Highlights • To make clinical research results more relevant for individual patients, using qualitative types of generalization can have important added value. • We suggest several generalization types that can be used to individualize study results, using insights and methods from the social sciences. • If different types of generalization are combined, study results may become better applicable and therefore more relevant to individual patients.

doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.11.002, hdl.handle.net/1765/134143
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

Knottnerus, B.J., Bertels, L., & Willems, D. (2020). Qualitative approaches can strengthen generalization and application of clinical research. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 119, 136–139. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.11.002