volume 17, issue 2, P243-252 1992
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1992.tb01880.x
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Liam Clarke

Abstract: Qualitative methodologies, for example those determined by ethnography, are being reported by a growing number of British nurses. It is this author's contention that these studies are seriously deficient in areas such as sampling, reliability and, particularly, the attribution of meaning to statements given by interviewees. Whilst it is acknowledged that this kind of research is necessary for analyses of inter-personal relations, it is asserted that such analyses have inadequately dealt with psychological fact…

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