How to do qualitative research?

Denny, Elaine and Weckesser, Annalise (2022) How to do qualitative research? BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 129 (7). pp. 1166-1167. ISSN 1470-0328

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Qualitative research begins with one or more relatively broad research questions that may be revised iteratively as the research is carried out to narrow the research aim or purpose. This is different from quantitative research, where a narrow research question is set at the start and remains fixed. For example, the aim of a study may be to explore the experiences of women who are pregnant while living with epilepsy. The initial research question may be ‘How do women with epilepsy experience pregnancy?’ However, from preliminary findings this may change to ‘How do women manage their epilepsy during pregnancy?’

Item Type: Article
Identification Number:
20 October 2020Accepted
17 April 2022Published Online
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-06 - allied health > CAH02-06-01 - health sciences (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Annalise Weckesser
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2022 14:54
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2022 14:54

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