Articles on Qualitative Research Methodology
BEME Methodology Guides
- BEME Guide No. 1: Best Evidence Medical Education. Harden RM, Grant J, Buckley G, and Hart IR. Medical Teacher, 2010; 21(6),553-562.
- BEME Guide No. 2: Teaching and learning communication skills in medicine-a review with quality grading of articles. Aspegren A. Medical Teacher, 1999; 21(6),563-570
- BEME Guide No 3: Systematic searching for evidence in medical education—Part 1: Sources of information. Haig A and Dozier M. Medical Teacher, 2003; 25(4)352-363
- BEME Guide No. 3: Systematic searching for evidence in medical education—Part 2: Constructing searches. Haig A and Dozier M. Medical Teacher, 2003; 25(5)463-484.
- Conducting a best evidence systematic review. Part 1: From idea to data coding. BEME Guide No. 13. Hammick M, Dornan T, and Steinert Y. Medical Teacher, 2010; 32(1)3-15
Although not specifically on qualitative reviews, this series of articles on qualitative research methodology, published in the BMJ, will provide useful context especially those on critically appraising the literature and on the place of theories.
- Qualitative research methodologies: ethnography, Scott Reeves, Ayelet Kuper, Brian David Hodges, BMJ 2008;337:a1020, doi: 10.1136/bmj.a1020 (Published 7 August 2008).
- Critically appraising qualitative research, Ayelet Kuper, Lorelei Lingard, Wendy Levinson, BMJ 2008;337:a1035, doi: 10.1136/bmj.a1035 (Published 7 August 2008).
- An introduction to reading and appraising qualitative research, Ayelet Kuper, Scott Reeves, Wendy Levinson, BMJ 2008;337:a288, doi: 10.1136/bmj.a288 (Published 7 August 2008).
- Grounded theory, mixed methods, and action research, Lorelei Lingard, Mathieu Albert, Wendy Levinson, BMJ 2008;337:a567, doi: 10.1136/bmj.39602.690162.47 (Published 7 August 2008).
- Discourse analysis, Brian David Hodges, Ayelet Kuper, Scott Reeves, BMJ 2008;337:a879, doi: 10.1136/bmj.a879 (Published 7 August 2008).
- Why use theories in qualitative research? Scott Reeves, Mathieu Albert, Ayelet Kuper, Brian David Hodges, BMJ 2008;337:a949, doi: 10.1136/bmj.a949 (Published 7 August 2008).
- Realist methods in medical education research: what are they and what can they contribute? Geoff Wong, Trisha Greenhalgh, Gill Westhorp, Ray Pawson, Medical Education Volume 46, Issue 1, pages 89–96, January 2012.
- Realist Review – a new method of systematic review designed for complex policy interventions. Ray Pawson, Trisha Greenhalgh, Gill Harvey, and Kieran, Walshe, J Health Serv Res Policy July 2005 10:21—34;
- RCT = results confounded and trivial: the perils of grand educational experiments, Geoff Norman, Medical Education,Volume 37, Issue 7, pages 582–584, July 2003.
- Using logic models to capture complexity in systematic reviews. Laurie M. Anderson, Mark Petticrew, Eva Rehfuess, Rebecca Armstrong, Erin Ueffing, Phillip Baker, Daniel Francis, Peter Tugwell, Research Synthesis Methods Volumne 2, Issue 1, pages 33–42, March 2011.