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Qualitative and quantitative research are comparable yet very different. Qualitative research is focused on studying things that are abstract and up for debate. This type of research collects artifacts, survey interviews, observation reports on the relationship between people, and a variety of phenomena. The results of this type of research are subjective and up for discussion. Qualitative research is considered more exploratory, and it aims to collect more subjective data than numerical or measured evidence that is irrefutable (Polit & Beck, 2018). For example, Watson's theory of carrying could be viewed as a theory that utilizes qualitative research. Carrying is not a measurable phenomenon; therefore, we cannot statistically show the correlationbetween carrying and patient outcomes. A qualitative research topic I would like to explore in thefuture is how do healthcare professionals view nurses in recovery who had substance abuse