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Evaluating qualitative research

Michele Crossley

in Research Methods in Palliative Care

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780198530251
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729980 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.003.0011
Evaluating qualitative research

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This chapter discusses how qualitative research should be evaluated. It presents a number of quantitative research reviews, which reinforce the view that evidence from quantitative research, particularly randomized controlled trials, represents the highest level of research evidence. It also highlights the aims and objectives of certain perspectives, which differ from quantitative approaches, and articulates the criteria relevant to an assessment of their quality.

Keywords: qualitative research; quantitative research; reviews; randomized controlled trials; research evidence; aims; objectives; quantitative approaches; assessment; quality

Chapter.  3631 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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