About the Qualitative Research Core
Qualitative research helps researchers gain a deeper understanding of the “why” and “how” of people’s experiences and perceptions. Originating in the social science disciplines, qualitative research is grounded in theoretical methodologies including phenomenology, grounded theory and discourse analysis. Qualitative researchers use a variety of methods, including focus groups, interviews and observations to engage all types of research participants, including patients, caregivers, physicians, policy makers.
The Qualitative Research Core at CSPH is an interdisciplinary team of researchers who aim to expand our knowledge of and implement rigorous qualitative methods and methodologies in the field of surgical health services research. To achieve this, the core provides education and research support to CSPH fellows and faculty who are conducting qualitative research.
To advance rigorous and innovative qualitative health services research in the field of surgery.
- Coming soon!
Fellows and Staff
- Understanding Non-Technical Skills Used by Surgeons in Rwanda – The study uses observations and interviews to understand the critical non-technical skills used by Rwandan surgeons.
- “The Truest Valor”: Experiences of Surrogate Decision-makers in the SICU – The study uses semi-structured interviews with surrogate decision-makers of surgical intensive care unit patients to explore their lived-experiences taking on the surrogate role and making healthcare decisions for a family member or friend with critical surgical illness
- Understanding Patients’ and Caregivers’ Experiences of Face Transplantation – The study uses in-depth interviews and PhotoVoice to understand the lived experiences of both patients who have undergone face transplantation and their caregivers.
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