Qualitative Research In Health Care

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Research is everywhere in professional fields, this includes the healthcare field. Research contributes to the continued education of healthcare staff as well as developing better treatments, and care of patients. With this being the case, we should look at the primary methods of research qualitative and quantitative, an area where research is performed at in the military is the Clinical Investigation Facility (CIF), an interview with a health care leader in the area of the CIF, and my determination as a healthcare administrator as to what kind of research is being performed in my research.
Lets start by defining what qualitative research is, the “… method is used to understand people’s beliefs, experiences, attitudes, behavior, and interactions.”
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“Information collected in the course of the study is in a quantified or numeric form.” (Ingham-Broomfield, 2014). This form of research is done to find strong evidence or numeric prof of the outcome. Setting up variables, comparing and contrasting them, does this. Then you designing an experiment and with a set variable or variables you want to explore and having a constant of some sort to prove your outcome. According to Ingham-Bromfield 2014 there are several methods that can be used in quantitative research they include: Descriptive, correlational, quasi-experimental and experimental. In the table on the home page of Trident University, MHA 506, 2015 descriptive, correlational and quasi-experimental can be easily conducted at both academic medical center and other healthcare organizations, but the experimental method is normally only done at academic medical centers; these are a few of the methods that can be used to preform quantitative research. After you have the method of quantitative research you then have to select the best approach to complete the study Hoe & Hoare 2012 explore some of the approaches including: systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, non-randomized trials, case-control studies, cross-sectional surveys, and case studies. As you can see with all the options to use in a study you have to know exactly what your hypothesis statement is and how you wish to find the answer in order to select the best approach for your study. Sometimes the selection process may require seeking out advice of an expert like a medical or nursing scantest that preforms research on a regular bases, due to the fact that if you select the wrong approach you many not find a valid answer to your hypothesis. Much like qualitative research there are also ethical issues in quantitative research too. “Of particular concern are issues related to participants’ capacity to consent to

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