Nurses are faced with the need for practice grounded in research-based evidence. Research methodologies must be theoretically sound but must also take into account the unique challenges of the socio-political conditions under which nurses practice. This collection presents up-to-the-minute qualitative research methodologies creatively developed within nursing. Written by authors at the forefront of their fields, the book is intended to enable people to research critical issues for nursing practice and health care. Drawing on empirical data, each chapter introduces a particular contemporary approach, examines the literature in it field, discussed its relevance for nursing and health care and explains what claims to knowledge can be made.An advanced-level research book specifically for postgraduate nurses, this book contains contributions from international authors at the forefront of nursing academia which explains the new, more complex research methodologies and offers a bridge between nursing and social science.