Using a theory-driven conceptual framework in qualitative health research.

@article{Macfarlane2012UsingAT,
  title={Using a theory-driven conceptual framework in qualitative health research.},
  author={A. S. Macfarlane and Mary O'Reilly-de Br{\'u}n},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={607-18}
}
The role and merits of highly inductive research designs in qualitative health research are well established, and there has been a powerful proliferation of grounded theory method in the field. However, tight qualitative research designs informed by social theory can be useful to sensitize researchers to concepts and processes that they might not necessarily identify through inductive processes. In this article, we provide a reflexive account of our experience of using a theory-driven… CONTINUE READING

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