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In essence though there may be an underlying agenda—if a service is to be put out to private tender, a very specific contract would be needed. The move towards commissioning consortia may be able to require that similar levels of detail are outlined, but the scheme is too much in its infancy to say for sure. what does your current service entail? No service exists in isolation; you need to establish the combination of factors which add up to your current service. There is, however, a certain amount of help to be gained from the government in this matter, in the form of national patient tariffs and, in some Trusts, ‘clinical costing’.

Given this, it is perhaps inevitable that there is no universally agreed approach to qualitative methods and that there remains considerable debate as to what constitutes ‘good’ qualitative research. While a full discussion of these issues is beyond the scope of this chapter, they will be touched on briefly. What unifies the different factors contained under the umbrella term of ‘qualitative research’ is that they aim to produce data that investigates individuals’ subjective experience and the meaning they give that experience.

Like any area of qualitative research there are a range of different ideas and opinions as to what ethnography actually is. At a basic level it is the research of a particular culture, society, group, or other social system. The researcher seeks to observe, interpret, and understand that culture in order to produce a full description it. This description might include the norms of that culture, its style of interactions and communication, its important events, and the assumptions that its members hold.

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