Qualitative Research Article Breakdown
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please read article and answer following questions.
Walsh, A., Meagher-Stewart, D. & Macdonald, M. (2015). Persistent optimizing: How
mothers make food choices for their preschool children. Qualitative Health Research,
Does not need complete sentences. Be brief, paraphrase and summarize each of the elements clearly
-data collection methods
-plan for data analysis
-strength (2)-provide support for your explanation with citations from additional sources. apa format. last 5 years
-weakness (2) -provide support for your explanation with citations from additional sources. apa format. last 5 years
- Focus on the research design, sample selection, data collection methods, and plan for data analysis as discussed in the Walsh et al. (2015) article.
- Identify at least two strengths and two weaknesses of the article’s research method based on trustworthiness. You must provide support for your explanation with citations from additional sources.
- Use the Journal Club Template for Qualitative Research located in this week’s resources.
- The template includes an area for each element discussed in the study.
- Be brief, paraphrase and summarize each of the elements clearly on the form
- Qualitative research methods have 5 categories Phenomenological looks at life experiences and then interpreted by the researcher. Grounded Theory examines social situations to be able to formulate new theories. Ethnographic research focuses on different cultures to better understand the impact of that culture on their overall behavior and health. Exploratory Descriptive research is done to get a result or solution to a problem. Historical research studies the past to help steer future developments. Once the information is obtained, the researcher analyzes, interprets, and develops themes and subthemes.
The nature itself of qualitative research leads to bias in both the research and the subjects. The results of any of the methods used require the researcher to take the information and analyze it. There is nothing to compare this information to and does not take different variable into account. The information the researcher is analyzing could be biased itself due to the way the information is obtained; personal experience from subject, historical ‘facts’, or researchers observations. It would be challenging, if not imposible, to have a control group to compare when analyzing a persons feelings, actions, thoughts, or events that have already occured. There is also no interventions in qualitative research.
My patient safety problem from week 1 was the relationship between the readmission rates of patients with chronic diseases and medication adherence following a hospitalization. I do not feel qualitative research method would be a viable option for this research problem. The readmission rate itself deals with a number or amount which automatically uses quantitative research methods.
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Laureate Education. (Producer). (2015b). Qualitative research designs [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Walden University.
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