•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
Download electronic versions of tables 7.2 and 7.3 in the text to print off and help you when critiquing quantitative and qualitative research articles.
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•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?