Reading and evaluating qualitative research studies

J Fam Pract. 1995 Sep;41(3):279-85.


Qualitative research is now published across the family practice and medical literature. This article is designed to help busy family physicians decide which qualitative studies are worth reading and to provide them with the tools to appreciate and evaluate research design and analysis. By using clinical analogies, the qualitative research process can be better understood.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Family Practice
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Physicians, Family
  • Reading*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Research / standards*
  • Research Design
  • Statistics as Topic*