Strengths And Weaknesses Of Qualitative Research Studies

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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 studies to be plumb and unbiased because this will allow the research to be credible. For my study evaluation I will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of Jozaghi & Reid (2014) study “A Case Study of the Transformative Effect of Peer Injection Drug Users in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, Canada”. The qualitative study focused on two safe injection places in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, Insite and …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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