Ready for a paradigm shift? Part 2: Introducing qualitative research methodologies and methods

Petty, N.J., Thomson, O.P. and Stew, G. (2012) Ready for a paradigm shift? Part 2: Introducing qualitative research methodologies and methods Manual Therapy, 17 (5). pp. 378-384. ISSN 1356-689X

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Abstract

This paper explores a number of commonly used methodologies and methods in qualitative research, namely grounded theory, case study, phenomenology, ethnography and narrative research. For each methodology a brief history of its development and variants is given, followed by typical methods of data collection and analysis. Examples of manual therapy qualitative research studies are highlighted for each methodology. Data collection methods are then discussed and include individual interviews, focus groups, observation and documentary analysis. A frequently used method of data analysis, thematic analysis, is briefly explained. Finally, the strategies to enhance the quality of qualitative research is explored and compared to those of quantitative research.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: B000 Health Professions > B600 Health Research
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1016/j.math.2012.03.004
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Health Professions
Depositing User: editor health
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 12:50
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2013 08:24
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/10548

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