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Employing a qualitative description approach in health care research

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dc.contributor.author Bradshaw, Carmel
dc.contributor.author Atkinson, Sandra
dc.contributor.author Doody, Owen
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-28T09:45:11Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-28T09:45:11Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6300
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract A qualitative description design is particularly relevant where information is required directly from those experiencing the phenomenon under investigation and where time and resources are limited. Nurses and midwives often have clinical questions suitable to a qualitative approach but little time to develop an exhaustive comprehension of qualitative methodological approaches. Qualitative description research is sometimes considered a less sophisticated approach for epistemological reasons. Another challenge when considering qualitative description design is differentiating qualitative description from other qualitative approaches. This article provides a systematic and robust journey through the philosophical, ontological, and epistemological perspectives, which evidences the purpose of qualitative description research. Methods and rigor issues underpinning qualitative description research are also appraised to provide the researcher with a systematic approach to conduct research utilizing this approach. The key attributes and value of qualitative description research in the health care professions will be highlighted with the aim of extending its usage. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Global Qualitative Nursing Research;4, pp. 1-8
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1177/2333393617742282
dc.subject qualitative description en_US
dc.subject philosophy en_US
dc.subject epistemology en_US
dc.subject ontology en_US
dc.subject methodology en_US
dc.subject methods en_US
dc.title Employing a qualitative description approach in health care research en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/2333393617742282
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2735567


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