A qualitative approach to primary care research: the long interview.
Qualitative research methods offer useful complements to the traditional epidemiologic approaches most commonly used by primary care researchers. Narrative texts generated through open-ended interviews are one form of qualitative data that may provide useful insights into primary care issues that are otherwise overlooked by more structured designs. This paper presents a step-by-step process for conducting a long interview, a qualitative approach with distinct potential for primary care research. Advantages and limitations of the long interview and its relationship to other qualitative methods are also discussed.
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Crabtree, B. F., & Miller, W. L. (1991). A qualitative approach to primary care research: the long interview. Family medicine, 23(2), 145–151.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Research, Department of Family Medicine