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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2008, Vol. 6 ›› Issue (2): 119-123.doi: 10.3736/jcim20080203

Special Issue: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Application of qualitative interviews in clinical research of traditional Chinese medicine

Xing Liao, Yan-ming Xie()   

  1. Institute of Clinical Basic Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
  • Received:2007-08-29 Online:2008-02-20 Published:2008-02-15
  • Contact: XIE Yan-ming

Qualitative interview can collect data independently and can help modify and explain data when being combined with the quantitative research. The authors of this article introduced some kinds of qualitative interviews and their application in clinical research of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It emphasized some aspects of qualitative interview including the origin and definition, classification, basic standards, sampling, data analysis and report writing, quality evaluation and application for TCM clinical research.

Key words: interviews, qualitative research, traditional Chinese medicine science, methods, clinical research

CLC Number: 

  • R2-05
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