The Importance Of Qualitative Research

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Qualitative researches provide appropriate understanding of people’s experiences, perspectives and histories in the context of their personal circumstances or settings, And answering ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions(1). The popularity of Qualitative methodologies have increased over the past decades(2, 3), specially it is now widespread within health services research (HSR) programs(4). A lot of examples of qualitative research can be identified within the health research field (4-6). The importance of qualitative research should not be discounted (7, 8) because it has a significant place in public health for problem definition, hypothesis generation, and evaluation. Qualitative studies that are Poorly designed or have inadequate reporting…show more content…
Improvement of the quality and safety of health care depends on the measurement of these outcomes, so, there is an extra need for clinicians to have a comprehension of research methodologies so that they can design and implement effective quality assurance programmes using valid and reliable methods (10, 11). as well as quality appraisal is an important issue in systematic reviews(12). There is considerable debate over using which quality criteria are appropriate to assess qualitative studies. Assessment of the Quality in qualitative research can be done using the same large concepts of validity (or trustworthiness) used for quantitative research, but these need to be put in a different contextual framework according the aims of qualitative research(13). Consequently, skills of critical appraisal is included in formal postgraduate research training…show more content…
There is no "gold standard' critical appraisal tool for any study design, nor is there any widely accepted generic tool that can be applied equally well across study types. No tool was specific to allied health research requirements. Thus interpretation of critical appraisal of research reports currently needs to be considered in light of the properties and intent of the critical appraisal tool chosen for the task(17). but numbers of appraisal frameworks are available for the assessment of qualitative research and easy-to-use, study design-specific checklists to guide the reader through a research article(1, 17). We used appendix H methodology checklist designed for qualitative studies. This qualitative check list is planed based on accepted principles of implementing qualitative research and that may affect its quality. Using of this qualitative checklist is appropriate for people with basic understanding of qualitative methodology(18). This checklist contains 13 questions grouped into 6 themes include aims of the research, study design, recruitment and data collection, data analysis, findings/interpretations, implementation of research and then overall assessment of the study (Table 1). also has provided hints for completing(18). Rigor, credibility and relevance have been considered in the
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