Comparing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Discussion Question: Comparing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

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These quantitative and qualitative research articles both examine nutrition in African American communities, but in different ways.

Review the qualitative research article “Intersection of Identities. Food, Role, and the African-American Pastor.”

Review the “Analysis: Kimmons, et al., 2009” video (13:03): https://samuelmerritt.adobeconnect.com/_a1158058306/p9exhhgqzqn/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 

Review the quantitative article, “Fruit and Vegetable Intake Among Adolescents and Adults in the United States: Percentage Meeting Individualized Recommendations,” available at the NCBI website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2654704/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Review these additional references:

  • Lee, P. (2006). Understanding and critiquing qualitative research papers. Nursing Times, 102(29), 30-32. Avilable from: https://www-nursingtimes-net.samuelmerritt.idm.oclc.org/july-2006/3246.issue (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2010). Evidence-based practice step by step. Critical appraisal of the evidence: Part I: An introduction to gathering, evaluating, and recording the evidence…fifth in a series. American Journal Of Nursing, 110(7), 47-52. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000383935.22721.9c available at: http://www.nursingcenter.com/nursingcenter_redesign/media/EBP/AJNseries/Critical.pdf (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Kaplan , L. (2012). Reading and critiquing a research article. American Nurse Today 7(10) available at: https://www.americannursetoday.com/reading-and-critiquing-a-research-article/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Compare qualitative and quantitative methods used in the articles, focusing on the following:

  • The types of research questions
  • How the results were reported
  • The utility of the method for studying the phenomenon
  • Any other interesting variations you identified between the articles

Note. Initial answers to the discussion question must be substantive and in the range of 250–400 words. Any references should be properly cited following APA formatting guidelines

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