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Studying health care “quality” qualitatively: the dilemmas and tensions between different forms of evaluation research within the U.K. National Health Service

Bate, P.; Robert, G.; (2002) Studying health care “quality” qualitatively: the dilemmas and tensions between different forms of evaluation research within the U.K. National Health Service. Qualitative Health Research , 12 (7) pp. 962-977.

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Abstract

The authors tell the story of an attempt to depart from a tradition of evaluation research (ER) and to address the research-practice interface in a different way through a more hands-on, action research (AR) approach, which combines qualitative and quantitative methods. In doing so, they raise issues about the role and nature of evaluation for development and, especially, about the place of qualitative research in such evaluations; the identity of future ER; “paradigm wars” between the positivists and the phenomenologists and the politics of conducting policy-based evaluations in health care settings and of what happens when qualitative researchers try to help an improvement process.

Type:Article
Title:Studying health care “quality” qualitatively: the dilemmas and tensions between different forms of evaluation research within the U.K. National Health Service
Publisher version:http://www.ualberta.ca/~qhr/BackIssues/volume12.htm#anchorsept
Language:English
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > CHIME

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