Original Research - Special Collection: Primary Care Research Methods

African Primary Care Research: Qualitative interviewing in primary care

Steve Reid, Bob Mash
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine | Vol 6, No 1 | a632 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v6i1.632 | © 2014 Steve Reid, Bob Mash | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 November 2013 | Published: 05 June 2014

About the author(s)

Steve Reid, Primary Health Care Directorate, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Bob Mash, Family Medicine and Primary Care, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


This article is part of a series on African Primary Care Research and focuses on the topic of qualitative interviewing in primary care. In particular it looks at issues of study design, sample size, sampling and interviewing in relation to individual and focus group interviews.There is a particular focus on helping postgraduate students at a Masters level to write their research proposals.


Primary care research, qualitative research, in-depth interviews, focus group interviews


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