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.

http://curatiofoundation.org/qualitativemethods/

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 :