The appropriate uses of qualitative methods in health economics.

  title={The appropriate uses of qualitative methods in health economics.},
  author={Joanna Coast},
  journal={Health economics},
  volume={8 4},
Ontology, epistemology and methodology are not subjects frequently discussed in health economics, yet they are of great relevance to the question of how, or whether, to use qualitative methods as a means of examining certain issues. The paper discusses the nature of enquiry in health economics and then details the nature of qualitative methods and the constructivist philosophy with which they are most commonly associated. The paper continues by examining different areas in the study of… CONTINUE READING

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