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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2008, Vol. 6 ›› Issue (7): 668-673.doi: 10.3736/jcim20080702

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Quality control and assessment of qualitative interview in health care research

Yan-ming Xie(), Xing Liao   

  1. Institute of Basic Clinical Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
  • Received:2008-02-20 Online:2008-07-20 Published:2008-07-15
  • Contact: XIE Yan-ming E-mail:caigong4408@vip.sohu.com

It is not finally concluded how to standardize the use of qualitative research in the world. Qualitative researchers disagree with each other about this issue. As we know, there have been a large number of articles written in different ways about qualitative research due to the "flexibility", one of its features. Qualitative research is quite different from quantitative research which is easy to control its quality and quality assessment. A series of criteria has been set up for quantitative research. However qualitative research needs to be improved in these aspects, in which qualitative interviews are mostly used at home and abroad at present. Hence, it becomes an important and urgent issue for qualitative researchers to standardly control and assess the quality of qualitative interview.

Key words: qualitative research, interview, quality control, methodology

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