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What value can qualitative research add to quantitative research design? An example from an adolescent idiopathic scoliosis trial feasibility study

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Using an example of qualitative research embedded in a non-surgical feasibility trial, we explore the benefits of including qualitative research in trial design and reflect on epistemological challenges. We interviewed 18 trial participants and used methods of Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. Our findings demonstrate that qualitative research can make a valuable contribution by allowing trial stakeholders to see things from alternative perspectives. Specifically, it can help to make sp...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/1049732316662446

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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Green Templeton College
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Wadham College
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Qualitative Health Research Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
13
Pages:
1838-1850
Publication date:
2016-08-09
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EISSN:
1552-7557
ISSN:
1049-7323
Pubs id:
pubs:638571
URN:
uri:b06310d4-89f0-4882-b2fd-4ec07447e070
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uuid:b06310d4-89f0-4882-b2fd-4ec07447e070
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pubs:638571

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