, Pope C (2000) Assessing quality in qualitative research. British Medical Journal 320: 50–2
Murphy, K. and Casey, D. (2009) Issues in using methodological triangulation. Nurse Researcher. 16(4), 40-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nr2009.07.16.4.40.c7160
O’Brien, B. C., Harris, I. B., Beckman, T. J., Reed, D. A., & Cook, D. A. (2014). Standards for reporting qualitative research: a synthesis of recommendations. Academic Medicine, 89(9), 1245-1251.
O’Cathain, A., Murphy, E., & Nicholl, J. (2008). The quality of mixed methods studies in health services research. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 13(2), 92-98.
Popay, J., Rogers, A., & Williams, G. (1998). "Rationale and standards for the systematic review of qualitative literature in health services research. "Qualitative Health Research. 8(3), 341-351.
Richardson, J. C., & Liddle, J. (2017). Where does good quality qualitative health care research get published? Primary health care research & development, 18(5), 515-521.
Seale, C., & Silverman, D. (1997). Ensuring rigour in qualitative research. The European Journal of Public Health, 7(4), 379-384.
Smith, B., & McGannon, K. R. (2018). Developing rigor in qualitative research: Problems and opportunities within sport and exercise psychology. International review of sport and exercise psychology, 11(1), 101-121.https://bit.ly/2AB6Xkf
Tong, A., Sainsbury, P., & Craig, J. (2007). Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (COREQ): a 32-item checklist for interviews and focus groups. International journal for quality in health care, 19(6), 349-357.
Tracy, S. J. (2010). Qualitative quality: Eight “big-tent” criteria for excellent qualitative research. Qualitative inquiry, 16(10), 837-851. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1077800410383121
Yardley, L. (2000). Dilemmas in qualitative health research. Psychology and health, 15(2), 215-228. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/08870440008400302
Analysis and methodology papers
Casey, D. and Murphy, K. (2014) Using focus groups to interview persons with moderate and severe dementia. Current Nursing Journal. 1(1), 23-29. http://www.intermedcentral.hk/index.php?journal=Nursing&page=article
Arksey H, Knight P. Interviewing for social scientists: an introductory resource with examples.Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage Publications; 1999
Kvale, S. (2003). The psychoanalytic interview as inspiration for qualitative research. Qualitative research in psychology: Expanding perspectives in methodology and design, 275-297. http://psy.au.dk/fileadmin/Psykologi/Forskning/Kvalitativ_metodeudvikling/NB30/steinar_pta.pdf
Meskell, P., Murphy, K., Shaw, D. and Casey, D. (2014) Insights into the use and complexities of policy Delphi technique. Nurse Researcher. 21(3), 32-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nr2014.01.21.3.32.e342
Ogden R. Bias. In: Given LM, editor. The Sage encyclopedia of qualitative research methods. Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage Publications Inc; 2008. pp. 61–2.
Analysis and theory
Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2006). Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology, 3(2), 77-101.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1191/1478088706qp063oa
Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2014). What can “thematic analysis” offer health and wellbeing researchers?. International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being, 9.
Casey, D. and Houghton, C. (2010) Clarifying case study research: examples from practice. Nurse Researcher. 17(3), 41-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nr2010.04.17.3.41.c7745
Tuckett, A. G. (2005) Applying thematic analysis theory to practice: A researcher’s experience. Contemporary Nurse, 19, 75-87
Farnsworth J, Boon B. Analysing group dynamics within the focus group. Qual Res. 2010;10(5):605–24.
Grossoehme, D., & Lipstein, E. (2016). Analyzing longitudinal qualitative data: the application of trajectory and recurrent cross-sectional approaches. BMC research notes, 9(1), 136. https://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-016-1954-1
Heron, J., & Reason, P. (1997). A participatory inquiry paradigm. Qualitative inquiry, 3(3), 274-294.https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/107780049700300302
Scotland, J. (2012). Exploring the philosophical underpinnings of research: Relating ontology and epistemology to the methodology and methods of the scientific, interpretive, and critical research paradigms. English Language Teaching, 5(9), 9. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1080001.pdf
Smith JA, Jarman M, Osborn M. Doing interpretative phenomenological analysis. In: Murray M, Chamberlain K, editors. Qualitative health psychology: theories and methods. London (UK): Sage Publications; 1999. pp. 218–40.
