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the systematic, rigorous investigation of a situation or problem in order to generate new knowledge or validate existing knowledge. Research in health care takes place in a variety of areas and has many potential benefits; the areas include professional practice, environmental issues affecting health, vitality, treatments, theory development, health care economics, and many others. Health care research can be conducted by one group of professionals for generation of knowledge specific to that group, or by a diverse group of researchers collaborating on a given health care problem.
applied research scientific investigations conducted to answer specific clinical questions or solve practice-related problems.
basic research scientific investigation that involves the generation of new knowledge or development of new theories; its results often cannot be applied directly to specific clinical situations.
correlational research the systematic investigation of relationships among two or more variables, without necessarily determining cause and effect.
descriptive research research that provides an accurate portrayal of characteristics of a particular individual, situation, or group. These studies are a means of discovering new meaning, describing what exists, determining the frequency with which something occurs, and categorizing information.
ethnographic research the investigation of a culture through an in-depth study of the members of the culture; it involves the systematic collection, description, and analysis of data for development of theories of cultural behavior.
experimental research objective, systematic, controlled investigation for the purpose of predicting and controlling phenomena and examining probability and causality among selected variables.
exploratory research studies that are merely formative, for the purpose of gaining new insights, discovering new ideas, and increasing knowledge of phenomena.
grounded theory research a research approach designed to discover what problems exist in a given social environment and how the persons involved handle them; it involves formulation, testing, and reformulation of propositions until a theory is developed.
historical research research involving analysis of events that occurred in the remote or recent past.
phenomenological research an inductive, descriptive research approach developed from phenomenological philosophy; its aim is to describe an experience as it is actually lived by the person.
qualitative research research dealing with phenomena that are difficult or impossible to quantify mathematically, such as beliefs, meanings, attributes, and symbols; it may involve content analysis.
quantitative research research involving formal, objective information about the world, with mathematical quantification; it can be used to describe test relationships and to examine cause and effect relationships.
Data-gathering techniques that are focussed on the significance of observations made in a study rather than the raw numbers themselves

qualitative research,

n method of investigation that includes patient interviews and detailed case studies. Extensively used in the nursing profession, the method is increasingly used in the primary care setting.
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The point brought up that the criteria for evaluating qualitative research are constructed coincides with the main line of argument made by Goertz and Mahoney (2012) who affirm that qualitative research has its own tradition, in other words, its own values, beliefs, and norms, thus constituting a culture that shapes its procedures, practices and what is considered valid and trustworthy knowledge among members of the scientific community.
Subjects of qualitative research are often called participants or informants rather than subjects as the word 'subject' is associated with experimentation or laboratory like conditions (Borbasi and Jackson 2012, p.
All research, whether qualitative or quantitative, is influenced in some way by the researchers, but this is particularly true in qualitative research because the researchers are an integral part of the research process.
Validity, trustworthiness and rigour: Quality and the ideal of qualitative research.
In this context, for the objectives related to the qualitative research design dimensions and quality levels of the research, from the qualitative data analysis types and content analysis types, frequency analysis and in the analysis of the mistake types, from the qualitative data analysis descriptive analysis and typological analysis have been used.
Those who favor the inductive approach want qualitative research to assure the comings and goings between data collection and analysis, between the field and the theory.
These factors are difficult to assess without using qualitative research methods.
I was particularly drawn to the first two chapters, which explain what qualitative research is, and why we should do it.
nursing, psychiatry, and physical therapy), conversation continues internationally about what represents quality in qualitative research (Fossey et al.
Two primary categories of qualitative research synthesis are featured: metasummary and metasynthesis.
The role of the researcher is pivotal to the qualitative research process, as the researcher and the research are interwoven and inseparable.

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