Often, it is appropriate for research into veterans’ experiences to be qualitative and include smaller sample sizes. There is a growing body of knowledge that recognises the value of this approach to research, and in relation to veterans and their families.
A new article from Caddick explores the narrative approach in critical military studies.
Furthermore, there is increasing discussion around qualitative research as a discipline, to build understanding and acknowledgement of aspects of qualitative research that have previously been undervalued. Although not directly related to veterans research, a 2017 article from Smith discusses generalisation in qualitative research, as a way that we can understand and appreciate how findings in qualitative research differ from quantitative findings.
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