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Aspectos éticos das pesquisas qualitativas em saúde ; Ethical aspects of qualitative health research

Guerriero, Iara Coelho Zito
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 02/06/2006 Português
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Objetivo. Identificar aspectos éticos das pesquisas qualitativas em saúde, de acordo com os pesquisadores que adotam estas abordagens. Identificar os aspectos da Resolução 196/96 CNS que são aplicáveis, e os que não são aplicáveis às pesquisas qualitativas em saúde. Métodos. A partir da busca no Medline, pelas palavras ética, pesquisa, qualitativa, no período 1993 a 2005, foram localizadas 245 referências. Estas foram classificadas em oito grandes temas das quais foram analisadas, neste trabalho, as que discutiam ética em pesquisa qualitativa, método, epistemologia e trabalho dos comitês de ética. Ao todo, foram analisados 42 artigos, tomando a hermenêutica como referência. A partir da imersão no material, foram identificados temas e categorias. Resultados. Nas pesquisas qualitativas em saúde, os aspectos éticos e aspectos metodológicos freqüentemente estão relacionados. Assim, o compromisso com a justiça social é um dos critérios de qualidade da pesquisa qualitativa e um aspecto ético importante. O consentimento é fundamental, porém deve respeitar as características da relação estabelecida entre pesquisador e pesquisado, a cultura do grupo pesquisado e as características dos indivíduos, como anos de escolaridade. É necessário identificar e respeitar a decisão do pesquisado: seja pelo desejo do anonimato ou...

Interpretação de imagens com raciocínio espacial qualitativo probabilístico.; Probabilistic qualitative spatial reasoning for image interpretation.

Pereira, Valquiria Fenelon
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 27/02/2014 Português
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Um sistema artificial pode usar raciocínio espacial qualitativo para inferir informações sobre seu ambiente tridimensional a partir de imagens bidimensionais. Inferências realizadas com base em raciocínio espacial qualitativo devem ser capazes de lidar com incertezas. Neste trabalho investigamos a utilização de técnicas probabilísticas para tornar o raciocínio espacial qualitativo mais robusto a incertezas e aplicável a agentes móveis em ambientes reais. Investigamos uma formalização de raciocínio espacial com lógica de descrição probabilística em um subdomínio de tráfego. Desenvolvemos também um método que combina raciocínio espacial qualitativo com um filtro Bayesiano para desenvolver dois sistemas que foram aplicados na auto localização de um robô móvel. Executamos dois experimentos de auto localização; um utilizando a teoria de relações qualitativas percebíveis sobre sombra com filtro Bayesiano; e outro utilizando o cálculo de oclusão de regiões e o cálculo de direção com filtro Bayesiano. Ambos os sistemas obtiveram resultados positivos onde somente o raciocínio espacial qualitativo não foi capaz de inferir a localização do robô. Os experimentos com dados reais mostraram robustez aos ruídos e à informação parcial.; An artificial system can use qualitative spatial reasoning to obtain information about its tridimensional environment...

Framework development for providing accessibility to qualitative spatial calculi

Jan, Sahib
Fonte: Universidade Nova de Lisboa Publicador: Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado
Publicado em 07/02/2011 Português
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Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies.; Qualitative spatial reasoning deals with knowledge about an infinite spatial domain using a finite set of qualitative relations without using numerical computation. Qualitative knowledge is relative knowledge where we obtain the knowledge on the basis of comparison of features with in the object domain rather then using some external scales. Reasoning is an intellectual facility by which, conclusions are drawn from premises and is present in our everyday interaction with the geographical world. The kind of reasoning that human being relies on is based on commonsense knowledge in everyday situations. During the last decades a multitude of formal calculi over spatial relations have been proposed by focusing on different aspects of space like topology, orientation and distance. Qualitative spatial reasoning engines like SparQ and GQR represents space and reasoning about the space based on qualitative spatial relations and bring qualitative reasoning closer to the geographic applications. Their relations and certain operations defined in qualitative calculi use to infer new knowledge on different aspects of space. Today GIS does not support common-sense reasoning due to limitation for how to formalize spatial inferences. It is important to focus on common sense geographic reasoning...

Measurement and Meaning : Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for the Analysis of Poverty and Social Exclusion in Latin America

Gacitua-Mario, Estanislao; Wodon, Quentin
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank
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This report consists of a collection of case studies from Latin America combining qualitative and quantitative research methods for the analysis of poverty within a social exclusion framework. The first chapter provides an overview of the differences between quantitative and qualitative methods, and the gains from using both types of methods in applied work. The other chapters are devoted to three case studies on reproductive health in rural Argentina, the targeting of social programs in Chile, and social exclusion in urban Uruguay. Each case study was prepared within the broader context of country-specific economic and sectoral work at the World Bank.

