Using theory in qualitative research. Qualitative Health Research Collaboration (QHeRC) 12 May 2009 Julie Leask Senior Research Fellow, NCIRS Conjoint Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, USYD. Summary. 9.30 Presentation and discussion of two articles on theory
Qualitative Health Research Collaboration (QHeRC)
12 May 2009
Senior Research Fellow, NCIRS
Conjoint Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, USYD
Impact of quarantine for
suspected swine flu
Roots in work of Karl Marx, more recently Foucault etc
Critiquing and changing society
Organisation of power and knowledge
Equality in relation to age, race, SES, religion, sexuality etc.
Collective behaviours and perceptions
Examines symbols used in daily encounters, esp language
Act towards things on basis of meanings things have for them
Meaning derived from social interaction
Meanings handled/modified via interpretive process used by the person
how individuals give meaning to social phenomena in their everyday lives;
subjective “lived” experience.
Aust N Z J Public Health 2007; 31:438-43.
Obese patients as “non-compliant”
not simply a demographically varied
How might we use symbolic interactionism to better understand the impact of quarantine?