Utility of qualitative research findings in evidence-based public health practice.

@article{Jack2006UtilityOQ,
  title={Utility of qualitative research findings in evidence-based public health practice.},
  author={Susan M. Jack},
  journal={Public health nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={277-83}
}
Epidemiological data, derived from quantitative studies, provide important information about the causes, prevalence, risk correlates, treatment and prevention of diseases, and health issues at a population level. However, public health issues are complex in nature and quantitative research findings are insufficient to support practitioners and administrators in making evidence-informed decisions. Upshur's Synthetic Model of Evidence (2001) situates qualitative research findings as a credible… CONTINUE READING

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