Integrating Qualitative Methods into Investment Climate Impact Evaluations

Mendoza Alcantara, Alejandra; Woolcock, Michael
Fonte: World Bank Group, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank Group, Washington, DC
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Incorporating qualitative methods into the evaluation of development programs has become increasingly popular in recent years, both for the distinctive insights such approaches can bring in their own right and because of their capacity to complement the strengths -- and where necessary correct some of the weaknesses -- of quantitative approaches. Some initial work deploying mixed methods has been undertaken in the assessment of investment climate reforms, but considerable room for expansion exists. This paper summarizes some of the key principles and practices underpinning mixed methods evaluations in development, highlight some notable examples of how such work has been conducted (and the particular contributions it has made), and offers some guidelines for those seeking to increase the sophistication and utility of qualitative methods in the evaluation of investment climate reforms.

A discursive analysis of contemporary literature examining qualitative research findings in evidence-based health care.

Porritt, Kylie
Fonte: Universidade de Adelaide Publicador: Universidade de Adelaide
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Publicado em //2011 Português
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The systematic review has become the ‘gold standard’ of evidence. Historically the systematic review has focused on effectiveness and as such the aggregation of results from randomised controlled trials. However health care questions are often complex requiring different research approaches to yield appropriate answers. It is acknowledged that not all research questions are amenable to the results of RCTS and as such there is now a shift towards understanding the need to incorporate research findings that acknowledge social and cultural concerns. This shift has resulted in an increased use of qualitative research findings as evidence and more specifically the systematic review of qualitative research findings. While still a relatively new area of research, the methods surrounding qualitative systematic review are fast developing. To date there are many views and debates on how this type of research should be performed. In order to gain a deeper level of understanding of these positions a discursive analysis informed by Foucault was undertaken on contemporary literature. Incorporating Foucault’s archaeological and genealogical aspects to analysis three distinct discursive formations related to the incorporation of qualitative systematic review into evidence-based practice is revealed. History of the present: a voice silenced examines the discourses surrounding the evidence-based revolution lack of reference to incorporating qualitative research findings. Rise of the silenced voice examines the discourses around positioning qualitative research findings into evidence-based practice. The final formation...

Qualitative Research in Psychology

Kiegelmann, Mechthild
Fonte: Universidade de Tubinga Publicador: Universidade de Tubinga
Tipo: Konferenzveröffentlichung
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Qualitative Research Nexus is a series in psychology that provides a forum for discussion, presentation, and enhancement of qualitative research. The aim of the series is to create a forum for otherwise "scattered" authors in the field of qualitative psychology. This volume one of Qualitative Research Nexus, titled "Qualitative Research in Psychology" documents the papers and discussions from the first workshop of the Center for Qualitative Psychology, which took place from October, 20 - 22, 2000 in Blaubeuren, Germany. In this initial convention, participants introduced their work and their approaches to qualitative psychology. A special focus was on the psychological contributions to the wider area of qualitative research for social sciences.

Establishing confidence in the output of qualitative research synthesis: the ConQual approach

Munn, Z.; Porritt, K.; Lockwood, C.; Aromataris, E.; Pearson, A.
Fonte: BioMed Central Publicador: BioMed Central
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2014 Português
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BACKGROUND: The importance of findings derived from syntheses of qualitative research has been increasingly acknowledged. Findings that arise from qualitative syntheses inform questions of practice and policy in their own right and are commonly used to complement findings from quantitative research syntheses. The GRADE approach has been widely adopted by international organisations to rate the quality and confidence of the findings of quantitative systematic reviews. To date, there has been no widely accepted corresponding approach to assist health care professionals and policy makers in establishing confidence in the synthesised findings of qualitative systematic reviews. METHODS: A methodological group was formed develop a process to assess the confidence in synthesised qualitative research findings and develop a Summary of Findings tables for meta-aggregative qualitative systematic reviews. RESULTS: Dependability and credibility are two elements considered by the methodological group to influence the confidence of qualitative synthesised findings. A set of critical appraisal questions are proposed to establish dependability, whilst credibility can be ranked according to the goodness of fit between the author's interpretation and the original data. By following the processes outlined in this article...

Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Development Projects

Bamberger, Michael
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
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"Much of the early work on poverty was highly quantitative:... It became increasingly clear, however, that while numbers are essential for policy and monitoring purposes, it is also important to understand people's perception of poverty and their mechanisms for coping with poverty and other situations of extreme economic and social stress." Researchers have recognized over the past few years that quantitative analysis of the incidence and trends in poverty, while essential for national economic development planning, must be complemented by qualitative methods that help planners and managers understand the cultural, social, political, and institutional context within which projects are designed and implemented. This report is based on a two-day workshop held in June 1998, where outside research specialists and World Bank staff discussed the importance of integrating these research methods. The participants reviewed experiences in the use of mixed-method approaches in Bank research and project design. This report is a result of those discussions. The report examines the need for integrated research approaches in social and economic development...

Research confuses me: what is qualitative research & what is the difference between grounded theory and phenomenology?

O'Gorman, Clodagh S; Macken, Alan P; Cullen, Walter; Saunders, Jean; Dunne, Colum; Higgins, M.F.
Fonte: Irish Medical Organization Publicador: Irish Medical Organization
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; all_ul_research; ul_published_reviewed
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peer-reviewed; What is qualitative research? Are there different types of qualitative research? Is qualitative research important in medicine? Is it not enough for me to understand quantitative research and its methodology? It is unsurprising that medical students might feel overwhelmed studying many different research study designs. Some might even do as some of us initially did: we “skim-read” the chapters on qualitative analyses. We reasoned that so much medical teaching and medical literature relies on numbers (pvalues, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, etc), the “hard data”. By comparison, qualitative research has more words and fewer numbers. The outcomes can sometimes appear “obvious”, and we wondered if so much effort was needed or justified. However, the benefits of qualitative research in medicine are widely recognised and accepted. This extends especially to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, where systematic reviews of qualitative studies are conducted.

Contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice in nursing

Ailinger,Rita L.
Fonte: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto / Universidade de São Paulo Publicador: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto / Universidade de São Paulo
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/06/2003 Português
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AIM: This article aims to identify the contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice in nursing. BACKGROUND: Qualitative research dates back to the 1920s and 1930s, when anthropologists and sociologists used qualitative research methods to study human phenomena in naturalistic settings and from a holistic viewpoint. Afterwards, other subject matters, including nursing, adopted qualitative methods to answer their research questions. The restructuring of health care over the past decade has brought about increased accountability in nursing research. One method for increasing this accountability is evidence-based practice. METHOD: The method used was a search in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature database from 1999-present. The search resulted in 61 citations for evidence-based practice in nursing research; however, only 5 citations focused on evidence-based practice and qualitative research. FINDINGS: The authors' findings revealed six contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice: generation of hypotheses; development and validation of instruments; provision of context for evaluation; development of nursing interventions; development of new research questions; and application of Qualitative Outcome Analysis. CONCLUSION: Qualitative research makes important contributions to the quality of evidence-based practice.

The perceptions of medical researchers on qualitative methodologies

Taquette,Stella Regina; Minayo,Maria Cecília de Souza; Rodrigues,Adriana de Oliveira
Fonte: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Publicador: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/04/2015 Português
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We aimed to verify doctor's perception of the qualitative research method, via a qualitative study of interviews with questions on the academic profile of doctors and on the methodology. We interviewed 42 professionals, of which 18 had experience with the qualitative method and 24 with the quantitative method. The results showed that knowledge on the qualitative method was virtually nil among "quantitative researchers", who did not value qualitative research, although some of those realized that it would be important to be more accepting in clinical practice. Others only considered the method as subsidiary to quantitative. The majority considered qualitative methods as lacking academic structure, taking too long to conduct empirical studies, and being difficult to publish. All of them criticized the misuse of the method, and the "quantitatives" pointed out the problem of being unable to reproduce. We concluded that widening the use of the qualitative method by doctors requires investment from the beginning of the academic career and participation in qualitative research projects.

