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Applied Qualitative Health Research Module Reading List

Applied Qualitative Health Research, 2019/20, Semester 1
Rebecca Hawkins
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Core reading

Green J and Thorogood N (2009). Qualitative Methods for Health Research (second edition). London: Sage Publications.

Creswell J W (2007). Qualitative inquiry and research design : choosing among five traditions. London: Sage Publications.

Maxwell J A (2013). Qualitative Research Design: an interactive approach (third edition). London: Sage Publications.

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Further reading

General texts:

Mason J (2002). Qualitative Researching (second edition). London: Sage Publications

Patton M Q (2002). Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods (3rd edition). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications

Corbin J and Strauss A (2008). Basics of qualitative research, 3rd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

The foundations of qualitative research:


Moustakas C (1994). Phenomenological research methods. London: Sage Publications.

Grounded Theory:

Charmaz K (2006). Constructing grounded theory : a practical guide through qualitative analysis. London: Sage Publications.

Glazer B and Strauss A (1967). The discovery of grounded theory : strategies for qualitative research. New York: Aldine.


Wetherell M, Taylor S & Yates S J (2001). Discourse theory and practice : a reader. London: Sage Publications.

Rapley T (2007). Doing conversation, discourse and document analysis. London: Sage Publications.


Clandinin D J (Eds.) (2007). Handbook of narrative inquiry : mapping a methodology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Ethnography and observation:

Atkinson P, Coffey A, Delamont S, Lofland J and Lofland L (2001). Handbook of ethnography. London: Sage Publications.

Davies C A (2007). Reflexive ethnography : a guide to researching selves and others. London: Sage Publications

Wolcott H F (2008). Ethnography: a way of seeing AltaMira Press

Emerson et al., (1995). Writing ethnographic fieldnotes (second edition). University of Chicago Press.


Morse J (2000). Determining Sample Size in Qualitative health research.. Vol 10 (1): 3-5

NCRM document ‘How many qualitative interviews is enough?’Available online:

Data generation:


Rubin H and Rubin I (1995). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   

Gubrium J E and Holstein J A (Eds.) (2002). Handbook of interview research : context & method. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Barbour R (2007). Doing focus groups. London: Sage Publications.

Bloor M, Frankland J, Thomas M, Robson K (2001). Focus groups in social research. London: Sage Publications.

Morgan D and Krueger RA (Eds.) (1998) The focus group kit, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Visual methods

Reavey P (Eds.) (2011). Visual methods in psychology : using and interpreting images in qualitative research. Hove and New York Psychology Press.

Banks M (2008). Using visual data in qualitative research. London: Sage Publications

Background reading

Qualitative research journal articles – the following journals are a good place to look:

· Sociology of health and illness.

· Qualitative health research.

· Social Science and Medicine

This list was last updated on 21/08/2019