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    Compare and contrast of the quantitative and qualitative research articles below

    Article 1: Berry, D. C., Neal, M., Hall, E. G., Schwartz, T. A., Verbiest, S., Bonuck, S., Stuebe, A. M. (2013). Rationale, design, and methodology for the optimizing outcomes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus and their infants study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13, 184. doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-184.

    Article 2: Balfe, M., Doyle, F., Smith, D., Sreenan, S., Brugha, R., Hevey, D., & Conroy, R. (2013). What's distressing about having type 1 diabetes? A qualitative study of young adults' perspectives. BMC Endocrine Disorders, 13(1), 25-38. doi:10.1186/1472-6823-13-25.

    Please identify the research design and compare and contrast using the following titles
    1. Theoretical Framework—are they explicit or implicit?

    2. Sample Selection and Size-- what is the type of sample? How were subjects recruited? What were inclusion and exclusion criteria, if any?

    3. Methods for Data Analysis- what statistical tests were done and for what purpose where they used? Were the tests appropriate for the type of data collected?

    4. Ethical standards- what were the ethical standards? Did the researchers adhere to the standards, or were there any breaches?

    5. Reliability and validity (rigor)- was the reliability of the instruments addressed? Was the validity of the instruments addressed?

    6. Generalizability of findings- were they any threats to external validity, or generalizability? Were they acknowledged?

    7. 7. Summarization- thought on the usefulness of quantitative and quantitative research.

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