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dc.contributor.authorFinnegan, Alan*
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-08T16:20:50Z
dc.date.available2016-08-08T16:20:50Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-09
dc.identifier.citationFinnegan, A. (2014). Fieldwork and the practical implications for completing qualitative research in the British Armed Forces. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 160(2), 141-5. DOI: 10.1136/jramc-2013-000222
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/jramc-2013-000222
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/618074
dc.descriptionThis document is appears in final form in Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps published by the British Medical Journal. To access the final edited and published work see http://jramc.bmj.com/.
dc.description.abstractThis article provides direction regarding the practical implications of undertaking qualitative research within the British Army, and in particular the Defence Medical Services (DMS). Qualitative researchers must gather sufficient data to answer their research question, and guidance on using DMS healthcare professionals as the research sample is offered, including dealing with the 'gatekeepers' who control access, and the principles for creating a conducive environment to gather reliable data. Data collection is often through intensive interviewing where communication skills and personal awareness are vital to a successful study. Aids to a productive study include memo writing and listing factors that may later provide an insight into how the interviewees characterise and describe particular activities, events and groups. Guidance is offered to develop an interview schedule with questions related to each other in a seamless, meaningful way. Both the researcher's and participant's conscious and unconscious biases must be acknowledged. In this narrow and specialist field, DMS researchers need extensive knowledge of clinical practice and the military's distinctive language, characterised with nuances and abbreviations. These words portray meanings and perspectives that signpost the participants' view of their empirical world. Early identification, without having to seek clarification, means that the researcher can examine hidden assumptions in the sample's own language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Medical Journalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://jramc.bmj.com/en
dc.subjectAuditen
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen
dc.titleFieldwork and the practical implications for completing qualitative research in the British Armed Forcesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2052-0468
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
dc.internal.reviewer-noteNo response from publisher SM 29/02/16; 21/04/2016en
dc.date.accepted2013-01-01
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden
rioxxterms.versionAOen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2216-01-09
html.description.abstractThis article provides direction regarding the practical implications of undertaking qualitative research within the British Army, and in particular the Defence Medical Services (DMS). Qualitative researchers must gather sufficient data to answer their research question, and guidance on using DMS healthcare professionals as the research sample is offered, including dealing with the 'gatekeepers' who control access, and the principles for creating a conducive environment to gather reliable data. Data collection is often through intensive interviewing where communication skills and personal awareness are vital to a successful study. Aids to a productive study include memo writing and listing factors that may later provide an insight into how the interviewees characterise and describe particular activities, events and groups. Guidance is offered to develop an interview schedule with questions related to each other in a seamless, meaningful way. Both the researcher's and participant's conscious and unconscious biases must be acknowledged. In this narrow and specialist field, DMS researchers need extensive knowledge of clinical practice and the military's distinctive language, characterised with nuances and abbreviations. These words portray meanings and perspectives that signpost the participants' view of their empirical world. Early identification, without having to seek clarification, means that the researcher can examine hidden assumptions in the sample's own language


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