This latest edition of Resources for Nursing Research provides a comprehensive bibliography of sources on nursing research and includes references for books, journal papers and Internet resources. This Fourth Edition covers the disciplines of nursing, health care, and the social sciences.

Non-Experimental/Qualitative Designs

Non-experimental/qualitative designs

Non-Experimental Designs – General

‘… [Qualitative researchers seek to preserve the form and content of human behaviour and to analyse its qualities, rather than subject it to mathematical or other formal transformations.’ (Lindlof 1995: 40)

[This section includes texts on qualitative research. Those including both quantitative and qualitative research methods may be found in sections 2.1 and 2.9.]

Definitions [See Appendix D for Sources]

Bricolage – multiple methodologies used in qualitative inquiry

Bricoleur – the qualitative inquirer … one who is adept at performing a large number of diverse tasks

Field-experiment – an experiment taking place in a real-world environment, where it is more difficult to impose controls

Field notes – notes taken by researchers regarding the unstructured observations they have made in the field, and their understanding of ...

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