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Using Both Qualitative And Quantitative Research Methods

The theoretical foundations of qualitative and quantitative methods are very different, but many researchers believe both methods should be used in the research study to increase validity and reliability. What advantages or disadvantages do you see in using both types of methods in a nursing study? Support your answer with current evidence-based literature.

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Qualitative research is a vastly different approach to problem solving than is quantitative research. The primary difference is in how a problem is approached. In the qualitative realm the method is primarily exploratory in nature. As in peeling the layers of an onion, the researcher gradually delves deeper into the subject until reaching a core of information that can be used to implement problem solving.

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Qualitative research is a vastly different approach to problem solving than is quantitative research. The primary difference is in how a problem is approached. In the qualitative realm the method is primarily exploratory in nature. As in peeling the layers of an onion, the researcher gradually delves deeper into the subject until reaching a core of information that can be used to implement problem solving.

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