Qualitative Research Methodologies for Occupational Science and Therapy
- Shoba Nayar, Mandy Stanley
The push for evidence-based practice has increased the demand for high-quality occupational science and occupational therapy research from conceptualisation of the study through to publication. This invaluable collection explores how to produce rigorous qualitative research by presenting and discussing a range of methodologies and methods that can be used in the fields of occupational science and therapy.
Each chapter, written by an experienced researcher in the relevant methodology, includes examples of research, foundational knowledge and therapeutic applications. Including new and cutting-edge methodologies, the book covers:
- Qualitative Descriptive
- Grounded Theory
- Action Research
- Case Study
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Visual Methodologies
- Appreciative Inquiry
- Critical Theory and Philosophy
Designed for occupational science and occupational therapy researchers, this book develops the reader’s ability to produce and critique high quality qualitative research that is epistemologically sound and rigorous.
1. Introduction: The Place of Research in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy 2. Tenets of Qualitative Research 3. Qualitative Descriptive 4. Grounded Theory 5. Phenomenology 6. Narrative 7. Ethnography 8. Action Research 9. Case Study 10. Discourse Analysis 11. Visual Methodologies 12. Metasynthesis and Metaethnography 13. Appreciative Inquiry 14. Critical Theory and Philosophy 15. Conclusion