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Table Of Contents

Introduction
MODULE ONE: TOBACCO CONTROL RESEARCH
What is Tobacco Control?
Tobacco Control Research
Importance of Qualitative Research in Tobacco Control
Case Studies in Tobacco Control Research
References
MODULE TWO: UNDERSTANDING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Understanding Qualitative Research
Box 1: Rich or thick description
Similarities between qualitative and quantitative research
Strengths and Limitations of Qualitative Research
Mixing Methods
Key Terms and Definitions
MODULE THREE: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Observation
Interviews
Box 3: Sample Interview Guide: Smoking Cessation Study
Box 4: Sample Standardized Open-ended Interview
Box 5: How others did it: Pre-testing
Case Studies and Life Histories
Mapping and Other Visual Representation Techniques
Box 7: Participatory Research
The Researcher as the Instrument
Triangulation
triangulation:
MODULE FOUR: RESEARCH PURPOSE AND DESIGN
The Literature Review
Step 1: Define the Purpose of the Research
Step 3 - Select the Appropriate Methods for Data Collection and
How should qualitative research be validated?
What about the bias of the researcher in qualitative research?
Ethical Issues
Step 4 - Pay Attention to Practical Details
1. Prepare for fieldwork
MODULE SIX: QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS
Analysis of Data
Box 10: Grounded Theory Methodology
1. Getting started
Table 4: Different types of data files
Table 5: Example of data organization and display
Using Computers for Data Management and Analysis
SMOKING CONTEXTUAL SPACE
Software Programs
MODULE SEVEN: DISSEMINATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS
The Research Report
Box 12: Example of a composite profile
Oral Presentations
Other Follow-up Considerations
Dissemination of Results
Final Thoughts
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
APPENDICES
Appendix I - Case Studies
Appendix II - Bibliography
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Qualitative Research for Tobacco Control: A How-to Introductory Manual for Researchers and Development Practitioners

Qualitative Research for Tobacco Control: A How-to Introductory Manual for Researchers and Development Practitioners

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This manual is designed to encourage users from around the world to engage in tobacco control research using qualitative methods and tools. The objective is to expand the body of knowledge that can influence tobacco control policies and programs. In addition, the manual is intended to serve consumers of qualitative research by helping them critically assess the utility of qualitative data for policymaking and programing purposes. The tobacco epidemic is one of the leading preventable causes of death and disability among adults in the world today. Once largely a problem in high-income countries, the epidemic caused by tobacco use has become an enormous and growing problem in many low- and middle-income countries. Already, half of all global deaths from tobacco occur in these countries. By 2030, that proportion will have risen to 70% of all tobacco-related deaths. This trend is exacerbated by the fact that many people still underestimate the harm to health that tobacco causes while overestimating its economic importance. As a result, many governments have not yet adopted or implemented strong policies to discourage tobacco use. If this trend is to be reversed, country-specific research is essential for generating the data necessary to convince policymakers to take action and to guide them in shaping policy that will have local impact. While qualitative research has much to offer the field of tobacco control, it is often neglected in favour of quantitative research. Sometimes this is due to lack of experience in qualitative research; in other cases, it is because policymakers and program planners do not always know how to make maximum use of qualitative data for tobacco control. Understandably, many policymakers need statistical evidence to make policy decisions and design programs. Yet a combination of qualitative and quantitative data can often be extremely useful in developing policies and programs that will be effective, efficient, and lasting. The examples in this manual will help health professionals, economists, program planners, and others to appreciate more deeply the potential benefits of strengthening the foundation of tobacco control with qualitative research.
This manual is designed to encourage users from around the world to engage in tobacco control research using qualitative methods and tools. The objective is to expand the body of knowledge that can influence tobacco control policies and programs. In addition, the manual is intended to serve consumers of qualitative research by helping them critically assess the utility of qualitative data for policymaking and programing purposes. The tobacco epidemic is one of the leading preventable causes of death and disability among adults in the world today. Once largely a problem in high-income countries, the epidemic caused by tobacco use has become an enormous and growing problem in many low- and middle-income countries. Already, half of all global deaths from tobacco occur in these countries. By 2030, that proportion will have risen to 70% of all tobacco-related deaths. This trend is exacerbated by the fact that many people still underestimate the harm to health that tobacco causes while overestimating its economic importance. As a result, many governments have not yet adopted or implemented strong policies to discourage tobacco use. If this trend is to be reversed, country-specific research is essential for generating the data necessary to convince policymakers to take action and to guide them in shaping policy that will have local impact. While qualitative research has much to offer the field of tobacco control, it is often neglected in favour of quantitative research. Sometimes this is due to lack of experience in qualitative research; in other cases, it is because policymakers and program planners do not always know how to make maximum use of qualitative data for tobacco control. Understandably, many policymakers need statistical evidence to make policy decisions and design programs. Yet a combination of qualitative and quantitative data can often be extremely useful in developing policies and programs that will be effective, efficient, and lasting. The examples in this manual will help health professionals, economists, program planners, and others to appreciate more deeply the potential benefits of strengthening the foundation of tobacco control with qualitative research.

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