Minimizing bias in self-reports of health beliefs and behaviours
May, Carl and Foxcroft, David (1995) Minimizing bias in self-reports of health beliefs and behaviours. Health Education Research, 10, (1), 107-112. (doi:10.1093/her/10.1.107).
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Bias in self-reports is one of the key problems which confronts researchers interested in using qualitative research techniques to understand individuals' cognitive and conceptual models of health behaviours. This is a problem that is especially apparent, for example, in research around addictive behaviours, where the fundamental trustworthiness of respondents' accounts may be in doubt. This research note discusses the problems associated with using conventional qualitative methods in health research and suggests a means of avoiding these.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
|Date Deposited:||20 Sep 2010 13:44|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 11:35|
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