useful links & readings

Basic introductions to QA

This web site (in English and Russian) is an introduction to designing and conducting a qualitative health services research study.  It takes you through stages of the project, with some examples of coding, thematic analysis and writing up.

Different types of qualitative analysis

The following excerpt is from Claire Thompson’s PhD thesis: an overview of possible qualitative analytical approaches

Grounded Theory

Charmaz’s paper, based on a conference presentation to the BSA Medical Sociology Conference 2012, is a very nice readable introduction to doing grounded theory, with a worked example comparing a more thematic analysis to a grounded theory approach

Case study rationales

A question is often asked about what a ‘case study’ actually is and what it means. This is a useful paper on case study design rationales :