Shorter and with a more applied approach than the typical student textbook, "Successful Qualitative Health Research" is the ideal primer for newcomers to research who are not yet ready to fully engage in theoretical complexity. Hansen provides essential overviews into current theoretical debates to enable the reader to understand the context in which they will be researching, and how their work might be viewed. She also consistently emphasises the links between theory and practice. To further enhance the book's practical focus, each chapter features real life examples of qualitative research written by experienced researchers from a wide range of health fields. These examples show how real researchers have overcome common problems, and offer inspiration and guidance.