Practitioner Research in Healthcare
Practioner Research in Healthcare provides an alternative to the dominant methods used in the field of healthcare, challenging the limited epistemological and ontological assumptions of most research methodologies.
Using examples and case studies throughout, Dawn Freshwater and John Lees demonstrate how it is possible to do rigorous research which is relevant to everyday practice. A balance of theoretical discussion and practical guideance is provided on the basics of practitioner research, including discussion of the value of reflexive research, the use of narrative, ethics and ensuring quality.
Accessible and highly practical, this book will be of direct relevance to practitioners and postgraduate students carrying out research in the fieilds of health and mental health.