Chapter Outlines

By the end of this chapter, you will:

  • Be aware of an A–Z of popular methods and issues within health psychology research in four categories: quantitative, qualitative, action research, or mixed
  • Understand the role of quantitative researchers and their research methods in exploring health and illness concepts and experience
  • Understand the role of action researchers and their role in facilitating change processes, improvement, empowerment and emancipation.
  • Understand a few of the key issues that are crucial to the progression of the field such as replication, power and repeatability