What is emerging for qualitative research in the COVID-19 emergency?

A rejoinder to ‘Collecting qualitative data during a pandemic’ by David Silverman

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  • Rachel Grob University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jane Evered University of Wisconsin-Madison

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https://doi.org/10.1558/cam.19752

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Author Biographies

Rachel Grob, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rachel Grob is Clinical Professor and Senior Scientist at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work focuses on eliciting narratives, then synthesizing and amplifying them to make healthcare work better. She is a public spokesperson for qualitative work, and for the importance of systematically including diverse perspectives in research, public discourse and decision making of all kinds.

Jane Evered, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jane Evered received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States. Her interests include patient experience, relational care and qualitative approaches to inquiry.

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Davies, Louise, Karissa L. LeClair, Pamela Bagley, Heather Blunt, Lisa Hinton, Sara Ryan and Sue Ziebland (2020) Face-to-face compared with online collected accounts of health and illness experiences: A scoping review. Qualitative Health Research 30 (13): 2092–2102.

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Shiffman, Richard (2021) Learning to listen to patients’ stories. New York Times, 25 February. Online: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/25/well/live/narrative-medicine.html

Solnit, Rebecca (2016) Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

Ziebland, Sue, Rachel Grob and Mark Schlesinger (2020) Polyphonic perspectives on health and care: Reflections from two decades of The DIPEx Project. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 26 (2): 133–140. https://doi.org/10.1177/1355819620948909

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Published

2021-09-01

How to Cite

Grob, R. ., & Evered, J. (2021). What is emerging for qualitative research in the COVID-19 emergency? A rejoinder to ‘Collecting qualitative data during a pandemic’ by David Silverman. Communication and Medicine, 17(1), 85–87. https://doi.org/10.1558/cam.19752

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