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Julia M Addington-Hall, Eduardo Bruera, Irene J Higginson, and Sheila Payne

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530251

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.001.0001

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Evaluating qualitative research

Evaluating qualitative research

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(p.181) Chapter 11 Evaluating qualitative research
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Research Methods in Palliative Care
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Michele Crossley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.003.0011

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

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