WK5 DQ1.odt - WK 5 DQ1 Mixed methods research refers to those studies that integrate one or more qualitative and quantitative techniques for data

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WK 5 DQ1 Mixed methods research refers to those studies that integrate one or more qualitative and quantitative techniques for data collection and/or analysis. Qualitative data collection methods, such as interviews, focus groups, or participant observation, are now almost routinely used as exploratory (hypothesis formation) phases of subsequent, more quantitative surveys in health care. They have great potential for exploring new topics or familiarizing research teams with a new area. They may also assist in theory building, especially when methods aggregating qualitative studies are utilized. Qualitative data collection techniques are also used broadly when patients’ or providers’ narratives or their lived experience are sought. Whereas quantitative methods may work best in isolating and identifying the correlates associated with variation at specific moments in time, qualitative techniques are particularly good at gaining insight into the processes and events that lead up to the observed variation and have the key advantage of
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Unformatted text preview: providing unexpected insights. This last point should be emphasized, because the nature of quantitative research and its data collection tools allow the researcher to infer only about that which he or she is examining (you “see” only what you are “looking at”), whereas qualitative methods can expand the gaze to key elements that were never elucidated or even previously considered. In my opinion, using both qualitative and quantitative methods in a nursing research is beneficial, rendering best results. The disadvantage would be the complexity of the research. Usually researchers are specialized in one area – either qualitative or quantitative, and bringing together teams of researchers knowledgeable in both might prove complicated, if not impossible. References Borkan, J. M. (2004). Mixed Methods Studies: A Foundation for Primary Care Research. Annals of Family Medicine , 2 (1), 4–6. ...
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