Qualitative methodology: an introduction

SOURCE: Epidemiology: a research manual for South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2007
TITLE AUTHOR(S): D.Skinner
SOURCE EDITOR(S): G.Joubert, R.Ehrlich
KEYWORDS: METHODOLOGY, RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5209
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/5474
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5474

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Abstract

This chapter describes the uses and value of qualitative research in health research. It also provides a framework for qualitative research methodology, namely the philosophy and narrative base of the data. It introduces the methods of qualitative research and their diversity and provides and understanding of the analytical process in qualitative research.