Qualitative and quantitative research methods are two alternative applications for research methods. Both are very different in how data is collected, what data is collected, and how data is measured. Both of these research methods are utilized amongst the major areas of psychology and the social sciences. This paper will provide a brief description of qualitative and quantitative methods, provide the differences between the two approaches along with the terminology used for both; I will also refer to my article of choice from week one and specify which research method is used in that particular study; and finally, I will determine whether that same research study is non-experimental or experimental.
Qualitative research reflects different ways that researcher’s collect data and explore all of the information through literature review. Participant’s that are reviewing is often observed for analysis while “the role of the researcher focuses as the primary data collection instrument necessitates the identification of personal values, assumptions and biases at the outset of the study; Qualitative researchers ask at least one central question” (Creswell, 2014, which can be explored in several contexts with further questions. According to the text Research Design (2014) “the researcher’s role is typically involved in a
A social issue can be defined as ‘social conditions identified by scientific inquiry and values as detrimental to human well-being’ (Manis 1976). I believe that a social issue can be anything that affects a person in a bad way and affects their standard of living. It could be something from a health problem to something to do with a financial issue within someone’s home. I am going to focus on the health
A Social Issue is where a whole society or a group of people within the society by affected by a specific problem which usually take a large number of people within the society to rectify or solve the problem at hand.
Business researchers utilize various forms of approaches to analyze and obtain information and data, and two of the most popular approaches used are the qualitative research approach and quantitative research approach. Each approach can be beneficial or in some cases may cause inconclusive results depending on the type of research being conducted and what the nature of the study is. The following will assess two different peer reviewed articles: one which uses a qualitative approach and the other a quantitative approach. It
Social problems can encompass many things, but they all have two things in common. They are a social state that disturbs society, and they are detrimental to society. There are four stages to a social problem: public outcry, crafting an official response, reaction to official response, and developing alternative strategies to solve problem. These stages run in a cycle and happen over and over again depending upon what the public is upset about. When you have a social problem, it affects many people in the society. Some examples of social problems are drug abuse, poverty, world population, and suicide. All of these problems affect a mass amount of people in a grim way therefore
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.
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.
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).
Qualitative Inquiry is a type of research that evolves as the researcher learns new aspects about the subject they are studying (Polit & Beck, 2017). Interviewing the subjects of the study about their individual experiences and outcomes leads the researcher to a conclusion or further investigation. This discussion board assesses qualitative research and if it is feasible for the topic chosen for burnout and staffing levels in the emergency department.
This chapter presents the process that was undertaken to produce the project. It will discuss the selections of the participants, the materials that were used, the design utilized and the procedure taken. This process is important, since it bestows information on how the process underwent and data was collected.
The number and nature of cases studied in a qualitative research design must be provisional (Gobo, 2007), so the suggested number of participants in this study will be 27, representing three sectors of SMEs in Thailand. This number (27) is an appropriate number for the beginning of the research which 24 participants are identified as key informant and who will be selected by their owner/manager (3 participants), and the number of cases can change during the research until the data analysis is quite advanced. Mario Luis Small (2009) suggested that in a case model, the number of cases is unknown until the study is completed; if the case is conducted properly, the very last case examined will provide very little new or surprising information, so the objective is saturation. Three SMEs will be selected, being the three case studies that were considered as critical cases. The criteria for selection will be that the companies are registered as Thai SMEs and received an SMEs National Award from OSMEP in Thailand. The three categories represented will be the National Award, Outstanding Award, and Rising Star Award, and three cases will also be representative of the Production Sector, Service Sector and Trading Sector, respectively. There will be 9 participants for each case; 1 participant will be the owner-manager, 4 participants will be manager/ supervisors who are considered to
This qualitative research is going to explore why married men and married women do not participate in regular physical exercise. Regular physical exercise is an integral part of maintain a healthy lifestyle. Total data analysis of why married men and married women will be done. There are various reasons such as work load, insecurities, children etc. which effect the physical activity of the married men and married women. We are also going to explore the similarities and differences between why married men and married women do not participate in regular physical exercise.
A social problem is any condition or behavior that has negative consequences for large numbers of people and that is generally recognized as a condition or behavior that needs to be addressed. Social issue is a problem that influences a considerable number of the individuals within a society. It is often the consequence of factors extending beyond an individual's social issue is the source of a conflicting opinion on the