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Table 5 Qualitative and quantitative methodological competence (N = 175)

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

  Expert Familiar Beginner Never used Don’t know
  n % N % n % n % n %
Qualitative methods
 Thematic Analysis (n = 144) 6 4.2 84 58.3 22 15.3 19 13.2 13 9.0
 Content Analysis (n = 137) 8 5.8 91 66.4 14 10.2 17 12.4 7 50.1
 Grounded Theory (n = 130) 7 5.4 64 49.2 19 14.6 28 21.5 12 9.2
 Phenomenology (n = 118) 3 2.5 29 24.6 18 15.3 51 43.2 17 14.4
 Narrative Analysis (n = 116) 4 3.4 41 35.3 13 11.2 48 41.4 10 8.6
 Discourse Analysis (n = 115) 4 3.5 35 33.0 15 13.0 47 40.9 14 12.2
Quantitative methods
 Descriptive statistics (n = 111) 6 5.4 72 73.8 18 16.2 3 2.7 2 1.8
 Inferential statistics (n = 98) 2 2.0 53 54.1 25 25.5 5 5.1 13 13.3