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Some perspectives on qualitative research methods in social research

WG Kleintjes, AJN Louw


Most scientific publications make use of quantitative analysis, and for the majority of clinical researchers unfamiliar with medical education, the concept of qualitative research may be confusing. This brief article focuses on the difference between qualitative and quantitative research.

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WG Kleintjes, Department of Surgery, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

AJN Louw, Centre for Health Professions Education, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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South African Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery & Burns 2020;3(3):58. DOI:10.7196/SAJPRASB.2021.v3i3.51

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Date submitted: 2021-02-19
Date published: 2021-02-19

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