Quantitative Research Design Critique Template

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NU310_Unit 5 Quantitative Research Design Critique Template “Quantitative studies usually focus on concepts that are fairly well developed, about which there is an existing body of evidence, and for which there are reliable methods of measurement” (Polit and Beck, 2012). I chose the Quantitative method of data collection for my research, because I want to determine the effective of regular instruction, face-to-face training, and follow-up on inhalation techniques in increasing treatment adherence in patients with COPD Critique Study: Efficacy of a multifactorial intervention on therapeutic adherence in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a randomized controlled trial 1. What type of question (therapy, prognosis, etc.) is being addressed? Does the research question concern a possible causal relationship between the independent and dependent variables? The type of question being addressed in the study is to the effectiveness of a multi-factorial intervention on therapeutic adherence. The aim of the study is to determine the causal connection between the effectiveness of multi-factorial intervention and therapeutic adherence in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 2. What would be the strongest design for the research question? How does this compare to the design actually used? The design of the study was randomised controlled trial. The 146 patient with COPD were divided in two groups using the randomisation techniques. The
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