A qualitative study without rigor is considered to have evidence that is not credible and
thus the entire study lacks value. In order for a study to have rigor, it must have Lincoln and
Gubas criteria for qualitative research of credibility, dependability
Answer the following questions (short answer):
What study design involves an intervention, but not randomization of the sample?
Quasi-experimental study design
In which design is the independent variable NOT
Module IV - Learning Activities
Read the Byrne, Orange, & Ward-Griffins (2011) article on pages 157-174 in Study Guide.
Read Designs, Methods, & Findings sections. Answer the Questions of Fact a, b, c, d, e, & f
on page 102 in the Study Guide.
a) Bryne au
Match each sentence in Set B with a response from Set A:
a. Purpose statement qualitative study
b. Purpose statement quantitative study
c. Not a purpose statement
1. The studys purpose was to describe the nature
Often times, curiosity and a desire to know more about a particular phenomenon, idea, or event
are what motivate people to research, experiment, and strive to discover new findings and
explanations (Polit & Beck, 2014). Some people are motivated to design
The research design is the most important aspect of a quantitative study (Polit & Beck,
2010). An experimental design is also often referred to as the randomized controlled trials, or
RCTs. This design has an intervention and control group, and utilizes r