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Quality of Life Research: A Critical Introduction epub

by Mark Rapley


Quality of Life Research: A Critical Introduction epub

ISBN: 0761954562

ISBN13: 978-0761954569

Author: Mark Rapley

Category: Medical Books

Subcategory: Psychology

Language: English

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; First edition (April 3, 2003)

Pages: 286 pages

ePUB book: 1845 kb

FB2 book: 1141 kb

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is a major achievement, pulling together a very wide range of material and offering a coherent and cogent critique' - Mike Bury, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Quality of life'talk: The liberal paradox of psychological testing. Discourse & Society 7 (3), 293-316, 1996.

The social construction of intellectual disability. Cambridge University Press, 2004. Quality of life'talk: The liberal paradox of psychological testing.

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The concept has an intuitive appeal as a measure of the well-being of individuals, communities and nations. It is increasingly promoted as an aid for political decisions and public funding.

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A Critical Introduction.

`Quality of life′ is one of the fastest growing areas of research and policy. The concept has an intuitive appeal as a measure of the well-being of individuals, communities and nations. It is increasingly promoted as an aid for political decisions and public funding. But what does the concept really mean? And how can it be operationalized in teaching and research?

This is the first introductory text to offer a critical overview of the concept of quality of life and the ways in which it is researched. Using an inter-disciplinary approach the book covers every aspect of the concept and its application - from the calculation of Quality-Adjusted Life Years to conversation analysis, from the estimation of the quality of life of nation states to ethnographic studies of the life quality of individual disadvantaged people.

The book fills a huge gap in teaching and research. Written with authority, and the need to produce an accessible critical introduction to the field, it will be of interest to students of sociology, psychology, public health and nursing, health economics, politics and medicine.