Quadangulation: A New Methodology Combining Ethnographic Research and Quality Improvement Projects in Health Science Research

Karla Rodriguez, Donna Hallas

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe quadangulation as a methodology for conducting and analyzing combined ethnographic studies and quality improvement (QI) projects into one comprehensive investigation to improve the quality of health care. A comprehensive base of cultural influences in all health-care delivery settings, obtained from the design, implementation, and interpretation of a rigorous ethnographic investigation, and a QI project is new proposed methodology, called quadangulation. This new methodology has the potential to influence transformational cultural change, quality whole-person patient-centered care, and improved population health, through in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis of cultural influences and clinical problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-278
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2020

Keywords

  • Ethnography
  • culture
  • ethnographic method
  • qualitative study
  • quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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