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Qualitative research: standards, challenges, and guidelines
  • K. Malterud
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • 11 August 2001
Qualitative research methods could help us to improve our understanding of medicine. Rather than thinking of qualitative and quantitative strategies as incompatible, they should be seen asExpand
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Systematic text condensation: A strategy for qualitative analysis
  • K. Malterud
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Scandinavian journal of public health
  • 1 December 2012
Aims: To present background, principles, and procedures for a strategy for qualitative analysis called systematic text condensation and discuss this approach compared with related strategies.Expand
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Sample Size in Qualitative Interview Studies
Sample sizes must be ascertained in qualitative studies like in quantitative studies but not by the same means. The prevailing concept for sample size in qualitative studies is “saturation.”Expand
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The art and science of clinical knowledge: evidence beyond measures and numbers
Medical doctors claim that their discipline is founded on scientific knowledge. Yet, although the ideas of evidence based medicine are widely accepted, clinical decisions and methods of patient careExpand
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It is hard work behaving as a credible patient: encounters between women with chronic pain and their doctors.
In various studies during the last decade, women with medically unexplained disorders have reported negative experiences during medical encounters. Accounts of being met with scepticism and lack ofExpand
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'I am not the kind of woman who complains of everything': illness stories on self and shame in women with chronic pain.
In this study, we explore issues of self and shame in illness accounts from women with chronic pain. We focused on how these issues within their stories were shaped according to cultural discoursesExpand
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Toward an Agenda for Evaluation of Qualitative Research
Evaluation is essential for research quality and development, but the diversity of traditions that characterize qualitative research suggests that general checklists or shared criteria for evaluationExpand
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Case definitions for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME): a systematic review
Objective To identify case definitions for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), and explore how the validity of case definitions can be evaluated in the absence of a referenceExpand
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Shared understanding of the qualitative research process. Guidelines for the medical researcher.
The qualitative research process is presented and discussed as a model, emphasizing matters frequently experienced as unfamiliar by the medical researcher. This model represents a prescriptiveExpand
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