Arguments for 'British Pluralism' in qualitative health research.

  title={Arguments for 'British Pluralism' in qualitative health research.},
  author={Michael Craig Johnson and Timothy J. Long and Ailsa White},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={33 2},
AIMS OF THE STUDY This paper examines the argument that certain qualitative research methods can be used in 'pure' forms. Whilst rigid adherence to particular published procedures might be possible, we argue that in many cases this is neither necessary nor more likely to increase the validity of the research outcome. METHODOLOGICAL PURITY In examining the works of well-known claimants to particular research approaches such as grounded theory and phenomenology we show that purity of method is… CONTINUE READING