Essay on Qualitative Analysis Critique

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Qualitative Research Critique There are many differences between quantitative and qualitative research. Such things like: quantitative research provides only variables that can predict specific results but it does not tell us very much about how the variables affect an individual’s life course. Qualitative research adversely provides an enriched understanding of characteristics, qualities, attributes, and environmental factors affecting life events. Qualitative analysis can give understanding to the meaning of a specific characteristic, entity, or phenomenon within a context, instead of only measuring how much is present. “The purpose of this qualitative analysis is five-fold: To explore ways the qualitative data support and/or…show more content…
All the information available from the 10-year study was reviewed which included: background information, public records, current testing data, relatives and other contacts, informant contacts, and of course the transcripts of the interviews with the participants. There were no significant differences between the 10-year study patient’s background variables or measures of life stressors and the 20-year study patients. There were conversely significant differences in the measures of success. There were three variables found to influence a matrix analysis and a factor analysis: a composite score on the success attributes, IQ, and academic achievement. Goals of the Present Study The qualitative methodology was used to discover five main goals. The first goal is to discover the ways in which the qualitative findings will support and validate the earlier quantitative findings. The second is to gain a better understanding of the success attributes. The third is to identify the components of each of the successful attributes that will discriminate successful from unsuccessful groups. The fourth is to discover themes other than the success attributes. The final goal is to identify any changes over time of the qualitative nature that has occurred from year 10 to year 20. Method Only eighty-two percent, or 41 out of 50, of the original participants partook in the 20-year
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