Letters The BMJ and qualitative research

Qualitative research can inform clinical practice

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1482 (Published 15 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1482
  1. Jenna Panter, senior research associate1,
  2. Cornelia Guell, research fellow1,
  3. David Ogilvie, MRC programme leader1
  1. 1Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine, Box 285, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
  1. jrp63{at}medschl.cam.ac.uk

We were heartened to read the open letter,1 which echoes our own frustrations, but disappointed by the editors’ response.2

Their suggestion that qualitative research is only pertinent to a specialist audience is incorrect. As outlined in the open letter and corroborated by many responses, we believe that The BMJ …

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