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Pharmacy 2018, 6(3), 79; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy6030079

Qualitative Methods in Pharmacy Research

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School of Medicine, The University of Notre Dame, Australia, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
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Faculty of Health and Medical Science, Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
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Received: 25 July 2018 / Accepted: 27 July 2018 / Published: 2 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Qualitative Methods in Pharmacy Research)
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Abstract

Over the past years, there has been an increase in the use of qualitative methods in health services research, including pharmacy research. Pharmacy practice researchers can use these methods to understand, explain, discover, and explore both patients’ and health care practitioners’ thoughts, perceptions, and feelings. Qualitative research can also be used for the “democratisation” of research methods through research that is inclusive, collaborative, and involves partnerships and co-production. There is a wide spectrum of qualitative research methods that might be used in pharmacy research. This Special Issue showcases five articles in different settings and countries with diverse participants that seek to develop, explore, describe, and identify. These articles provide further insights into important pharmacy questions with the ultimate goal of helping improve health and well-being. View Full-Text
Keywords: qualitative methods; pharmacy practice; research qualitative methods; pharmacy practice; research
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
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