DIABETES CRITIQUE Professor Institution Name Date Introduction Diabetes mellitus has become to be one of the most common lifestyle diseases in children and adults especially those that lead a sedentary lifestyle. Diabetes causes the blood sugar of an individual to shoot above the normal range. It exist as diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2. These chronic conditions mostly affect the composure psychological health and also the life quality of the children. Diabetes management and control requires calls for self-care knowledge and daily activities awareness. This paper clearly provides a critique on the qualitative and quantitative research methods used in two study articles from the Walden library on diabetes. Quantitative study Quantitative study is aimed at gathering statistical data and applying it in order to elaborate a numeric or logic concept (Hays and Singh 2012). less scientific. According to my opinion despite qualitative data seeming to lack scientific qualities we ought not to take these methods at face value and undermine how scientific qualitative research can be. Qualitative methods are less scientific than quantitative methods due to lack of set hypothesis. However it is my belief that the judgement of whether a study method is scientific or not must be based on the strength of the research itself and not the kind of data collected. In my opinion they are equally scientific. References Hays D.G. & Singh A.A. (2012). Quantitative inquiry in clinical and educational settings. New York: Guilford Press. Grady M.P. (2014). Qualitative and action research: a practitioner handbook. Bloomington Ind: Phi Delta Kappa Education Foundation. Third Edition. Ainsworth M. (1970). Retrieved from http://www.simplypsychology.org/mary-ainsworth.html Freud S. (1909) – retrieved from http://www.holah.co.uk/study/freud/ [...]
Assignment: Critiquing Quantitative, Qualitative, or Mixed Methods Studies Critiquing the validity and robustness of research featured in journal articles provides a critical foundation for engaging in evidence-based practice. In Weeks 5 and 6, you explored quantitative research designs. In Week 7, you will examine qualitative and mixed methods research designs. For this Assignment, which is due by Day 7 of Week 7, you critique a quantitative and either a qualitative or a mixed methods research study and compare the types of information obtained in each. To prepare: Select a health topic of interest to you that is relevant to your current area of practice. The topic may be your Course Portfolio Project or a different topic of your choice. Using the Walden Library, locate two articles in scholarly journals that deal with your portfolio topic: 1) Select one article that utilizes a quantitative research design and 2) select a second article that utilizes either a qualitative OR a mixed methods design. These need to be single studies not systematic or integrative reviews (including meta-analysis and metasynthesis). You may use research articles from your reference list. If you cannot find these two types of research on your portfolio topic, you may choose another topic. Locate the following documents in this week’s Learning Resources to access the appropriate templates, which will guide your critique of each article: Critique Template for a Qualitative Study Critique Template for a Quantitative Study Critique Template for a Mixed-Methods Study Consider the fields in the templates as you review the information in each article. Begin to draft a paper in which you analyze the two research approaches as indicated below. Reflect on the overall value of both quantitative and qualitative research. If someone were to say to you, “Qualitative research is not real science,” how would you respond? To complete this Assignment: Complete the two critiques using the appropriate templates. Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following: Contrast the types of information that you gained from examining the two different research approaches in the articles that you selected. Describe the general advantages and disadvantages of the two research approaches featured in the articles. Use examples from the articles for support. Formulate a response to the claim that qualitative research is not real science. Highlight the general insights that both quantitative and qualitative studies can provide to researchers. Support your response with references to the Learning Resources and other credible sources. As you complete this Assignment, remember to: Submit your paper to Grammarly and SafeAssign through the Walden Writing Center. Based on the Grammarly and SafeAssign reports, revise your paper as necessary. Reminder: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The School of Nursing Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available from the Walden University website found in this week’s Learning Resources). All papers submitted must use this formatting. Combine all three parts of this assignment into one Word document including both critique templates and the narrative with your references. Submit this combined document. By Day 7 of Week 7 This Assignment is due.