Qualitative Research Design
Qualitative Research Design
Using the knowledge and insights gained from the textbook and other reliable sources answer the following. Define, in your own words, qualitative research. Locate and
cite two different types of qualitative research articles related to your PICOT Question. Provide a brief explanation of each design. Identify a potential qualitative
research study that is important to nursing and describe which design you would use for this study, why you would use that design, and how the information generated
from the study could be applied in nursing practice. Reflect on the value of qualitatitve research adding to the science, knowledge, and practice of nursing.
Title: Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best
Edition: 3rd (2014)
Author: Fineout-Overholt, Melnyk
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Book ISBN: 9781451190946
CLINICAL PROBLEM PICOT QUESTION/PROJECT
Can nosocomial urinary tract infections due to urinary catheter placement be reduced by using good hospital hygiene and preventative methods for not transmitting the
spread of nosocomial urinary tract infections?
P- Patients with nosocomial urinary tract infection due to urinary catheter placement.
I – Intervention methods/steps for preventing the spread of nosocomial urinary tract infections (education on hospital hygiene).
C- Using methods and steps to prevent the spread and transmitting verses not using preventative methods the difference in the number of patients obtaining a nosocomial
urinary tract infection.
O- Using good hospital hygiene and steps to prevent the spread of nosocomial urinary tract infections due to urinary catheters are less than not using these methods.
Evaluating Qualitative Research
Using the four general areas for evaluating a qualitative study, post a summary of the article referenced in this unit: “Making critical appraisals of for summaries of
-This can be done in one of two ways.
a. Take each category above and detail the similarities and differences one by one each in a separate paragraph. Make sure to draw attention to the specific qualities
that inspire as you go along.
b. Take each work one at a time and write about each of the above categories as it relates to that work.
-In this format it is very important to draw attention to the most important similarities and differences in the conclusion.
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2. Make sure that you include vivid descriptions that allow the reader to visualize the
work even if they cannot see a picture of the work.
-Make sure to research sources to support your interpretations of content, technique, and historical connection. (include source information in the body of your text)
1. Begin the conclusion with an overall statement that describes your aesthetic or conceptual sensibility including reference to one or more categories from our basic
terms list. Reference the work that has inspired and connected to that sensibility the most and revisit briefly why it is a better fit than the other work. Reference
the art historical era or movement that the work represents and if other works from that style are also inspirational. Make a connection between your individual values
and the work that has inspired you the most.
2. Include some discussion of what kind of audience be interested in your tour.
3. Make sure your conclusion connects to your introduction
Georgia O’Keeffe’s, White Birch, 1925 and Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt’s, Summer Dusk (Solitude), 1920