Greenhalg, Trisha, and Rod Taylor:
Read the article ’How to read a Paper: Papers that go beyond Numbers.’ (Page 5-8 of the pdf) Downloadable document
- Qualitative methods aim to make sense of, or interpret, phenomena in terms of the meanings people bring to them
- Qualitative research may define preliminary questions which can then be addressed in quantitative studies
- A good qualitative study will address a clinical problem through a clearly formulated question and using more than one research method (triangulation)
- Analysis of qualitative data can and should be done using explicit, systematic, and reproducible methods
Adapted from UW-Madison Libraries Research Guides.
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Adapted from Greenhalgh, Trisha, and Rod Taylor. ‘How to Read a Paper: Papers That Go beyond Numbers (qualitative Research).’ BMJ 315, no. 7110 (September 20, 1997): 740–743.