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Rich data from qualitative research have been treated poorly by computers. Yet, plain text and static documents largely have been uncritically accepted as a price of coding. The new qualitative software from Qualitative Solutions and Research (QSR), NUD•IST Vivo (NVivo), challenges that...
The purpose of this study was to understand the use of coping strategies in adapting to an HIV-positive diagnosis. Also, the question of whether there was an underlying developmental process, in the sense of movement from less adaptive to more adaptive strategies, was addressed. In-depth...
This methods article reports on key problems and difficulties encountered in a systematic literature review that in the absence of randomized controlled trials drew on theoretical studies of decision making and practice-based research. The review process is discussed in relation to other...
Qualitative methods offer the researcher different approaches to a research problem. They offer alternatives in analytic approaches; cater to different disciplinary perspectives, assumptions, and agendas; provide a means to explore various levels of analysis, from micro-analytic to complex...
One contributor to caregiving burden is the stress of making decisions. Family caregivers need support to consider and implement decisions. Support is likely to result in informed decisions and decreased guilt. The purpose of the study described in this article was to understand the decision...
The communication challenges posed by diversity in consumers and health workers prompted these researchers to seek information about how bilingual staff use their language skills in patient encounters. Content analysis, using the NUD•IST (Nonnumerical Unstructured Data Indexing, Searching, and...
Increasingly, contemporary health literature has begun to explore the potential of postmodern approaches to enable new and different analyses of health care practice. Paradoxically, as the use of postmodern approaches has increased, so has the lack of clarity with respect to what constitutes a...
The following analysis addresses relationships between suffering and the self. It emphasizes subjects’ stories of experiencing chronic illness and their relationship to the construction of self. A symbolic interactionist perspective informs the analysis. Topics include forms of suffering, the...
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