Qualitative methods: The state of the art
Journal/Book: Qual Health Res. 1999; 9: 2455 Teller Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, USA. Sage Publications Inc. 393-406.
Abstract: Qualitative methods offer the researcher different approaches to a research problem. They offer alternatives in analytic approaches; cater to different disciplinary perspectives, assumptions, and agendas; provide a means to explore various levels of analysis,from microanalytic to complex behaviors; and permit the development of the necessary level of conceptualization ion of results. Depending on the researcher's question(s), any one or combinations of qualitative approaches offer the researcher the means to obtain optimal research results. Lit this article, the example of the experience of traumatic injury is used to explore research possibilities and to convey art appreciation for methodological diversity.
Note: Article Morse JM, Univ Alberta, Int Inst Qualitat Methodol, Edmonton, AB, CANADA
Keyword(s): SELF; PAIN