Interpretive Description

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Juli 2009



This book is designed to guide both new and more seasoned researchers through the steps of conceiving, designing, and implementing coherent research capable of generating new insights in clinical settings.


* Preface Part One: Interpretive Description in Theory* One: Introduction: Qualitative Research in the Applied Disciplines * Two: Cultivating Questions in the Clinical Field * Three: Scaffolding a Study * Four: Framing a Study Design * Five: Strategizing a Credible Study Part Two: Interpretive Description in Process* Six: Entering the Field * Seven: Constructing Data * Eight: Making Sense of Data * Nine: Conceptualizing Findings * Ten: Writing Findings Part Three: Interpretive Description in Context* Eleven: Making Sense of Findings * Twelve: Disseminating Knowledge * Thirteen: Enhancing Credibility * Fourteen: Advancing Evidence with Interpretive Description ReferencesAbout the Authorundergraduate and up


Sally Thorne, RN, PhD, is Professor and Director of the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. Her research emphasis for the past 25 years has been the human experience of chronic illness and cancer. Following the initial publication of her methodological work on Interpretive Description in 1997, she has continued to develop it as qualitative research approach particularly suited to the research questions generated from within the applied disciplines, including the health professions. Dr. Thorne is a widely published author, sought after as a consultant on qualitative methodological issues, and a committed educator. She is author or coauthor of 100 published articles and three books. Margarete Sandelowski is Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Nursing and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
EAN: 9781598743302
ISBN: 1598743309
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2009
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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