Chapter 7. Designing and Conducting Qualitative Studies

  1. Susan Michie and
  2. Charles Abraham
  1. Sheila Payne

Published Online: 24 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694008.ch7

Health Psychology in Practice

Health Psychology in Practice

How to Cite

Payne, S. (2004) Designing and Conducting Qualitative Studies, in Health Psychology in Practice (eds S. Michie and C. Abraham), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694008.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405110891

Online ISBN: 9780470694008



  • epistemologies;
  • qualitative studies;
  • health psychologists;
  • research question;
  • textual conceptual categories


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • ‘Getting Started’—Designing a Ualitative Study

  • Generating Qualitative Data

  • How are these Data to be Regarded?

  • How is Qualitative Analysis Presented?

  • How is Qualitative Analysis Judged?

  • The Impact of Qualitative Approaches on Participants and Researchers

  • Conclusions

  • Health Psychology Components of Competences Covered in this Chapter