Qualitative Research Practices

Qualitative research studies have been utilized in multiple studies and this approach provides an unique position to conduct questions in regards to the social world (Hesse-Biber, 2017). Qualitative research practices allow for researchers to gather a deeper understanding of social behaviours. It is important for researchers that implement this practice to conduct a reflexive study. Moreover, a well done qualitative study allows readers to easily follow and understand the information and results being put forward. Qualitative studies allow readers such as myself, to use the information and generalize it. Qualitative research studies provide in-depth information compared to a quantitative study. Moreover, it is crucial for qualitative research …show more content…
An explanatory study considers under researched phenomena’s (Hesse-Biber, 2017). Researchers studied safe injection sites because discoveries could be used to help address the rise in drug abuse. The data was directly gathered from the population in consideration (Hesse-Biber, 2017). The study evaluated the strengths and limitations of supervised injection sites. Supervised injection sites were determined to be safer and decreased the chances of reusing needles. The negatives considered were also considered such as the societies attitudes toward supervised injection sites. Implementing explanatory methods allowed researchers to use interviews in hopes of finding similarities of peer perceptions (Hesse-Biber, 2017). Qualitative studies have to focus on ethical concerns especially when live participants are used for a study. I believe that the researchers did consider all the possible outcomes of the study and paid particular attention to drug users and their attitudes toward the study. For example, to provide more comfort for participant’s interviews were implemented through random conversations well users were doing their daily …show more content…
For example, the participants of this study could suffer from mental illnesses or may not be able to comprehend the importance of the study. Hence, administrating a written consent form failed to consider if participants could understand what the form said. Therefore, the study did not pay attention to mental problems or an individuals level of comprehension. Additionally, bringing up traumatic experiences participants might have endured was not outlined. The study did not provide information on the impact interviews could have. This information should have been provided because an interview could have brought up negative experiences or attitudes for participants which could lead to

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