Reading and evaluating qualitative research studies

N. C. Elder, W. L. Miller

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

18 Scopus citations


Qualitative research is now published across the family practice and medical literature. This article is designed to help busy family physicians decide which qualitative studies are worth reading and to provide them with the tools to appreciate and evaluate research design and analysis. By using clinical analogies, the qualitative research process can be better understood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-285
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Family Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995


  • Family practice
  • critical appraisal
  • family physicians
  • research, qualitative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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