Discussion Question Qualitative Design
DiscussionQuestion: Qualitative Design
The article “Care as a Matter of Courage: Vulnerability, Sufferingand Ethical Formation in Nursing Care” talks about the way nursesdeal with various emotional challenges while assisting the patientsin overcoming their concerns. In this case, the researchers usesemi-structured interview approach that questions the participants ontheir experience with patients. The conversation was tape-recorded,transcribed and later analyzed to get the finer outcomes that answerthe hypotheses. This essay will evaluate the weaknesses and strengthsthat the journal article has.
The qualitative design often has strengths and limitations thatexpose certain elements of the specific research. First, theirstrengths include the interviews allowing the researcher to ask otherquestions other than the specified ones so as to broaden the scope ofthe study. The article might have used the same approach indetermining how the students felt about care in the clinical setting.Furthermore, the methodology also asserts on a holistic focus wherethey want to evaluate the big picture and this research highlightshow care is associated with vulnerability, suffering and showing howethics apply in certain settings. On the other hand, the qualitativedesign also has weaknesses and the large volume of data often ends upbeing time-consuming because of the rigorous process of analysis andthe interpretation. Clearly, Thorup et al. (2012) had a difficulttime scrutinizing the findings to determine the final outcomes. Theinsufficient formal methods somehow undermine the validity of theresearch because the quantitative methodology can prove how thefindings were identified. The quantitative design considersinterviews while the other ones are more focused on using samplingand other approaches.
In conclusion, the qualitative design looks at the greater picture ofthe caring process while the vast amount of data can betime-consuming in the process of analysis.
Thorup, C. B., Rundqvist, E., Roberts, C., & Delmar, C. (2012).Care as a Matter of Courage: Vulnerability, Suffering and EthicalFormation in Nursing Care. Scandinavian Journal of CaringSciences, 26 (3), 427-435.
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