Essay about An Individual 's Personal Experience With Changes

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Analysis

Quantitative Methods

The quantitative research question to be examined is looking at an individual’s personal experience with changes in occupations since illness. Quantitative methods that could be utilized to answer this question are non-experimental designs, experimental and developmental research.

Non-experimental methods are used when the independent variable cannot be controlled or manipulated (Smith & Davis, 2015). An appropriate method of data collection for this research would be the interest checklist and the sickness impact profile - 68. As these are both external to the research being completed, they have been evaluated for validity, reliability through extensive testing and previous studies (Fife-schaw, 2010).

A further method of research to be considered is experimental which aim to carry out group comparisons with set independent and dependent variables. These variables are controlled or manipulated to produce results. These results are analysed to prove or disprove the study’s hypotheses (Davis & Bremner, 2015; Kielhofner, 2006). As this research question has no variables that can be controlled or manipulated, it is therefore an inappropriate method for this question.

Lastly the developmental research could be used to address the question. It looks at the changes experienced over time experienced by a population. A group of participates are observed over a set period of time with measures applied at intervals to see if any changes have…

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