Qualitative environmental health research: an analysis of the literature, 1991-2008

Scammell,Madeleine Kangsen
Fonte: ABRASCO - Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva Publicador: ABRASCO - Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/10/2011 Português
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Qualitative research uses nonnumeric data to understand people's opinions, motives, understanding, and beliefs about events or phenomena. In this analysis, I report the use of qualitative methods and data in the study of the relationship between environmental exposures and human health. A primary search for peer-reviewed journal articles dated from 1991 through 2008 included the following three terms: qualitative, environ*, and health. Searches resulted in 3,155 records. Data were extracted and findings of articles analyzed to determine where and by whom qualitative environmental health research is conducted and published, the types of methods and analyses used in qualitative studies of environmental health, and the types of information qualitative data contribute to environmental health. The results highlight a diversity of disciplines and techniques among researchers who used qualitative methods to study environmental health. Nearly all of the studies identified increased scientific understanding of lay perceptions of environmental health exposures. This analysis demonstrates the potential of qualitative data to improve understanding of complex exposure pathways, including the influence of social factors on environmental health, and health outcomes.

Considerações sobre pesquisa qualitativa em administração; Consideraciones sobre investigación cualitativa en administración; Reflections on qualitative research in business

Ikeda, Ana Akemi
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; ; ; ; ; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 01/09/2009 Português
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A pesquisa qualitativa, apesar de bastante utilizada na prática executiva, é relativamente pouco discutida em textos acadêmicos em sua acepção geral, ainda que haja exceções como os estudos de Godoy (1995 a,b,c) e Silva et al. (2006), entre outros. Frequentemente, os artigos e livros sobre o assunto focam a descrição dos métodos e técnicas específicos utilizados nas investigações, tais como entrevistas em profundidade, discussão em grupo, estudo de casos, etnografia, teoria fundamentada e outros. O objetivo deste ensaio é fazer algumas considerações sobre as características, os usos e as aplicações da pesquisa qualitativa na área de Administração em seu contexto geral, reunindo e organizando temas relacionados. Para isso, são analisados e cotejados diversos pontos de vista dos autores. Inicialmente, são feitas considerações sobre o propósito da pesquisa e as diferenças entre indução e dedução; explicação dos termos metodologia, método, técnica e procedimentos; e comparação entre orientação positivista e interpretativista. Em seguida, centra-se na discussão do paradigma qualitativo. Para isso, são apresentadas as origens da pesquisa qualitativa; o campo, a validade e a confiabilidade; e a triangulação. Algumas críticas habituais são abordadas ao final. Conclui-se que a pesquisa qualitativa é um termo abrangente que cobre muitos conceitos...

Contribuições da pesquisa qualitativa para a prática de enfermagem baseada em evidências; Contribuciones de la investigación cualitativa para la práctica de enfermería basada en evidencias; Contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice in nursing

Ailinger, Rita L.
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 01/06/2003 Português
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OBJETIVO: Este artigo objetiva identificar as contribuições da pesquisa qualitativa para a prática de enfermagem baseada em evidências. HISTÓRICO: A pesquisa qualitativa foi estimulada especialmente a partir dos anos 20 e 30 do século 20, quando antropólogos e sociológicos passaram a usar métodos qualitativos para estudar o fenômeno humano em ambientes naturais e a partir de ponto de vista holístico. Posteriormente, outras ciências, inclusive a enfermagem, adotaram métodos qualitativos para responder às suas perguntas de pesquisa. A reestruturação da atenção à saúde na última década resultou em uma maior confiabilidade atribuída à pesquisa em enfermagem. A prática baseada em evidências favoreceu este processo. MÉTODO: O método utilizado foi a pesquisa no banco de dados Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature de 1999 até o presente. A pesquisa resultou em 61 citações da prática baseada em evidências relacionada à pesquisa em Enfermagem. Todavia, apenas 5 delas focava a prática baseada em evidências e a pesquisa qualitativa. ACHADOS: Os achados revelarem seis contribuições da pesquisa qualitativa para a prática baseada em evidências: geração de hipóteses, desenvolvimento e validação de instrumentos...

A Guide to Planning Qualitative Research

J. Syed,Rebecca
Fonte: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría Publicador: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/09/2006 Português
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Introduction: Research in psychiatry overwhelmingly relies on quantitative methodology. However, qualitative research may be an invaluable tool in psychiatry. Its potential under utilisation is multi factorial: it is still regarded by some as a “soft option”, relatively few qualitative papers are accepted for publication in medical journals, some assert that health researchers would benefit from training in or collaboration with appropriately trained social scientists and numerous social scientists have produced various checklists, guidelines or manuals for qualitative research, which can be confusing and even contradictory. Aims: This article seeks to describe how to plan a qualitative study, with the aim of reducing apprehension and encouraging further qualitative research in the field of psychiatry. Methods: The main considerations when planning qualitative research will be outlined particularly with regard to: the question and background of the research area, the underlying philosophy, bias, ethical consideration followed by a nuts and bolts description of the methods. Discussion: There are many potential pitfalls in conducting qualitative research. These may involve poor planning, attempting unselectively to fulfill all of the quality criterion suggested in all the various checklists...

