Other approaches include case studies, narrative research, and historical research.
Traditional References to articles that describe these different qualitative research approaches in greater detail are listed in the online version of this Users’ guide.
This Users’ guide provides an overview of the critical appraisal of qualitative research but, as with various quantitative research designs, there are variations in how rigour and validity are addressed in specific designs.
Before proceeding with a full fledged review of the study, readers should look for the precise question the study sought to answer and consider its relevance to their own clinical questions.
We grouped all items into three domains: (i) research team and reflexivity, (ii) study design and (iii) data analysis and reporting.
Abstract While the evaluation of quantitative research frequently depends on judgements based on the “holy trinity” of objectivity, reliability and validity (Spencer, Ritchie, Lewis, & Dillon, 2003, p.
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Numerous articles and books focus on validity issues for qualitative research.
Similarly, there are several qualitative research designs, and each has slightly different conventions for their appropriate conduct.