Reframing the evaluation of qualitative health research: reflections on a review of appraisal guidelines in the health sciences.

@article{Eakin2003ReframingTE,
  title={Reframing the evaluation of qualitative health research: reflections on a review of appraisal guidelines in the health sciences.},
  author={J. Eakin and E. Mykhalovskiy},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={
          187-94
        }
}
In this article, we explore the form of evaluation put forward by guidelines used in the health sciences for appraising qualitative research and we begin to articulate an alternative posture. Most guidelines are derivative of the modes of assessment developed by clinical epidemiologists as part of the promotion of evidence-based medicine (EBM). They are predominantly proceduralist in orientation, equating quality with the proper execution of research techniques. We argue that this form of… Expand
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