Qualitative research in the CJA/RCV: An 18-year analysis (1995–2012)
Humble, Áine M.
Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement
Some researchers have suggested that qualitative research is increasing in the gerontology field, but little systematic analysis has tested this assertion. Using the Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement as a case study, we analysed articles reporting on original research from 1995 to 2012. One in four articles were qualitative, and results in three-year intervals show a clear increase in qualitative research findings during this 18-year time frame: (a) 1995-1997: 10 per cent; (b) 1998-2000: 19 per cent; (c) 2001-2003: 25 per cent; (d) 2004-2006: 25 per cent; (e) 2007-2009: 29 per cent; and (f) 2010-2012: 43 per cent. In all time intervals (with the exception of 2004-2006), French language articles were more likely to use a qualitative research design compared to English language articles. Topics, methodologies, and data collection strategies are also discussed.
Aging , Case study , Content analysis , Gerontology , Qualitative methods , Trend analysis
Humble, A. M., & Green, M. (2016). Qualitative research in the CJA/RCV: An 18-year analysis (1995–2012). Canadian Journal on Aging, 35(1), 130-143. doi:10.1017.S0714980815000628