Smith JA. Beyond the divide between cognition and discourse: using interpretative phenomenological analysis in health psychology. Psychol Health. 1996;11(2):261–71. doi: 10.1080/08870449608400256.
Drabble SJ, O’Cathain A, Thomas KJ, Rudolph A, Hewison J. Describing qualitative research undertaken with randomised controlled trials in grant proposals: a documentary analysis. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2014;14:24. doi:10.1186/1471-2288-14-24.
Reeves S, Albert M, Kuper A, Hodges BD. Why use theories in qualitative research. Bmj. 2008 Sep 13;337(7670):631-4.
Hussey, S., Hoddinott, P., Wilson, P., Dowell, J., & Barbour, R. (2004). Sickness certification system in the United Kingdom: qualitative study of views of general practitioners in Scotland. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 328(7431), 88. (check The supplementary file)
Teaching qualitative methods and student learning
Atkinson, P., & Pugsley, L. (2005). Making sense of ethnography and medical education. Medical education, 39(2), 228-234.
Clarke, V., & Braun, V. (2013). Teaching thematic analysis: Overcoming challenges and developing strategies for effective learning. The psychologist, 26(2), 120-123.
Daly J, Willis K, Small R et al. (2007) A hierarchy of evidence for assessing qualitative health research. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 60: 43–9
Drisko, J. W. (2016). Teaching qualitative research: Key content, course structures, and recommendations. Qualitative Social Work, 15(3), 307–321. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473325015617522
Hazzan, O., & Nutov, L. (2014). Teaching and Learning Qualitative Research ≈ Conducting Qualitative Research.The QualitativeReport,19(24), 1-29. Retrieved fromhttp://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol19/iss24/3
Michael A. Forrester & Gina Z. Koutsopoulou. Providing Resources for Enhancing the Teaching of Qualitative Methods at the Undergraduate Level: Current Practices and the Work of the HEA Psychology Network Group. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 5:3, 173-178, DOI: 10.1080/14780880802314312 To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/14780880802314312
Books (and book chapters)
Gouldner, A. W. (1954). Wildcat strike.
Whyte, W. F. (2012). Street corner society: The social structure of an Italian slum. University of Chicago Press.
Willis, P. (2017). Learning to labour: How working class kids get working class jobs. Routledge.
Introductory texts and synthesis guides
Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2013). Successful qualitative research: A practical guide for beginners. sage.
Breakwell GM, Hammond S, Fife-Schaw C. Research methods in psychology. Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage Publications; 1995.
Brodsky, A. E. (2008). Researcher as instrument. The Sage encyclopedia of qualitative research methods, 2, 766.
Corbin, J. and Strauss, A., 2008. Basics of qualitative research: Techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory.
Charmaz, K. (2014). Constructing grounded theory. Sage.
Creswell, J. (2012). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Paperback, 472 pp. ISBN: 9781412995306.
Creswell, John (2008). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Sage.
Crotty, M. (1998). The foundations of social research: Meaning and perspective in the research process. Sage.
Geertz, C. (1973). The Interpretation of Cultures. Selected essays by Clifford Geertz. New Vork: Basic Book. Inc., Publishers, 328. http://web.mit.edu/allanmc/www/geertz.pdf
Given, L. M., ed. (2008). The Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods.
Green, J., & Thorogood, N. (2018). Qualitative methods for health research. Sage.
Guest G, Namey EE, Mitchel ML. Collecting qualitative data: a field manual for applied research. Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage Publications; 2013.
Hammersley M, Atkinson P. Ethnography: principles in practice. London (UK): Taylor and Francis; 2007.
