Annotated Bibliography : Dependability And Transferability

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Dependability and Transferability No sample questions were revealed. It would have been beneficial to evaluate dependability if it was identified which input from the subjects required follow-up questions or when did the unstructured interview reach saturation. The author highlighted the choice of unstructured interviews to create freedom in narration. This is most likely the reason as to why the data collected from the patients and family members “fluctuated between their lived experiences and the ideal behaviours of a nurse in the emergency department” (Cypress, 2014). The lack of qualitative research of lived experiences in the ED as pointed out by Cypress indicate that the results will be beneficial, meaningful not only to the participants as it is distinct and relatable in nature; thus, making the study transferable. Confirmability The researcher analyzed the data using a “wholistic, selective and detailed line-by-line approach” by Van Manen. The themes that emerged were matched with verbatim passages; it was categorized into two perspectives from the consumers of the health care (patient and family) and the providers’ of health care. Descriptors of emerging themes were further enumerated and correlated between two perspectives. It is auditable in a sense that it can be subscribed to and followed by other researchers by providing rationales of the author’s “decision trail at each stage of the research process” (Coughian, Cronin, & Ryan, 2007, p. 743). Cypress

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