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Whatever happened to qualitative description?
  • M. Sandelowski
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Research in nursing & health
  • 1 August 2000
The general view of descriptive research as a lower level form of inquiry has influenced some researchers conducting qualitative research to claim methods they are really not using and not to claimExpand
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Sample size in qualitative research.
  • M. Sandelowski
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Research in nursing & health
  • 1 April 1995
A common misconception about sampling in qualitative research is that numbers are unimportant in ensuring the adequacy of a sampling strategy. Yet, simple sizes may be too small to support claims ofExpand
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The problem of rigor in qualitative research
  • M. Sandelowski
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • ANS. Advances in nursing science
  • 1 April 1986
There are few explicit discussions in nursing literature of how qualitative research can be made as rigorous as it is relevant to the perspective and goals of nursing. Four factors complicate theExpand
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What's in a name? Qualitative description revisited.
  • M. Sandelowski
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Research in nursing & health
  • 1 February 2010
"Whatever Happened to Qualitative Description?" (Sandelowski, 2000) was written to critique the prevailing tendency in qualitative health research to claim the use of methods that were not actuallyExpand
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Combining qualitative and quantitative sampling, data collection, and analysis techniques in mixed-method studies.
  • M. Sandelowski
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Research in nursing & health
  • 1 June 2000
TLDR
Researchers have increasingly turned to mixed-method techniques to expand the scope and improve the analytic power of their studies. Expand
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Rigor or rigor mortis: the problem of rigor in qualitative research revisited.
  • M. Sandelowski
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • ANS. Advances in nursing science
  • 1 December 1993
Issues are raised by the persistent concern with achieving rigor in qualitative research, including the rigidity that often characterizes the search for validity in qualitative work and the threat toExpand
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Handbook for Synthesizing Qualitative Research
* Preface * Acknowledgments * Introduction: Attitudes, Assumptions, and Caveats * The Urge to Synthesize * Conceiving the Qualitative Research Synthesis Study Resources * Searching For and RetrievingExpand
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Qualitative analysis: what it is and how to begin.
  • M. Sandelowski
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Research in nursing & health
  • 1 August 1995
One of the most paralyzing moments in conducting qualitative research is beginning analysis, when researchers must first look at their data in order to see what they should look for in their data.Expand
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Focus on research methods
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Focus on qualitative methods. Qualitative metasynthesis: issues and techniques.
There has been an accumulation of qualitative studies in recent years, but little cumulation of the understandings gained from them. Qualitative research appears endangered both by efforts toExpand
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