Pros And Cons Of Qualitative Research

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There are many different research methods such as qualitative, laboratory, archival, surveys, to name a few. The type of method that you chose is going to be based on the type of research paper you want to build. My final project will be conducted using qualitative research, this type of research provides results that are rich in detail without hard set research numbers. The most common tools used in qualitative research are focus groups and individual in depth interviews.

I had not heard of this type of research paper before so it took some time looking up what it is and how it is conducted. I looked up some pros and cons of the qualitative research method. The pros were that this type of research explores topics with more depth and detail, less expensive, and more flexibly in regards to timing and location. The cons were that you cannot quantify how many of you audience answer one way or another, and cannot generalize findings. I think using this type of research with elderly is beneficial to finding out how they feel or think about different questions.

There are different ways to conduct qualitative research, the most common way is an interview. Interviews can be conducted one on one in groups or having focus groups.
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It is important to realize that when we talk to older individuals their background growing up, where they lived, their education and so many other factors will mold who they are and what they struggle with as they age. Qualitative research is used to gain an understanding of underlying issues and dives deeper into the problem. There is also the aspect of where they currently live. Those who live in Minneapolis, MN will have different views of what they see as obstacles of aging then someone who lives in rural Siren, WI. Qualitative research is used to gain an understanding of underlying issues and dives deeper into the
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