Journal article

Producing different analytical narratives, coproducing integrated analytical narrative: a qualitative study of UK detained mental health patient experience involving service user researchers

Steve Gillard, Rohan Borschmann, Kati Turner, Norman Goodrich-Purnell, Kathleen Lovell, Mary Chambers

International Journal of Social Research Methodology | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2012


Involvement of people who use health services as researchers is increasingly widely practised internationally, but methodological enquiry into how involvement impacts on research findings is lacking. A qualitative study of the experiences of people detained under the UK Mental Health Act (1983) used secondary analysis to explore the extent to which mental health service user researchers produced different interpretive narratives to conventional university researchers working on the same research team, and the potential to coproduce integrated analytical narrative to inform service improvement. We found we were able to articulate a range of situated analytical narratives on the detained patie..

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