Episode Author: Owen Hughes

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this episode you will be able to:

* describe the qualitative research
* give examples of how it might be used in practice

Episode Overview: This episode looks at qualitative research methods and how they can be used to help us gain a greater understanding of pain.


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Fleury J, Keller C, Perez A. Exploring Resources for Physical Activity in Hispanic Women, Using Photo Elicitation. Qualitative Health Research. 2009;19:677-86.
Lansbury G. Chronic pain management: a qualitative study of elderly peoples preferred coping strategies and barriers to management. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2000;22:2-14.
Radley A, Taylor D. Images of recovery: a photo-elicitation study on the hospital ward. Qualitative Health Research. 2003;13:77-99.
Robson C. Real World Research. Oxford: Blackwell; 2002.
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Silverman D. Doing Qualitative Research. 3rd ed. London: Sage; 2009.
Sofaer-Bennett B, Holloway I, Moore A, Lamberty J, Thorp T, O?Dwyer J. Perseverance by Older People in Their Management of Chronic Pain: A Qualitative Study. Pain Medicine. 2007;8:271-80.

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