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Qualitative Methods

1. Learning Objectives

After reviewing this chapter readers should be able to:

  • Understand the topics that qualitative health research can successfully address;
  • Recognize the main data-collection methods used in qualitative research and their advantages and limitations;
  • See the ways in which qualitative health research can be credible and rigorous; and
  • Recognize the nature of the complementarity between quantitative and qualitative methods.
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