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Participant observation / David Hughes

Researching Health, 3rd edition (eds. M.Saks and J. Allsop), Issue: 3rd, Pages: 142 - 164

Swansea University Author: Hughes, David

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This chapter describes and discusses the research method of participant observation, using examples from health research. The chapter covers such areas as advantages and limitations of the approach, classic US and UK studies, ethical issues, practical issues in fieldwork, and recent trends. A detail...

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Published in: Researching Health, 3rd edition (eds. M.Saks and J. Allsop)
ISBN: 9781526424297
Published: London Sage 2019
Online Access: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/researching-health/book254604
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa37961
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Abstract: This chapter describes and discusses the research method of participant observation, using examples from health research. The chapter covers such areas as advantages and limitations of the approach, classic US and UK studies, ethical issues, practical issues in fieldwork, and recent trends. A detailed case study example is provided, as well an an exercise for students.
Item Description: Example case study is concerned with secondary care contracting in the NHS.
Keywords: participant observation; ethnography; research methods
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 3rd
Start Page: 142
End Page: 164