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dc.contributor.authorRendle, Katharine A
dc.contributor.authorAbramson, Corey M
dc.contributor.authorGarrett, Sarah B
dc.contributor.authorHalley, Meghan C
dc.contributor.authorDohan, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-29T19:18:12Z
dc.date.available2020-01-29T19:18:12Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-27
dc.identifier.citationRendle KA, Abramson CM, Garrett SB, et al. Beyond exploratory: a tailored framework for designing and assessing qualitative health research. BMJ Open 2019;9:e030123. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2019-030123en_US
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055
dc.identifier.pmid31462482
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030123
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/636765
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this commentary is to develop a framework for assessing the rigour of qualitative approaches that identifies and distinguishes between the diverse objectives of qualitative health research, guided by a narrative review of the published literature on qualitative guidelines and standards from peer-reviewed journals and national funding organisations that support health services research, patient-centered outcomes research and other applied health research fields. In this framework, we identify and distinguish three objectives of qualitative studies in applied health research: exploratory, descriptive and comparative. For each objective, we propose methodological standards that may be used to assess and improve rigour across all study phases—from design to reporting. Similar to hierarchies of quality of evidence within quantitative studies, we argue that standards for qualitative rigour differ, appropriately, for studies with different objectives and should be evaluated as such. Distinguishing between different objectives of qualitative health research improves the ability to appreciate variation in qualitative studies and to develop appropriate evaluations of the rigour and success of qualitative studies in meeting their stated objectives. Researchers, funders and journal editors should consider how further developing and adopting the framework for assessing qualitative rigour outlined here may advance the rigour and potential impact of this important mode of inquiry.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPatient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) AwardPatient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute - PCORI [ME-1409-22996]en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBMJ PUBLISHING GROUPen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2019. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited, appropriate credit is given, any changes made indicated, and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjecthealth services researchen_US
dc.subjectpatient-centered outcomes researchen_US
dc.subjectqualitative researchen_US
dc.titleBeyond exploratory: a tailored framework for designing and assessing qualitative health researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Sch Sociolen_US
dc.identifier.journalBMJ OPENen_US
dc.description.noteOpen access journalen_US
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dc.source.journaltitleBMJ open
refterms.dateFOA2020-01-29T19:18:13Z


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Copyright © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2019. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited, appropriate credit is given, any changes made indicated, and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Copyright © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2019. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited, appropriate credit is given, any changes made indicated, and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.