The Nature of Qualitative Evidence
- Janice M. Morse - School of Nursing, University of Utah, USA
- Janice Swanson - Samuel Merritt College
- Anton J. Kuzel - Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
What constitutes qualitative evidence? This book breaks new ground by providing urgently needed standards for qualitative inquiry and addresses the significant issues of what constitutes qualitative evidence. In particular, this book will address the place of qualitative evidence in the planning delivery, and evaluation of health care. The authors first examine the status of qualitative research as evidence versus "opinion." They then examine such topics as: who decides what counts as evidence, the nature of outcomes, how to evaluate qualitative evidence, constructing evidence within the qualitative project, and research utilization and qualitative research. They conclude with perspectives on the issue of standards for qualitative investigation.
"The writing is scholarly and the content is rich, varied, and liberally seasoned with practical examples to illustrate situations in which open enquiry has generated important qualitative evidence."
Very accessible book, well written and clear and will be added to the reading list.
this is an excellent book and is supplemental for students wishing to do qualitative research; I think that it is an essential text for university and college libraries. I do think that this is a worthwhile and valuable resource for qualitative research students.