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How do I find Qualitative Articles?
Locating a qualitative article.
Use a database that contains research journal articles such as PubMed, CINAHL, ScienceDirect, Nursing and Allied Health by ProQuest or Academic Search Premier and even Google Scholar.
Links to assist with learning about locating qualitative research/studies or better understanding it.
Finding Qualitative Research Articles
University of Washington, Health Sciences Library
Reading and understanding qualitative research.
Cruz, R. F., & Tantia, J. F. (2017). Reading and understanding qualitative research. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 39(1), 79-92. doi:10.1007/s10465-016-9219-z
Understanding qualitative research: A school nurse perspective
Broussard, L. (2006). Understanding qualitative research: A school nurse perspective. The Journal of School Nursing, 22(4), 212-8.
Understanding research: Qualitative research in orthopaedic and trauma nursing
Rasmussen, P., & McLiesh, P. (2019). Understanding research: Qualitative research in orthopaedic and trauma nursing. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 32, 41-47. doi:10.1016/j.ijotn.2018.10.003
Critiquing Qualitative Research
Might be helpful when assessing a quatitative study. Written by nurses but useful for all learning about qualitative research.
Qualitative Studies -- Assessing
Appraising Qualitative Research in Health Education: Guidelines for Public Health Educators
Jeanfreau, S. G., & Jack, L. (2010). Appraising qualitative research in health education: Guidelines for public health educators. Health Promotion Practice, 11(5), 612-617. doi:10.1177/1524839910363537
Exploring the Evidence. Focusing on the Fundamentals: A Simplistic Differentiation Between Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Rutberg, S., & Bouikidis, C. D. (2018). Exploring the Evidence. Focusing on the Fundamentals: A Simplistic Differentiation Between Qualitative and Quantitative Research. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 45(2), 209-213.
Terms for Searching for Qualitative articles
These terms could be useful when searching for QUALITATIVE studies...
- Narrative -- to tell someone's life story
- Focus groups
- Ethnography -- the describe and interpret the shared culture of a group
- Grounded Theory -- to construct a theory to explain what is going on among this group of people in this time and place
- Phenomenology -- to understand the true essence of an experience
These terms could be useful when searching for QUANT.. QUANTITATIVE studies...
- Randomized controlled trial
- Look for statistics, tables and charts, formulas.
Books --- Qualitative
Qualitative Research in the Health Professions by Qualitative research can provide a great depth of understanding for health professionals in practice. Although many general research texts used in health discipline research courses present a broad spectrum of research methods, their discussion of qualitative methods is often limited. Qualitative Research in the Health Professions by Drs. William A. Pitney, Jenny Parker, Stephanie M. Mazerolle, and Kelly Potteiger, is a practical and straightforward text for those learning about qualitative research in the health professions.
Call Number: Online / ebook -- Ebook Central
Publication Date: 2019-12-03
Qualitative Research in the Health Sciences by There is a growing interest in, and acceptance of, qualitative research approaches in the health science disciplines, both as standalone methodologies and integrated with quantitative designs in mixed methods approaches. This comprehensive text provides deeper knowledge and application of a wide range of methodologies, methods and processes, enabling readers to develop their qualitative research skills. Divided into two parts, focusing first on methodologies and then on methods and processes, the text also includes revision of essential aspects of quantitative research as they apply to mixed methods research and a discussion of the uptake of qualitative research in the health sciences. The methodologies covered include: Grounded Theory; Historical Research; Ethnography; Phenomenology; Narrative Inquiry; Case Study Research; Critical Ethnography; Action Research and Mixed Methods. The methods and processes covered include: Interviewing and Analysis; Group Work and Analysis; Narrative Analysis; Discourse Analysis. Using accessible language to help extend readers' practical research skills, this is a thorough and reliable text to guide advanced students and researchers from all health-related disciplines - including nursing, midwifery, public health and physiotherapy - to the best use of qualitative research.
Call Number: Online / ebook -- Ebook Central
Publication Date: 2013-08-13