Studying Complex Care Transitions from a Qualitative Perspective

  • Kristin A. Laugaland
  • Dagrunn N. Dyrstad
  • Karina Aase


In this chapter, Laugaland et al. present key methodological challenges and lessons learned when studying complex care transitions from a qualitative perspective. Although these challenges are common to many other research designs, they are especially important to consider for researchers in the design and conduct of qualitative research studies aiming to developing in-depth descriptive and analytical understandings of care transitions. The challenges described in this chapter are structured according to recruitment and retention of the elderly and issues concerning data collection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristin A. Laugaland
    • 1
  • Dagrunn N. Dyrstad
    • 1
  • Karina Aase
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StavangerStavangerNorway

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