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Minimizing bias in self-reports of health beliefs and behaviours

Minimizing bias in self-reports of health beliefs and behaviours
Minimizing bias in self-reports of health beliefs and behaviours
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.
1465-3648
107-112
May, Carl
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Foxcroft, David
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May, Carl
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Foxcroft, David
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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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Abstract

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.

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Published date: March 1995

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Local EPrints ID: 163361
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/163361
ISSN: 1465-3648
PURE UUID: c337f4bc-d177-455f-90bf-5717dc378d7e
ORCID for Carl May: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0451-2690

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Date deposited: 20 Sep 2010 13:44
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:33

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