Overview: This section explains the research philosophy, the literature survey for this research, data collection technique, data analysis approach and the overall process of the research. It started by gather the general insights that were relevant to the research; derived the information into a research topic; brief explanation about how the research was conducted, how the data was collected through experiment, how the data was analysed and concluded.
“Qualitative research is an umbrella term for an array of attitudes towards and strategies for conducting inquiry that are aimed at discovering how human beings understand, experience, interpret, and produce the social world.” (Sandelowski, 2004, p.893).
Creswell (1998), defines qualitative research as the process of understanding a social or human phenomenon, based on methodological research background. Researchers aim at generating a complex, holistic view, at analysing and describing the angle of the subjects within a natural context.
Case study was research strategy adopted for this study. It is one of the types of qualitative research study (Creswell, 1998). According to Rubin and Babbie (2013) which view case study as a particular examination of phenomenon. In this study case study explore the influence e-resources has on the professional development and classroom practices of beginner teachers and providing a detailed information through multiple source of data collection methods such as semi-structured interview, observation, data analysis and research journal.However,Creswell,2007 highlighted that case study is a qualitative approach that explore bounded system of phenomenon over time. More so, Yin (2009) validates that case study is an empirical
According to Schneider, Elliot, LoBiondo-Wood & Haber (2004), qualitative research methods, search for the meaning and understanding of human experiences in a naturalistic setting. A researcher obtains subjective facts in order to explore the experiences of each participant (Schneider, Elliot, LoBiondo-Wood & Haber 2004). As a result, qualitative research is a means in which a researcher gains an insight into the participant's point of view concerning their personal experiences; in order gain an understanding of the information given. Therefore this allows a researcher to collect subjective information to create a description of the phenomenon (Vishnevsky & Beanlands 2004).
The title of this research study is: The internet and student research: teaching critical evaluation skills. I believe that this title is suitable for the research study because it is an overview of the information that relates the point of the study itself which indicates a connection between students and their use of the internet when it comes to utilizing the internet as a research tool. The study reflects the central phenomenon by exploring
The article I chose to discuss is: Davis, H. A., & Bowman, S. L. (2015). Examining experiences of weight-related oppression in a bariatric sample: A qualitative exploration.
The method of qualitative research become key method in the human and social science and also in the education and health science. The definition of qualitative research is a research using methods such as participant observation or case studies which result in a narrative, descriptive account of a setting or practice. Sociologists using these methods typically reject positivism and adopt a form of interpretive sociology (Parkinson & Drislane,2011). It involves the research using data that do not indicate ordinal values. Furthermore, qualitative research includes the different kinds of data collection, techniques of analysis and diversity of theoretical frameworks (Guest; Namey & Mitchell, 2013). According to Creswell(2013) ‘’the final written report or presentation includes the voices of participants, the reflexivity of the researcher, a complex description and interpretation of the problem, and its contribution to the literature or a call for change.
Research methodology generally involves qualitative research or quantitative research, or a mixture of both. A quantitative research methodology involves the analysis of data collected from a large number of surveys or interviews. On the other hand, methodologies for qualitative research often involve using surveys or interviews to collect information about people — their attitudes, experiences and behaviors.
Qualitative research is conducted in a natural setting and attempts to understand a human problem by developing a holistic narrative and reporting detailed views of informants about the culture of a problem. It forms a report with pictures and words. One of the most important distinctions that sets qualitative research apart from more traditional types of research is that qualitative research is holistic in that researchers study phenomena in their entirety rather than narrowing the focus to specific defined variables” (p. 93). Similarly, Cresswell (1984) indicated that qualitative research “is defined as an inquiry process of understanding a social or human problem, based on building a holistic picture, formed with words, reporting detailed views of informants, and conducted in a natural setting” (p. 2). Cresswell’s definition clearly delineates the major characteristics of qualitative research. Pg. 50 (Smith & Davis, 2010).
A better understanding of a community helps define the variations of healthcare interrelated concerns that exist in that community. Therefore, it is important that when conducting a research, the studied should be on predominant problem or an environment and the conditions should be the subject of the research. A research may include both qualitative and quantitative approaches that have strategical and empirical investigation, exploring the distinctive evidence, from multiple sources of indication, and from preceding development of theoretic claims (Ennals, 2009).
My Research Project focused on the ways in which the Australian South Sea Islander (ASSI) community reflect the historical events of blackbirding; a topic which I was inspired to investigate this due to my Pacific Islander heritage. Between 1863 and 1904, people were brought to Australia from throughout the Pacific, often through unscrupulous methods like kidnapping, to be used as a source of cheap labour. I investigated the history surrounding the labour trade in Queensland as well as current and past issues faced by ASSI people. Interviews and government publications revealed that the issues of educational attainment and health are prominent issues for the ASSI community. These sources also highlighted
Death is something that we all have to deal with, be it in our profession or in our daily lives. This article discusses the reasons why caring for dying patients is stressful for nurses and is a high risk for burn out. The article also gives findings related to the study and gives recommendations based on the results. The study shows that education is needed for the nurses that care for the dying patient.
The study had the aim to investigate the side effects of SSRIs (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) medication including "fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Aropax/ Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro) and fluvoxamine (Luvox)" (p. 1389). The interpretative phenomenological analysis described women's experiences who coping with "sexual difficulties as desire, arousal, orgasm and pain", caused by consumption from the medication (p. 1390).
AIM To evaluate the current utilization of the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) examinations in nursing education. BACKGROUND HESI exam results are frequently predictive of NCLEX-RN results in nursing education. METHOD The integrative review method of Whittemore and Knafl was used to search and evaluate the existing evidence to answer the following research questions: a) What is the current utilization of the HESI examinations in baccalaureate nursing education? b) What is the evidence supporting or contraindicating their use in nursing education? c) What is known regarding outcomes related to their use? RESULTS There is a wide variation in the use and outcomes of HESI exams in baccalaureate nursing education. CONCLUSION Despite validity