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Title: Qualitative health research. A critical review of recent work in Mexico [Investigaci�n cualitativa en salud. Una revisi�n cr�tica de la producci�n bibliogr�fica en M�xico]
Author: Mercado-Martinez, F.J.
Diaz, B.A.
Tejada-Tabayas, L.M.
Ascencio-Mera, C.D.
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Objective: This paper critically examines recent work on qualitative health research (QHR) in Mexico. Material and Methods: A review was conducted of 128 articles published between 2000 and 2009. A literature search was done drawing together a verse of indexes, search engine, data bases and citations, as well as interviewing researchers. A frequency and content analysis was carried out. Results: QHR has expanded significantly, both nationally and internationally, and papers published in public health and social medicine journals. However, several factors impede its consolidation: the institutional, territorial and thematic concentration of studies, the dependency on grounded theory, the selective nature of the research topics and populations; and its marginal scientific impact. Conclusions: QHR has grown in M�xico, but its consolidation faces serious challenges. Several proposals are discussed that could strengthen the field.
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