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Research Article

Is Qualitative Research Second Class Science? A Quantitative Longitudinal Examination of Qualitative Research in Medical Journals

  • Kerem Shuval mail,

    kerem.shuval@UTSouthwestern.edu

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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  • Karen Harker,

    Affiliations: School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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  • Bahman Roudsari,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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  • Nora E. Groce,

    Affiliation: The Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Britain Mills,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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  • Zoveen Siddiqi,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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  • Aviv Shachak

    Affiliation: Faculty of Information and Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Published: February 24, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016937

About the Authors

Kerem Shuval, Karen Harker, Bahman Roudsari, Britain Mills, Zoveen Siddiqi
School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Karen Harker
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Nora E. Groce
The Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Aviv Shachak
Faculty of Information and Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: kerem.shuval@UTSouthwestern.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KS AS. Performed the experiments: KH ZS KS. Analyzed the data: BR BM KS. Wrote the paper: KS KH BR NEG AS.