This manual is based on a course entitled ‘Qualitative Research Methods
for Non-Social Scientists’ which was developed by the authors, and run
in Entebbe, Uganda, in March 2010. All three authors are trained
anthropologists who have been working in health and development for many
years. They have conducted research, taught, and built capacity for
qualitative and applied anthropological research in different types of
health settings in a variety of countries.
The manual is aimed primarily at non-social scientists working in low-
and middle-income settings. It provides an accessible, interesting, and
clear guide to using qualitative research methods in applied health
settings. The manual is organised around three main goals:
- To introduce qualitative thinking in research;
- To assist in planning, choosing, and using qualitative research
methods in health-related studies and;
- To enable the management of qualitative data with a view to
Kielmann, K.; Cataldo, F.; Seeley, J. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methodology. (2011) 84 pp.