Qualitative research most commonly involves the systematic collection, ordering, description and interpretation of textual data generated from talk, observation or documentation.
A report of qualitative research should address the following criteria:
Clarification and justification;
Reflexivity and evaluative rigour; and
Because of the limitations on article length for the Medical Journal of Australia, authors should focus on only a couple of aspects of the research, rather than trying to present a simplified description of multiple aspects.
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