Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7450
MORA, Mireya. An Instrument for the Assessment of Qualitative Research. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2009, vol.38, n.2, pp. 358-366. ISSN 0034-7450.
Introduction: It is not an easy task for clinicians to read articles stemming from qualitative research. The poor understanding of the methods used and the lack of knowledge as to how to assess them deepen the problem. Objective: To propose an instrument that will aid clinicians, faculty, residents and students of the health-related fields in the systematic evaluation of qualitative research. Method: A set of guidelines are provided that may serve as a starting point for those interested, to decide as to the quality, credibility, and usefulness of the results. Results: The chosen structure consists of first, an introduction where it is expected that the evaluator has a qualitative research article at hand with the purpose of studying its configuration. Second, the title, authors, introduction, methods, methodological rigor, results, discussion-conclusions, and references are taken into account.
Palavras-chave : Qualitative analysis; qualitative research; journal article.