Qualitative research methods in palliative medicine and palliative oncology--an introduction.


Qualitative research methods can be used as a complement to quantitative methods in palliative research. Possible applications are 1) for the induction of hypotheses, 2) for the development of quality-of-life instruments, 3) for the exploration of complex phenomena and personal experiences, 4) for studying attitudes, 5) for the observation of interactions… (More)