433 week 2.docx - DQ 1 The theoretical foundations of qualitative and quantitative methods are very different but many researchers believe both methods

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DQ 1The theoretical foundations of qualitative and quantitative methods are very different, but many researchers believe both methods should be used in the research study to increase validity and reliability. What advantages or disadvantages do you see in using both types of methods in a nursing study? Support your answer with current evidence-based literature.Good morning Instructor and classmates,Qualitative research methods have become increasingly important as ways of developing nursing knowledge for evidence-based nursing practice. Qualitative research answers a wide variety of questionsrelated to nursing's concern with human responses to actual or potential health problems. (Ploeg J, 1999). The advantages of qualitative research is it plays an important part in providing evidence for practice in nursing, and is gaining greater acceptance within medicine. (Bailey C, 2002). Qualitative research is used to gain insight into people's attitudes, behaviors, value systems, concerns, motivations, aspirations, culture or lifestyles. Qualitative researchers aim to gather an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the reasons that make them do such behavior. Qualitative research is often associated with naturalistic inquiry. The purpose of qualitative research is to describe, explore, and explain phenomena being studied. Qualitative research questions often take the form of what is this or
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