The variety of qualitative research. Part two: Non-positivist approaches.

@article{Ashworth1997TheVO,
  title={The variety of qualitative research. Part two: Non-positivist approaches.},
  author={Phil Ashworth},
  journal={Nurse education today},
  year={1997},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={219-24}
}
For a number of reasons qualitative techniques have taken firm root in nursing research generally and are of growing importance in research undertaken by nurse educators. But there is a great deal of confusion about the nature of the data which are produced by qualitative research, the way such data must be handled, and the use to which such data can be put. The confusion often results from a failure to differentiate between several orientations to qualitative data. In the previous paper… CONTINUE READING