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Qualitative Research Methods
Looks at the value of using qualitative research methods.
# 119267 | 1,510 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 13, 2010 in Research Designs (General)

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This paper explains that qualitative research methods, which use open-ended techniques such as interviews to collect data and other non-statistical techniques, provide detailed, diverse insights into individuals. Qualitative research, the author asserts, is an important segment in the search for knowledge and has considerable benefits as opposed to alternate forms of knowledge gathering. The paper examines several reported qualitative research studies to better understand methodological elements used in conducting this type of research.

Table of Contents:
Objectives of the Review
Literature Review
Patient Experiences with Oily Skin
Research Conducted at University of British Columbia
Promoting Patient Engagement with Self-Management Support Information
Home Visitors' Perceptions of Teen Mothers
Conflict and User Involvement in Drug Misuse Treatment Decision-Making

From the Paper:

"This particular research study examined the nature of client/staff conflict and user involvement in drug misuse treatment decision-making. The qualitative research method employed was the conduction of 79 in-depth interviews with new treatment clients in two residential and two community drug treatment agencies. Following the initial interview, so as to provide a window for subjective change as mentioned above, 59 of these clients were interviewed again after twelve weeks."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Arbuckle, Robert, Mark J. Atkinson, Marci Clark, Linda Abetz, Jan Lohs, Ilka Kuhagen, Jane Harness, Zoe Draelos, Diane Thiboutot, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, and Kati Copley-Merriman. "Patient experiences with oily skin: The qualitative development of content for two new patient reported outcome questionnaires.(Research)." Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 6.80, p. 80. Retrieved on 9 November 2008, from: <http://find.galegroup.com.ezwx.ez.cwmars.org:58000/itx/start.do?prodId=AONE>.
  • Protheroe, Joanne, Anne Rogers, Anne P. Kennedy, Wendy Macdonald, and Victoria Lee. "Promoting patient engagement with self-management support information: a qualitative meta-synthesis of processes influencing uptake.(Research article)." Implementation Science. 3.44, p. 44. Retrieved on 9 November 2008, from: <http://find.galegroup.com.ezwx.ez.cwmars.org:58000/itx/start.do?prodId=AONE>.
  • Haynes-Lawrence, Darbi. "Home visitors' perceptions of teen mothers: Using qualitative research to explore labeling theory." Children and Youth Services Review. 30.12, p. 1386. Retrieved on 9 November 2008, from: <http://find.galegroup.com.ezwx.ez.cwmars.org:58000/itx/start.do?prodId=EAIM>.
  • Fischer, Jan, Joanne Neale, Michael Bloor, and Nicholas Jenkins. "Conflict and user involvement in drug misuse treatment decision-making: a qualitative study.(Research)." Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 3.21, p. 21. Retrieved on 9 November 2008, from: <http://find.galegroup.com.ezwx.ez.cwmars.org:58000/itx/start.do?prodId=AONE>.
  • "Research conducted at University of British Columbia has updated our knowledge about qualitative inquiry." Science Letter. 10/7/08, p. 1485. Retrieved on 9 November 2008, from: <http://find.galegroup.com.ezwx.ez.cwmars.org:58000/itx/start.do?prodId=EAIM>.

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