Category Archives: Quantitative research

Anthropology in health research: from qualitative methods to multidisciplinarity

Qualitative methods are now common in research into the social and cultural dimensions of ill health and health care. These methods derive from several social sciences, but the concepts and knowledge from some disciplinary traditions are underused. Here we describe the potential contribution of anthropology, … Continue reading

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Qualitative Research on Children’s Well-being

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Emotional Education brings together papers on the topic Qualitative Research on Children’s Well-being Across National and Cultural Contexts. The inspiration for this Special Issue emerged from recent developments in child well-being research. … Continue reading

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What is Good Qualitative Research? – A First Step towards a Comprehensive Approach to Judging Rigour/Quality

Qualitative research has an enormous amount to contribute to the fields of health, medicine and public health but readers and reviewers from these fields have little understanding of how to judge its quality. Work to date accurately reflects the complexity … Continue reading

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Power Relations in Qualitative Research

This article focuses on the tensions between the commitment to power redistribution of the qualitative paradigm and the ethical and methodological complexity inherent in clinical research. Qualitative inquiry, in general, though there are significant variations between its different paradigms and … Continue reading

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Are ‘Qualitative’ and ‘Quantitative’ Useful Terms for Describing Research?

We examine the concepts of quantitative research and qualitative research, and argue that this dichotomy has several dimensions which are often, erroneously, assumed to coincide. We analyse two of the important dimensions – statistical versus non-statistical, and hypothesis testing versus … Continue reading

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