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The Role of Qualitative Research in Health Economics

In this video Joanna Coast talks about the different types of economic questions that can be answered using qualitative research methods as well as different methods for collecting qualitative data and the challenges that are involved in conducting qualitative work within a health economics environment.

A number of these issues are developed further in related papers: Coast J, McDonald R, Baker R. "Issues arising from the use of qualitative methods in health economics". Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 2004;9(3):171-176; Coast J. "The appropriate uses of qualitative methods in health economics". Health Economics. 1999;8(4):345-353. Duration 13'00"

Above is a reduced quality version for online viewing, which you can also download (33 MB). For better quality, a DVD-quality version (165 MB) can be downloaded.

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