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Knowledge to Action?Evidence-Based Health Care in Context$
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Sue Dopson and Louise Fitzgerald

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259014

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259014.001.0001

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Research Design: ‘Upscaling’ Qualitative Research

Research Design: ‘Upscaling’ Qualitative Research

(p.48) 4 Research Design: ‘Upscaling’ Qualitative Research
Knowledge to Action?

Louise Locock

Ewan Ferlie

Sue Dopson

Louise Fitzgerald

Oxford University Press

This chapter commences with an explanation of positivist and interpretive paradigms in health services research. It then discusses case study design and indicators of ‘good’ quality qualitative research. The bulk of the chapter considers the aggregation of qualitative research data and a method for accomplishing this.

Keywords:   case study, qualitative methods, aggregation, synthesis

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