Researching experiences of cancer: the importance of methodology
UNSPECIFIED (2002) Researching experiences of cancer: the importance of methodology. European Journal of Cancer Care, 11 (3). pp. 232-237. ISSN 0961-5423Full text not available from this repository.
This paper draws on contributions to and discussions at a recent MRC HSRC-sponsored workshop 'Researching users' experiences of health care: the case of cancer'. We focus on the methodological and ethical challenges that currently face researchers who use self-report methods to investigate experiences of cancer and cancer care. These challenges relate to: the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of research; participation rates and participant profiles; data collection methods (the retrospective nature of accounts, description and measurement, and data collection as intervention); social desirability considerations; relationship considerations; the experiences of contributing to research; and the synthesis and presentation of findings. We suggest that methodological research to tackle these challenges should be integrated into substantive research projects to promote the development of a strong knowledge base about experiences of cancer and cancer care.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Journal of Cancer Care|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 232-237|
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