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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Qualitative and quantitative methods in health: definitions, differences and research subjects
Author: Turato, ER
Abstract: The interest and accomplishments in qualitative research have been increasing in health. As a consequence, there is a greater demand for both institutional research programs and scientific journal publications. This article has the following purposes.. (a) to present some definitions in qualitative methods used in Humanities and Health; (b) to compare them to the usual quantitative methods of health sciences; and, finally, (c) to illustrate the subject with the most important constructs in these methodological fields. Above all, the authors scope was to provide criteria to evaluate the pertinence of the path taken by qualitative researchers, from research plan elaboration to result interpretation.
Subject: biomedical research, methods
qualitative research
research personnel
Country: Brasil
Editor: Revista De Saude Publica
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0034-89102005000300025
Date Issue: 2005
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