5. Qualitative Data Collection: Asking the Right Questions
- David Harper2 and
- Andrew R. Thompson3
Published Online: 28 JUN 2011
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners
How to Cite
Frith, H. and Gleeson, K. (2011) Qualitative Data Collection: Asking the Right Questions, in Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners (eds D. Harper and A. R. Thompson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch5
University of East London (UEL), UK
University of Sheffield, UK
- Published Online: 28 JUN 2011
- Published Print: 8 JUL 2011
Print ISBN: 9780470663738
Online ISBN: 9781119973249
- qualitative data collection, and the right questions - fraught with problems;
- data collection method;
- no magic formula for research design - and no ‘right’ way for qualitative method implementation;
- different methods of data collection structure - sort of knowledge generated;
- research questions, data collection method - emerging;
- choosing a data collection technique - a relatively neutral task;
- data collection method - suiting participant groups, and interests;
- research interviews, mirroring therapeutic encounters - talking about experiences;
- consultation with service users - and complex set of issues;
- methods of data collection - part of planning and decision making
This chapter contains sections titled:
What Data Collection Method Should I Use?
Does the Data Collection Method Allow Me to Answer my Research Question?
Does the Data Collection Technique Fit with the Epistemological Assumptions that Underlie the Research?
Will the Data Collection Method Suit the Participant Group and Their Abilities and Interests?
How Does the Method Structure the Process of Engagement?
How Will my Participants Make Sense of This Method?