Conducting qualitative research in audiology: A tutorial

Knudsen, Line V., Laplante-Levesque, Ariane, Jones, Lesley, Preminger, Jill E., Nielsen, Claus, Lunner, Thomas, Hickson, Louise, Naylor, Graham and Kramer, Sophia E. (2012) Conducting qualitative research in audiology: A tutorial. International Journal of Audiology, 51 2: 83-92. doi:10.3109/14992027.2011.606283


Author Knudsen, Line V.
Laplante-Levesque, Ariane
Jones, Lesley
Preminger, Jill E.
Nielsen, Claus
Lunner, Thomas
Hickson, Louise
Naylor, Graham
Kramer, Sophia E.
Title Conducting qualitative research in audiology: A tutorial
Journal name International Journal of Audiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1499-2027
1708-8186
Publication date 2012-02-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/14992027.2011.606283
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 51
Issue 2
Start page 83
End page 92
Total pages 10
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject 1203 Language and Linguistics
3310 Linguistics and Language
3616 Speech and Hearing
Abstract Objective: Qualitative research methodologies are being used more frequently in audiology as it allows for a better understanding of the perspectives of people with hearing impairment. This article describes why and how international interdisciplinary qualitative research can be conducted. Design: This paper is based on a literature review and our recent experience with the conduction of an international interdisciplinary qualitative study in audiology. Results: We describe some available qualitative methods for sampling, data collection, and analysis and we discuss the rationale for choosing particular methods. The focus is on four approaches which have all previously been applied to audiologic research: grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, conversational analysis, and qualitative content analysis. Conclusions: This article provides a review of methodological issues useful for those designing qualitative research projects in audiology or needing assistance in the interpretation of qualitative literature.
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Objective: Qualitative research methodologies are being used more frequently in audiology as it allows for a better understanding of the perspectives of people with hearing impairment. This article describes why and how international interdisciplinary qualitative research can be conducted. Design: This paper is based on a literature review and our recent experience with the conduction of an international interdisciplinary qualitative study in audiology. Results: We describe some available qualitative methods for sampling, data collection, and analysis and we discuss the rationale for choosing particular methods. The focus is on four approaches which have all previously been applied to audiologic research: grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, conversational analysis, and qualitative content analysis. Conclusions: This article provides a review of methodological issues useful for those designing qualitative research projects in audiology or needing assistance in the interpretation of qualitative literature.
Keyword Qualitative
Audiologic rehabilitation
Client perspectives
International
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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