Qualitative methods in pharmacy practice research
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research › peer-review
Qualitative research within pharmacy practice is concerned with understanding the behavior of actors such as pharmacy staff, pharmacy owners, patients, other healthcare professionals, and politicians to explore various types of existing practices and beliefs in order to improve them. As qualitative research attempts to answer the “why” questions, it is useful for describing, in rich detail, complex phenomena that are situated and embedded in local contexts. Typical methods include interviews, observation, document analysis, and netnography. Qualitative research has to live up to a set of rigid quality criteria of research conduct to provide trustworthy results that contribute to the further development of the area.
|Title of host publication||Pharmacy Practice Research Methods|
|Number of pages||20|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|Publication date||14 May 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 14 May 2015|