Using Qualitative Methods in Healthcare Research
A Comprehensive Guide for Designing, Writing, Reviewing and Reporting Qualitative Research


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has sponsored the Qualitative Research Guidelines Project to develop a website that will be useful for people developing, evaluating and engaging in qualitative research projects in healthcare settings. 

The goals of this project are to:

  • Identify and describe a wide range of qualitative research methods, interpretive and analytic approaches commonly used in healthcare research
  • Identify published criteria for designing high quality qualitative research projects that reflect the values of the healthcare community. Click here to see the published criteria we identified.
  • Provide links to publications that exemplify excellence in qualitative research.            Click here to see the exemplars we have identified.
  • Address issues around the integration of qualitative and quantitative research approaches in multi-method studies


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