Qualitative Health Research Network


RREAL: Relevant literature

This page provides more information about our inspiration and what we are reading now.

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Our inspiration

  • Agyepong, Irene Akua, Bertha Aryee, Helen Dzikunu and Lenore Manderson. 1994. The malaria manual: Guidelines for the rapid assessment of social, economic and cultural aspects of malaria 

  • Scrimshaw S, Hurtado E. Anthropological involvement on the Central American diarrheal disease control project. Social Science and Medicine 1988;27(1):97-105.

  • Utarini A, Winkvist A, Pelto G. Appraising studies in health using rapid assessment procedures (RAP): Eleven critical criteria. Human organization 2001;60(4):390-400.

  • Trotter, Robert T. and Richard H. Needle. 2000. RARE project: Field assessment training methods workbook

  • Knoblauch H. Focused ethnography. Forum: Qualitative Social Research 2005;6(3).

  • McNall M, Foster-Fishman P. Methods of Rapid Evaluation, Assessment, and Appraisal. American Journal of Evaluation 2007;28(2):151-168.

  • Pink S, Morgan J. Short-term ethnography: Intense routes to knowing. Symbolic Interaction 2013;36(3):351-361.

  • Beebe J. Rapid Qualitative Inquiry. Second ed. London: Rowman and Littlefield; 2014.

  • Abramowitz, Sharon Alane, Kristen, E. McLean, Sarah, Lindley McKune, Kevin, Louis Bardosh, Mosoka, Fallah, Josephine, Monger, Kodjo, Tehoungue, Patricia, A. Omidian, 2015. Community-centered responses to Ebola in urban Liberia: the view from below. PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis. 9 (4), e0003706.

What we are reading now

  • Baggio, Ombretta, Cheick Abdoulaye Camara, and Christine Prue. 2019.
    Bringing community perspectives to decision-making in the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo. https://odihpn.org/magazine/bringing-community-perspectives-decision-making-ebola-response-democratic-republic-congo/


    Rapid and regular collection of community perspectives and social science analysis can help inform responders about community concerns, priorities and needs at all stages of the response.”

  • Camilleri M, Gogolishvili D, Giliauskas DL, Globerman J, Wilson M. Evaluation of an HIV-specific rapid response service for community-based organisations in Ontario, Canada. Heal Res Policy Syst 2019;17(1):80. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-019-0476-4

  • Gale RC, Wu J, Erhardt T, Bounthavong M, Reardon CM, Damschroder LJ, et al. Comparison of rapid vs in-depth qualitative analytic methods from a process evaluation of academic detailing in the Veterans Health Administration. Implement Sci 2019;14(1):11. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-019-0853-y

  • Jayawardane, M. (2019). The capacity-building-workshop-in-Africa Hokum. Journal of African Cultural Studies, 31:3, 276-280, DOI: 10.1080/13696815.2019.1630265

  • Reynolds, J., Lewis, S. (2019). Ethnography and evaluation: Temporalities of complex systems and methodological complexity. Anthropology & Medicine https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13648470.2018.1507106

  • Armstrong, A. Lowndes, R. Creative Teamwork: Developing Rapid, Site-Switching Ethnography. Oxford University Press; 2018.