Getting started with qualitative research: developing a research proposal
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Getting started with qualitative research: developing a research proposal

Cristina G Vivar Lecturer, Department of Community Nursing and Maternal & Child Health Care, School of Nursing, University of Navarra, Spain, and a doctoral student, nursing studies, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, UK
Anne McQueen Senior lecturer, Nursing studies, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, UK
Dorothy A Whyte Honorary fellow, Nursing studies, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, UK
Navidad Canga Armayor Lecturer, Head of Department of Community Nursing and Maternal & Child Health Care, School of Nursing, University of Navarra, Spain

The aim of this article is to illustrate in detail important issues that research beginners may have to deal with during the design of a qualitative research proposal in nursing and health care. Cristina Vivar has developed a 17-step process to describe the development of a qualitative research project. This process can serve as an easy way to start research and to ensure a comprehensive and thorough proposal.

Nurse Researcher. 14, 3, 60-73. doi: 10.7748/nr2007.04.14.3.60.c6033

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