Qualitative methods in pharmacy practice research

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPharmacy Practice Research Methods
EditorsZaheer-Ud-Din Babar
Number of pages20
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Publication date14 May 2015
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-14671-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-14672-0
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2015

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