Methodolatry and Qualitative Health Research

  title={Methodolatry and Qualitative Health Research},
  author={Kerry Chamberlain},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  pages={285 - 296}
  • K. Chamberlain
  • Published 1 May 2000
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Health Psychology
The increasing turn to qualitative research in health psychology raises a number of issues about the appropriate use and relevance of qualitative methods in this field. In this article I raise concerns about methodolatry: the privileging of methodological concerns over other considerations in qualitative health research. I argue that qualitative researchers are in danger of reifying methods in the same way as their colleagues in quantitative research have done for some time. Reasons for the pre… 

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