The Importance Of Qualitative Research

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The qualitative research aims to explore a phenomenon while providing an insight of the problem with participants’ perspective. Exploration of the phenomena is attained using an emergent design that helps the researchers in uncovering the experiences, opinions, and thoughts of those under the study (Polit & Tatano Beck, 2014). Such an approach is possible by developing a plan including qualitative research method, the study purpose and the research question. These steps allow building the foundation of a qualitative research study. The research study critically appraised in this paper follows a longitudinal research approach to in depth interviews of a group of newly qualified nurses at three months and then phone interviews at 12 …show more content…
Dependability is achieved in this study through developing an audit trail using “topic guide” in order to develop a systematic data collection to come to conclusions. The audit trail emphasized on using audiotape for recording information about the participants but also using details notes based on the ” principle of control and flexibility”(Hek & Shaw, 2006, para. 195). Investigator triangulation is not included in this study. Using the principal researcher and one other researcher from the team to evaluate the research process raise questions about data stability as well as credibility to a some extend. The lack of independent investigator is to evaluating the categories and themes developed in this study represent bias and reduces dependability of this research’s …show more content…
This criterion refers to the degree to which the findings in this study can be apply to other group of participants , different settings or context. As the researcher mentioned in this study the generalization of the findings is unlikely and that the results can be applied to some groups and settings only (Hek & Shaw, 2006). It is obvious that the reduced applicability of data findings to a different situation or populations is the result of limited information about the data saturation. Even though the findings were presented in logical and consistent way, targeting a small sample of participants in a predetermined setting makes the findings difficult to generalize. The findings in this study are difficult to apply to nurses coming from different educational nursing programs or those working in a teaching hospital in which the research knowledge and skills are better represented and applied for patient

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