Qualitative Methods

Bridging the Gap between Research and Daily Practice

Authored by: Athena du Pré , Sonia J. Crandall

The Routledge Handbook of Health Communication

Print publication date:  April  2011
Online publication date:  August  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415883146
eBook ISBN: 9780203846063
Adobe ISBN: 9781136931673


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The world is very complex. There are no simple explanations for things. Rather, events are the result of multiple factors coming together and interacting in complex and unanticipated ways. Therefore any methodology that attempts to understand experience and explain structures will have to be complex.

(Corbin & Strauss, 2008, p. 8)

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