Topic 1: Qualitative Research Design

Topic 1: Qualitative Research Design

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Topic 1: Qualitative Research Design

Using the knowledge and insights gained from the textbook and other reliable sources answer the following. Define, in your own words, qualitative research. Locate and cite two different types of qualitative research articles related to your PICOT project. Provide a brief explanation of each design. Identify a potential qualitative research study that is important to nursing and describe which design you would use for this study, why you would use that design, and how the information generated from the study could be applied in nursing practice. Reflect on the value of qualitatitve research adding to the science, knowledge, and practice of nursing.

Topic 2: Practice – Evaluating Qualitative Research

  1. Using the four general areas for evaluating a qualitative study, post a summary of the article referenced in this unit: “Making critical appraisals of for summaries of Evidence-Based Medicine.”

Please note: Responses to the 2 topics above should be limited to not more than 1-2 pages each.

Reading

Textbook Readings

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare

  • Chapter 6: “Clinically Appraising Qualitative Evidence for Clinical Decision Making”

Journal Readings

Please retrieve and read the following Journal articles from the Kaplan University Library. Articles can be located through a search in the CINAHL database, OVID database, Kaplan University Library (links to these are located under the Student Resources in Course Home) or by using the link at the end of the reference if provided.

Fielding, J., Fielding, N., & Hughes, G. (2013). Opening up open-ended survey data using qualitative software. Quality and Quantity, 47(6), 3261-3276.

Rothwell, E. (2010). Analyzing focus group data: Content and interaction. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing15(2), 176–180.

Ryan, F., Coughlan, M., & Cronin, P. (2007). Step-by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 2: Qualitative research. British Journal of Nursing (BJN)16(12), 738–744.

Ryan, F., Coughlan, M., & Cronin, P. (2007). Step-by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 2: Qualitative research. British Journal of Nursing (BJN)16(12), 738–744.

Smith, J., & Firth, J. (2011). Qualitative data analysis: The framework approach. Nurse Researcher, 18(2), 52–62.

Web Resources

Revisit NCQA website, specifically the Patient Experiences area.

Practice

  1. Read the following article “Making the Critical Appraisal for Summaries of evidence-based medicine: critical appraisal of summaries of evidence.” Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3738079/
  2. Post a summary of the article to Discussion Topic 2.
  3. Respond to the post of two of your peers, using the six research techniques used in qualitative research in your posting response, keeping in mind the four general areas for evaluating a qualitative study.
 
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