Research Methods in Health: Investigating Health and Health Services

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Other methods using both
qualitative and quantitative
approaches: case studies,
consensus methods, action
research and document
research
Introduction403
1Case studies403
The study of single or small series of cases403
Examples of case studies404
The analysis406
2Consensus methods406
Methods for establishing and developing consensus406
Delphi technique407
Consensus development panels407
Nominal group process407
The analysis408
3Action research and rapid appraisal techniques408
Action research408
Stages of action research412
Rapid appraisal414
4Document research415
Documents as sources of, or for, research415
Types of documents416
Authenticity, bias, error and interpretation418
Types of document research419
Analysis of documents421
Diary methods424
Analysis of diaries427

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