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Table 4 Type of methods used by empirical researchers

From: The use of empirical research in bioethics: a survey of researchers in twelve European countries

Study sample (N = 175)
  n a %
Qualitative methods
 Content analysis 101 57.7
 Thematic analysis 97 55.4
 Grounded theory 72 41.1
 Phenomenology 33 18.9
 Narrative analysis 31 17.7
 Discourse analysis 29 16.6
Quantitative methods
 Descriptive analysis 104 59.4
 Inferential statistics 66 37.7
  1. aNumber of respondents stating “Yes”; Percentages listed here do not add up since participants could choose more than one qualitative approach and quantitative methods