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Finding qualitative research: an evaluation of search strategies

  • Rachel L Shaw1Email author,
  • Andrew Booth2,
  • Alex J Sutton1,
  • Tina Miller3,
  • Jonathan A Smith4,
  • Bridget Young5,
  • David R Jones1 and
  • Mary Dixon-Woods1
BMC Medical Research Methodology20044:5

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-4-5

Received: 06 November 2003

Accepted: 16 March 2004

Published: 16 March 2004

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Original Submission
6 Nov 2003 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Dec 2003 Reviewed Reviewer Report - George Swingler
23 Dec 2003 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Pamela Royle
27 Jan 2004 Author responded Author comments - Rachel Shaw
Resubmission - Version 3
27 Jan 2004 Submitted Manuscript version 3
26 Feb 2004 Reviewed Reviewer Report - George Swingler
16 Mar 2004 Author responded Author comments - Rachel Shaw
Resubmission - Version 4
16 Mar 2004 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
16 Mar 2004 Editorially accepted
16 Mar 2004 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-4-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester
(2)
ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Regent Court
(3)
Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Campus
(4)
Department of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London
(5)
Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool, The Whelan Building

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