As part of the Qualitative Research Series, Dr Oliver Thomson speaks with psychologist and researcher Perri Tutelman about her journey and experience in using qualitative research.
- Perri’s journey into qualitative research from a her background as a psychologist trained in quantitative research methods
- What qualitative research is and what it isn’t, and that it is more than just type of data collected
- Qualitative research as a heterogeneous family of methodologies, each with different philosophical, historical and theoretical backgrounds and underpinnings- the challenge this diversity this can bring but also the richness and flexibility.
- The different foundational assumptions of qualitative research (such as views on knowledge, reality and truth) and how these support, justify and inform the research methods (such as data collection, analysis sampling).
- Locating qualitative research in context of quantitative research and evidence based practice – and what it offers and where it fits.
- The role, value and contribution of qualitative research for generating knowledge about all aspects of pain and pain management.
It was great to share this and introduce some of the key aspects of qualitative research and also talk through valuable contribution that qualitative research can make to building a rounded and relevant evidence-base to support clinical practice.
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