describe the characteristics of qualitative research

Incorporate a minimum of 3 current (published within last five years) scholarly journal articles  or primary legal sources (statutes, court opinions) within your work.

You will select one research report with a qualitative design and one with quantitative design and answer the following questions regarding the following categories:

  1. Discuss what is meant by the term Qualitative Research
    • Briefly, describe the characteristics of qualitative research and identify nursing issues/phenomena that lend themselves to a qualitative research approach.
    • Compare and contrast three different qualitative research methodologies.
    • Briefly, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of qualitative research evidence for informing nursing practice.
    • Communicate how this research design used in research.
  2. The study, sampling, data collection, analysis, rigor, findings and limitations
    • Identify the purpose of the study.
    • Briefly, describe the design of the study and explain why you think it is either appropriate or inappropriate to meet the purpose.
    • Identify ethical issues related to the study and how they were/were not addressed.
    • Identify the sampling method and recruitment strategy that was used.
    • Discuss whether sampling and recruitment were appropriate to the aims of the research.
    • Identify the data collection method(s) and discuss whether the method(s) is/are appropriate to the aims of the study.

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