Qualitative and quantitative research

QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE 8

Qualitativeand quantitative research

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Qualitativeresearchcritique

Thiscritiqueis in thearticle“The experiencesof black fathersconcerningsupportof their wives/partnersduring labor,”researchthat Senganecarriedout.

Results

  1. Data analysis

Inthisresearch,a toolknownas Kerlinger’s methodof data analysiswasapplied.However,theresearchis not specificto themethodof data analysisusedapartfrom thetoolusedto analyzedata. Acredibleanalysisoutlinesthewholeprocessof data analyzing.

  1. Findings

Thecollecteddata provedthathalfof thesampleprovidedsupportto their wivesduring laborwhiletheotherhalfdidnot supporttheir wives.Theresearchwascarriedout in black setting.Thesampleof 10 menis toosmallforthegeneralization of thefindings.

  1. Theoretical integration

Sincethiswasa qualitative research,itwasverymuchin orderfortheauthorsto usepeoplewhohadundergonethelaborwardexperience.Theresearchers createda rapport,andtheparticipantssignedconsentforms.During theresearch,Confidentiality wasobserved,andinterviewingwastheonlymethodof data collection(Sengane, 68, 2006). Someothermethodswere applicable in thecollectionof data. Forexample,questionnaireis usedto extractsensitiveinformationthat interviewingcould not cover.Theuseof severalmethodsenhancesthecomprehensiveness andqualityof data collected(Polly, 31, 2006).Discussion

  1. Interpretation of the findings

Theinterpretationof eh findingsindicatesthatthesupportgivenby black fathersto their wivesduring laborhas theinfluenceof variousfactors.However,theresearcher relies on theninformationof nursingmodelsinsteadof thecontextual factors.Hequotesvariousauthorswith relationto thefactorsthat may makemenfailto givesupportto their wives.Asa researcher, heshould concentrateon theinformationgivenby theparticipants(Polly, 31, 2006).

  1. Implications/recommendations

Theresearchgivesseveralrecommendationswhoseapplicationcan increasethesupportgivenby black fathersto their wivesduring laborandtheneedforfurtherresearchon thesametopic(Sengane, 68, 2006). Since theresearchconcentratedcona verysmallsample,theresearchshould haverecommendedtheuseof a biggersamplein futureforbetterresults.

Globalissues

  1. Presentation

Theresearchpapercontainsmostof theimportantpartsof a researchpaper.However,theabstractis toodirectsuchthatitmissessomeimportantfeatureslike a briefconclusion.Theresearchdoesnot presenta hypothesisthat showsthattheresearcher didnot havean initialpremise.

  1. Researcher’s credibility

Theresearcher doesnot havea titlegivenin theresearchapartfrom theinformationthat hebelongsto theUniversity of Limpopo, in thedepartmentof nursingsciences.Researchindicatesthatthisis theonlyreviewedarticleof thethree shehas written.Her expertise in thefieldof researchto a certainextentmakestheresearchincredible.However,there are measuresemployedto enhancecredibilityof theresearchlike usingreviewedopinionsof crediblesources

  1. Summary assessment

Thedata collectedin theresearchgivesdirectioninto thevariousfactorsthat maimthesupportof black menfortheir wivesthoughithas theinfiltration of opinionsof otherauthors(Sengane, 68, 2006).Thefindingsof thisarticlewill assistin strengtheningtherelationshipbetween black menandtheir husbands.Ahypothesisshould havestrengthenedthefinalpremiseof thisresearch.

Quantitativeresearchcritique

Thefollowingis acritiqueof thearticle“The effectsof crossedlegson bloodpressuremeasurement,”authored by Foster et al.

Results

  1. Data analysis

Inthisresearch,100 patientsrecruitedfrom theout–patientsdepartmentparticipatedin thestudybeing(Foster et al., 72, 1999). Thesampling itself has a genderbiassince thehospitalwasnot a male-only hospital.Anumberof womenshould havetakenpartin thestudy.Theanalysisof thecollecteddatawassubjectto onlyone dataanalysisprocedure.Analysisof Variance wastheonlymethodused.In thisresearch,thewaydata gotanalyzeddoesnot appearwith a detailedexplanation.

  1. Findings

Theresearchfoundout thatbothdiastolic andsystolic bloodmeasurementschangedwhentheparticipantscrossedtheir legs(Foster et al., 75, 1999). Thesignificanceof thetestgetsan indicationas helpfulforfurtherclinical measurementsof bloodpressurein thefuture.However,a hypothesisshould havebeenpresentbecauseitaffirmsorrejectedtheinitialpremisesof theresearcher (Coughan et al., 658, 2007).

  1. Reliability and credibility

Inthisresearch,theresearchers useda publishedandtestedinstrumentknownas IVAC vitalcheck.Theacceptedprotocolwaspublishedafter variouspilottestsgotperformedon it(Foster et al., 73, 1999). Atestedinstrumentmakestheresearchis reliable(Coughan et al., 659, 2007). Itis alsoconsistentwith theobjectivessetsince itprovidesan answerthat is relevantto theobjectiveof thestudythat is to determineifcrossedlegshadan effecton thebloodpressuremeasurements.

Discussion

  1. Interpretations of findings

Theexplanationfrom thedata analysishelpsto interprettheresults.Theresultsshowthatcrossedlegsleadartificialbloodrecordings.However,theresultsof thestudycannot be generalizedsince theyare biased towards one gender

  1. Implications

Theresearchers giveclearrecommendationsthatpatient`sbloodpressurerequiresrecordingwhentheyare relaxing.However,therecommendationsdonot statethepossiblealterationsthat may resultiftheassumptionof thisresearchdoesnot getfollowed.Theassumptionis thatthepatientstooktheir drugsbefore thetest(Foster et al., 75, 1999). Theyshould haveincludedthisin their recommendations.

Globalissues

  1. Presentation

Theresearchmissessomebasiccomponentsthata researchpaperrequiresto be complete.First,theresearchers donot outlinetheir hypothesis,andthere is noclearindicationof theproblemstatement,backgroundof thestudyandtheintroduction.Thethree componentsgetcombinedin thepaper.

  1. Researcher credibility

Theresearchersin thisarticlehavecredibleexperiencein themedicalfield,three of them havedoctorates, andone holdsa master`sdegreein nursing.However,theresearchdoesnot mentioniftheusers of thetoolhadpreviousexperiencein usingit,oriftheyreceivedsometrainingbefore usingit.

  1. Summary assessment

Thefindingsof theresearchwill be helpfulto clinicians whentakingbloodpressuremeasurements.Thedata obtainedfrom theresearchaffirmstheobjectivesof thestudy.However,itwould havebeenbetterifa hypothesisweretestedby theresults.

References

Coughan,M., Cronin, P., &amp Ryan, F. (2007). Step-by-Step Guide toCritiquing Quantitative Research. BritishJournal of Nursing,16 (11), 657-664.

Foster,L., Ortiz, A., Sibilano, H., Marcantonio, R., &amp Braun, L. T.(1999). The effects of crossed leg on blood pressure measurement.Nursingresearch,48(2),105-108.

Polly,L. (2006). Understanding and Critiquing Qualitative Research Papers.NursingTimes,102 (29), 30-32.