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CASP Tools for Qualitative Research Studies

Posted on February 14, 2013 by HollyMillward

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Determining whether research is reliable or not is a big part of the evidence-based approach to medicine. This checklist is a great place to start. Download the form linked below if you would like help reading and making sense of qualitative research.

Qualitative research investigates the why and how of decision making, not just whatwherewhen. Small but focused samples (i.e. teenage girls living in north London or men over 50 with type 2 diabetes) are used in group discussions, interviews, observation etc…

Qualitative methods produce information only on the particular cases studied, and any more general conclusions are only propositions (informed assertions). Quantitative methods can then be used to seek support for particular research hypotheses.

Link: 

http://www.caspinternational.org/mod_product/uploads/CASP_Qualitative_Studies%20_Checklist_14.10.10.pdf

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HollyMillward

HollyMillward

Hi! I work at Cochrane UK as the Communications & Engagement Officer, as part of the role I administering this web site. Do get in contact if you would like to know more or get involved with S4BE. View more posts from Holly

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