Effects of intellectual capital on qualitative and quantitative performance: Evidence from Turkey

Özer,Gökhan; Ergun,Ercan; Yilmaz,Osman
Fonte: South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences Publicador: South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2015 Português
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Intellectual capital is among the new, advanced management notions developed to overcome the inadequacy of previous administrations, to adapt to new situations and forge ahead of the competition. Intellectual capital means the information, experience and skills that offer advantage in competition and reveal the values existing within the structure of an enterprise. These values also exist in the relationship between the enterprise and the environment and with the employees. Although some research studies on intellectual capital (IC) have been conducted, to date no research has been carried out on the effects of IC on qualitative and quantitative organizational performance. For this reason, IC and its effects on firm performance (both qualitative and quantitative) were evaluated in this study. Following the evaluation of the intellectual capital and its sub-elements, the differentiation of the sub-elements is made. Then the reliability and validity of these sub-factors are calculated. The intellectual capital model has been tested by the structural equality model (SEM). According to research results, IC explains 92 per cent of a firm's performance. The effect of IC on qualitative performance is 0,84, while on quantitative performance it is 0...

The qualitative research proposal

Klopper,H
Fonte: Curationis Publicador: Curationis
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2008 Português
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Qualitative research in the health sciences has had to overcome many prejudices and a number of misunderstandings, but today qualitative research is as acceptable as quantitative research designs and is widely funded and published. Writing the proposal of a qualitative study, however, can be a challenging feat, due to the emergent nature of the qualitative research design and the description of the methodology as a process. Even today, many sub-standard proposals at post-graduate evaluation committees and application proposals to be considered for funding are still seen. This problem has led the researcher to develop a framework to guide the qualitative researcher in writing the proposal of a qualitative study based on the following research questions: (i) What is the process of writing a qualitative research proposal? and (ii) What does the structure and layout of a qualitative proposal look like? The purpose of this article is to discuss the process of writing the qualitative research proposal, as well as describe the structure and layout of a qualitative research proposal. The process of writing a qualitative research proposal is discussed with regards to the most important questions that need to be answered in your research proposal with consideration of the guidelines of being practical...

Qualitative environmental health research: an analysis of the literature, 1991-2008

Scammell,Madeleine Kangsen
Fonte: ABRASCO - Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva Publicador: ABRASCO - Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/10/2011 Português
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Qualitative research uses nonnumeric data to understand people's opinions, motives, understanding, and beliefs about events or phenomena. In this analysis, I report the use of qualitative methods and data in the study of the relationship between environmental exposures and human health. A primary search for peer-reviewed journal articles dated from 1991 through 2008 included the following three terms: qualitative, environ*, and health. Searches resulted in 3,155 records. Data were extracted and findings of articles analyzed to determine where and by whom qualitative environmental health research is conducted and published, the types of methods and analyses used in qualitative studies of environmental health, and the types of information qualitative data contribute to environmental health. The results highlight a diversity of disciplines and techniques among researchers who used qualitative methods to study environmental health. Nearly all of the studies identified increased scientific understanding of lay perceptions of environmental health exposures. This analysis demonstrates the potential of qualitative data to improve understanding of complex exposure pathways, including the influence of social factors on environmental health, and health outcomes.

The perceptions of medical researchers on qualitative methodologies

Taquette,Stella Regina; Minayo,Maria Cecília de Souza; Rodrigues,Adriana de Oliveira
Fonte: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Publicador: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/04/2015 Português
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We aimed to verify doctor's perception of the qualitative research method, via a qualitative study of interviews with questions on the academic profile of doctors and on the methodology. We interviewed 42 professionals, of which 18 had experience with the qualitative method and 24 with the quantitative method. The results showed that knowledge on the qualitative method was virtually nil among "quantitative researchers", who did not value qualitative research, although some of those realized that it would be important to be more accepting in clinical practice. Others only considered the method as subsidiary to quantitative. The majority considered qualitative methods as lacking academic structure, taking too long to conduct empirical studies, and being difficult to publish. All of them criticized the misuse of the method, and the "quantitatives" pointed out the problem of being unable to reproduce. We concluded that widening the use of the qualitative method by doctors requires investment from the beginning of the academic career and participation in qualitative research projects.