A Research Study On Sedation Management

799 WordsJul 11, 20164 Pages
Research Critique The design of both quantitative and qualitative research offer valuable information to the health sciences. There are circumstances when certainty is necessary, and a quantitative design is needed. In contrast, there are times when an understanding of the quality of a particular social interaction is needed. The paper will apply a quantitative and a qualitative research article to the topic of sedation management to help validate meaning gleaned from two different research designs. Quantitative Design The article titled Achieving quality health outcomes through the implementation of spontaneous awakenings and spontaneous breathing trial protocol, by Jones, Newhouse, Johnson, and Seidl (2014) will be utilized to reveal the qualities of a quantitative design. Advantages and Disadvantages The quantitative research design and approach was necessary for this study because the researchers were interested in understanding cause and effect of implementing a spontaneous awakening and breathing protocol. They were also interested in making predictions about the quality impact of these interventions. The advantages of applying this design to this study included the assistance to offer causality, objectivity, generality, and statistical significance (Polit & Beck, 2017). These features were the measures the researchers needed for this study to determine if the protocol led to quality outcomes for the patients. The disadvantages of applying this design to this
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