Qualitative research, in contrast to quantitative research, analyzes words and text instead of numbers and figures. Qualitative research is exploratory and non-experimental. It seeks to explore meaning, experiences and phenomena among study participants. Qualitative data is collected from participants' stories, open-ended responses, and viewpoints collected from focus groups, interviews, observations or detailed records (Schmidt & Brown, 2019, pp. 221-224).
Level of Evidence: VI
Each JBI Checklist provides tips and guidance on what to look for to answer each question. These tips begin on page 4.
Below are some additional Frequently Asked Questions about the Qualitative Research Checklist that have been asked students in previous semesters.
|Frequently Asked Question||Response|
|Nearly every question asks about "congruity." What exactly does this mean in terms of qualitative research, and what should I be looking for?||COMING SOON!|
|For Question 6, where can I find a statement in my article about the researcher's cultural or theoretical orientation?||COMING SOON!|