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Research Project: Childhood Obesity Prevention

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Commentary: Writing and evaluating qualitative research reports

item WU, YALENA - University Of Utah
item Thompson, Deborah - Debbe
item AROIN, KAREN - University Of Central Florida
item MCQUAID, ELIZABETH - Brown University
item DEATRICK, JANET - University Of Pennsylvania

Submitted to: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/21/2016
Publication Date: 6/1/2016
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Citation: Wu, Y.P., Thompson, D.J., Aroin, K.J., McQuaid, E.L., Deatrick, J.A. 2016. Commentary: Writing and evaluating qualitative research reports. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 41(5):493-505.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: An overview of qualitative methods is provided, particularly for reviewers and authors who may be less familiar with qualitative research. A question and answer format is used to address considerations for writing and evaluating qualitative research. When producing qualitative research, individuals are encouraged to address the qualitative research considerations raised and to explicitly identify the systematic strategies used to ensure rigor in study design and methods, analysis, and presentation of findings. Increasing capacity for review and publication of qualitative research within pediatric psychology will advance the field's ability to gain a better understanding of the specific needs of pediatric populations, tailor interventions more effectively, and promote optimal health.