Quantity and rigor of qualitative research in four pastoral counseling journals.

Abstract

Examines the quantity (N = 26) and rigor of qualitative research in The Journal of Pastoral Care, Pastoral Sciences, Journal of Religion and Health, and Pastoral Psychology for 1993-1997. Defines qualitative research using the work of Douglas Sprenkle and Sidney Moon. Uses the eleven criteria developed by Nicholas Mays and Catherine Pope in British Medical Journal for judging rigor. Finds low quantity and mixed quality and discusses implications.

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@article{OConnor2001QuantityAR, title={Quantity and rigor of qualitative research in four pastoral counseling journals.}, author={Trudy Sister O'Connor and Fred Koning and Elizabeth Meakes and K McLarnon-Sinclair and Katherine Davis and Van Loy}, journal={Journal of pastoral care}, year={2001}, volume={55 3}, pages={271-80} }