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The manual can be used as a stand-alone, self-learning tool by individuals new to the use of social science methods in health research; it can also be used by social scientists tasked with conducting short-term training in qualitative research methods for applied health research. 

The authors have drawn extensively on their own experiences of teaching and using qualitative research methods, but they have also tried to synthesise many important insights gained from teachers, colleagues, and scholars, some of whom have been acknowledged at the end of the manual. There are, of course, many excellent manuals and websites providing introductions to qualitative methods. The objective here is to complement these more in-depth sources with an overview that introduces the user to the topic and approach.

  • Introduction to Qualitative Research Methodology - A Training Manual.pdf
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Document Type: (PDF) Download
Author/s: Karina Kielmann, Fabian Cataldo, Janet Seeley
Date of Publication: December 2012

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