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Qualitative Research

"Qualitative Research" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Research that derives data from observation, interviews, or verbal interactions and focuses on the meanings and interpretations of the participants (From Holloway and Wheeler, "Ethical issues in qualitative nursing research," Nursing Ethics, 1995 Sep; 2(3): 223-232).


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Qualitative Research" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Qualitative Research" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 1110 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 146 publications in 2017
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