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Letters The BMJ and qualitative research

The BMJ should not narrowly confine publication to positivist quantitative studies

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 15 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1490
  1. Fiona Webster, associate professor
  1. University of Toronto, 500 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1V7
  1. fiona.webster{at}

I am disappointed in the official response by the editors of The BMJ.1 2 I am fortunate enough to be a member of a community of research scientists who are largely trained in social science approaches, such as critical qualitative research, at the University of Toronto in Canada (Centre for Critical …

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