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NRS 433 TOPIC 5 DQ 1 The 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. Both qualitative and quantitative methods of research play important roles in nursing research. Data from quantitative research - such as market size, demographics, and user preferences - provides important information for nursing and business decisions. Qualitative research provides valuable data for use in the design of a product - including data about user needs, behavior patterns, and use cases. Each of theses approaches has strengths and weaknesses, and each can benefit from our combining them with one another. Quantitative studies provide data that can be expressed in numbers, thus, their name. Because the

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