The horrors' of scientific research

Sally Johnson gives an account of her attempts to deal with the methodological problems of a qualitative study.
SEVERAL articles published recently in The Psychologist have outlined a ‘new paradigm’ in psychological research: qualitative approaches (e.g. Cooper & Stevenson, 1998). These articles have touched on features that can enhance the ‘trustworthiness’ of qualitative studies. My aim here is to explore these in more detail.

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