Chapter 4. Observational Methods

  1. Catherine Pope and
  2. Nicholas Mays
  1. Catherine Pope and
  2. Nicholas Mays

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750841.ch4

Qualitative Research in Health Care, Third Edition

Qualitative Research in Health Care, Third Edition

How to Cite

Pope, C. and Mays, N. (2006) Observational Methods, in Qualitative Research in Health Care, Third Edition (eds C. Pope and N. Mays), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750841.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135122

Online ISBN: 9780470750841

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Keywords:

  • observational methods;
  • ethnography;
  • research roles;
  • recording;
  • quality

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Observational methods

  • Uses of observational methods in health research

  • Access to the field and research roles

  • Recording observational data

  • Observational methods and ethnography

  • Theorising from observational research

  • Quality in observational studies