Special Issue "Qualitative Research and Mixed Methods, Application in Health Care Science"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: qualitative research; mixed methods; pain; geriatrics; caring science; vulnerable groups; disability and rehabilitation
As a result of health science changes, the number of designs and methodology types of health science studies has increased. At the same time, epidemiological designs (quantitative studies) co-exist with different methodological forms to study and describe a complex event related to health science and contexts such as qualitative research and mixed methods.
The actual use of qualitative research and mixed methods in the context of health care, which are often part of complex health conditions, is increased. For qualitative and mixed studies to be implemented in health care science and services and to be part of the common health designs used, many health professionals, managers, stakeholders, patients, and families have to be considered.
This Special Issue welcomes original studies that consider and use qualitative research and mixed methods to study topics in health care science. The studies can show the perspective of health professionals, managers, patients, and family through qualitative research (e.g., phenomenological study, grounded theory) and mixed studies (e.g., qualitative case-study, convergent, exploratory sequential).
For this Special Issue, it is recommended to use the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research (COREQ), or Standards for Reporting Qualitative Research (SRQR) guides for the qualitative studies, and the Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences recommendations, Second Edition by NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences, for mixed methods research.
This Special Issue will provide readers with the theory state-of-the-art and practical information on health research perspectives that determine the uptake of qualitative research and mixed methods in the health care science and services.
Prof. Dr. Domingo Palacios-Ceña
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- qualitative research
- mixed methods
- health care
- health services
- caring science
- health science education