Investigations of such questions as quality of life are usually undertaken by means of quantitative research methods, in the form of questionnaire-based numerical rating scales. When the aim of a study is to achieve a deeper understanding of a person’s subjective perception of – for example – quality of life, a person’s individual perceptions, experiences, impressions and actions, then qualitative research methods may be more relevant. Such methods offer an understanding of associations from the individual’s perspective.
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