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Wellbeing Research in Developing Countries: Reviewing the Role of Qualitative Methods

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  • Laura Camfield

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  • Gina Crivello
  • Martin Woodhead
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

    Volume (Year): 90 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 5-31

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:90:y:2009:i:1:p:5-31

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    Keywords: Wellbeing; Mixed methods; Qualitative; Developing countries; Methodological;

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    Cited by:
    1. Faith Martin, 2012. "Perceptions of Links Between Quality of Life Areas: Implications for Measurement and Practice," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 106(1), pages 95-107, March.
    2. David Matarrita-Cascante, 2010. "Changing Communities, Community Satisfaction, and Quality of Life: A View of Multiple Perceived Indicators," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 98(1), pages 105-127, August.
    3. Laura Camfield, 2010. "“Even If She Learns, She Doesn’t Understand Properly”. Children’s Understandings of Illbeing and Poverty in Five Ethiopian Communities," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 96(1), pages 85-112, March.
    4. Elaine Duncan & Veronica Ornaghi & Ilaria Grazzani, 2013. "Self-Construal and Psychological Wellbeing in Scottish and Italian Young Adults," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 1145-1161, August.
    5. Megan King & Vivian Renó & Evlyn Novo, 2014. "The Concept, Dimensions and Methods of Assessment of Human Well-Being within a Socioecological Context: A Literature Review," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 116(3), pages 681-698, May.
    6. Shaffer, Paul, 2013. "Ten Years of “Q-Squared”: Implications for Understanding and Explaining Poverty," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 269-285.

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