Theoretical frameworks in qualitative research: finding the right approach
Leah East Associate professor, Nursing (primary healthcare), University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia
Kath Peters Associate professor, Nursing, Academic programme (international), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Penrith, NSW, Australia
Leah East and Kath Peters introduce six articles (five of which are published in this issue of Nurse Researcher) examining the use of and choice of theoretical frameworks in qualitative research
Qualitative researchers explore phenomena to discover meaning through descriptive and interpretative approaches. Within the plethora of literature, qualitative research can be guided by a multitude of methodologies which have defined approaches and boundaries, yet it can also be generic and much more fluid.
Nurse Researcher. 27, 1, 6-7. doi: 10.7748/nr.27.1.6.s2
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