Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Publications

Title

Presenting and Evaluating Qualitative Research: A Rejoinder to Anderson (2010)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2013

Journal Title

Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research

Volume

46

Issue

2

First Page

221

Last Page

224

Abstract

This article is a response to Claire Anderson's (2010) special article on presenting and evaluating qualitative research that called for further exploration on how qualitative methodology can and should be integrated into pharmacy research agendas. This rejoinder concurs with her conclusions and advances her call. In addition, particular attention is given to issues of validity, rigor, answering research questions, and mixed-methods approach to research. As a result, the potentially complimentary nature of qualitative and quantitative research is discussed with in the context of research in pharmacy.

Keywords

Qualitative research, quantitative research, pharmacy