Guest, G., MacQueen, K. M. & Namey, E. E. (2012) Applied thematic analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Marshall, Catherine & Rossman, Gretchen B. (1998). Designing Qualitative Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Maxwell, J. A. (2012). A realist approach for qualitative research. Sage.
Miles B, Huberman AM. Qualitative data analysis. Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage Publications; 2009.
Packer, M. J. (2017). The science of qualitative research. Cambridge University Press.
Ritchie, J., Lewis, J., Nicholls, C. M., & Ormston, R. (Eds.). (2013). Qualitative research practice: A guide for social science students and researchers. sage. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4034/6f0103feca347088167da2f9b847e317d7cc.pdf
Saldaña, J. (2015). The coding manual for qualitative researchers. Sage.https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mohammed_Ishaq4/post/Tips_and_guidelines_for_qualitative_coding_and_text_analysis_using_Nvivo/attachment/5ab9f2ffb53d2f0bba5a8440/AS%3A608695847231489%401522135807434/download/Saldana+-+2013+-+The+Coding+Manual+for+Qualitative+Researchers%282%29.pdf
Smith, J. A. (Ed.). (2015). Qualitative psychology: A practical guide to research methods. Sage.
Smith, J. A Flowers, P., & Larkin, M. (2009). Interpretative phenomenological analysis: Theory, method and research.
Stake, R. E. (2013). Multiple case study analysis. Guilford Press.
Strauss AL, Corbin J. Basics of qualitative research: grounded theory procedures and techniques.Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage Publications; 1998.
Willig, C. (2013). Introducing qualitative research in psychology. McGraw-Hill Education (UK).
Pope C, Mays N. Qualitative Methods in Health and Health Services Research. In: Mays N, Pope N, editors. BMJ. London: Qualitative Research in Health Care; 1996.
Pope, C., Mays, N., & Popay, J. (2007). Synthesizing qualitative and quantitative health research: a guide to methods. UK: Open University.
Pope, C., & Mays, N. (2006). Observational methods. In C. Pope, & N. Mays (Eds.), Qualitative Research in Health Care, 3rd Edition (pp. 32-42). UK: Blackwell.
Pope, C., & Mays, N. (2006). Qualitative methods in health research. In C. Pope, & N. Mays (Eds.), Qualitative Research in Health Care, 3rd Edition (pp. 1-11). UK: Blackwell.
Mays, N., & Pope, C. (2006). Quality in qualitative health research. In C. Pope, & N. Mays (Eds.), Qualitative Research in Health Care, 3rd Edition (pp. 82-101). UK: Blackwell.
Pope, C., & Mays, N. (2006). Synthesising qualitative research. In C. Pope, & N. Mays (Eds.), Qualitative Research in Health Care, 3rd Edition (pp. 142-156). UK: Blackwell.
Layder D. Sociological practice: Linking theory and social research. Sage; 1998 Oct 16.
Papers on qualitative synthesis
France, E. F., Ring, N., Uny, I., Duncan, E. A. S., Jepson, R. G., Maxwell, M., ... Vanstone, M. (2019). Improving reporting of meta-ethnography: The eMERGe Reporting Guidance. Journal of Advanced Nursing. DOI: 10.1002/pon.4915
Pope, C., Mays, N., & Popay, J. (2006). How can we synthesize qualitative and quantitative evidence for healthcare policy-makers and managers? Healthcare Management FORUM Gestion des soins de santé, 27-31.
Thematic analysis (TA) resource and information pages https://www.psych.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/our-research/research-groups/thematic-analysis.html
The Person-Based Approach (PBA) https://www.personbasedapproach.org/
Qualitative Research in Psychology (Journal)https://www.tandfonline.com/action/showAxaArticles?journalCode=uqrp20
The Qualitative Report (TQR)include links to many online resources
1- The Qualitative Report Guide to Qualitative Research Websiteshttps://tqr.nova.edu/websites/
2- The Qualitative Report Guide to Qualitative Research Textual Resourceshttps://tqr.nova.edu/textual-resources/