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Title: [Qualitative health research: a critical review of recent work in Mexico]
Other Titles: Investigacion cualitativa en salud: una revision critica de la produccion bibliografica en Mexico.
Author: Mercado-Martinez FJ
Diaz BA
Tejada-Tabayas LM
Ascencio-Mera CD
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 Mexico, but its consolidation faces serious challenges. Several proposals are discussed that could strengthen the field.
ISSN: 1606-7916; 0036-3634
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