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A tale of two societies: The doing of qualitative comparative research in Hong Kong and Britain

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A tale of two societies : The doing of qualitative comparative research in Hong Kong and Britain. / Jackson, Stephanie Forsythe; Ho, Petula Sik Ying.

In: Methodological Innovations, Vol. 10, No. 2, 14.12.2017, p. 1-12.

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Jackson, SF & Ho, PSY 2017, 'A tale of two societies: The doing of qualitative comparative research in Hong Kong and Britain', Methodological Innovations, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/2059799117703117

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Jackson, S. F., & Ho, P. S. Y. (2017). A tale of two societies: The doing of qualitative comparative research in Hong Kong and Britain. Methodological Innovations, 10(2), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/2059799117703117

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Jackson SF, Ho PSY. A tale of two societies: The doing of qualitative comparative research in Hong Kong and Britain. Methodological Innovations. 2017 Dec 14;10(2):1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/2059799117703117

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Jackson, Stephanie Forsythe ; Ho, Petula Sik Ying. / A tale of two societies : The doing of qualitative comparative research in Hong Kong and Britain. In: Methodological Innovations. 2017 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 1-12.

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