The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about qualitative approaches. Based on your research, respond to the following:
- Analyze and describe any two types of qualitative research methods.
- Recommend in which situations, qualitative research methods can be used in public health research.
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative as well as quantitative research.
- Analyze and explain why qualitative research and mixed methodologies are given preference over quantitative methodology in most cases of public health research.
- Is it true that the value of the dependence of qualitative research on small samples renders it incapable of generalizing conclusions? Why?
- Describe the key fundamental differences between experimental and quasi-experimental designs. Provide at least one example of each experimental design that identifies the situations in which the experimental design can be used.
- Analyze and explain whether there are any possible ethical issues associated with each of these experimental designs in the field of public health research. If yes, what are they? If no, why?