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Qualitative research

Leslie Gelling Reader in nursing, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England

Qualitative research has an important role in helping nurses and other healthcare professionals understand patient experiences of health and illness. Qualitative researchers have a large number of methodological options and therefore should take care in planning and conducting their research. This article offers a brief overview of some of the key issues qualitative researchers should consider.

Nursing Standard. 29, 30, 43-47. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.30.43.e9749

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 06 November 2014

Accepted: 17 November 2014