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Undertaking Qualitative Research: Concepts and Cases in Injury, Health and Social Life.
  1. S Grundy
  1. Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

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    By J Peter Rothe. (Pp 224, paperback; C$29.95). Edmonton, Canada: University of Alberta Press, 2000. ISBN 0-88864-367-5.

    This book is an important contribution to the field of accident and injury research. It is a book for newcomers to qualitative research and as such would be an excellent key text for teaching. The book outlines a range of qualitative research methods and builds this into an appreciation of the theoretical underpinnings that favour one method more than another. Beyond pure methods and theory, the book conveys the realities of planning, undertaking, and finishing a research project.

    The initial chapter “injury and the disclosure of the truth” is particularly compelling as it guides us into the minds of those who engage in qualitative research; those seeking “the insider …

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