Poststructuralism, qualitative methodology, and public health : research methods as a legitimization strategy for knowledge
Krug, Gary J. & Hepworth, Julie (1997) Poststructuralism, qualitative methodology, and public health : research methods as a legitimization strategy for knowledge. Critical Public Health, 7(1-2), pp. 50-59.
The appearance of poststructuralism as a research methodology in public health literature raises questions about the history and purpose of this research. We examine
(a) some aspects of the history of qualitative methods and their place within larger social and research domains, and (b) the purposes of a public health research that employs poststructuralist philosophy delineating the methodological issues that require consideration in positing a poststructural analysis.
We argue against poststructuralism becoming a research methodology deployed to seize the pubic health debate, rather than being employed for its own particular critical strengths.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work|
|Deposited On:||26 May 2013 22:41|
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