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Gold, J. I., Yetwin, A. K., Mahrer, N. E., Carson, M. C., Griffin, A. T., Palmer, S. N., & Joseph, M. H. (2009). Pediatric chronic pain and health-related quality of life. Journal of pediatric nursing, 24(2), 141-150.

1. Is the study design consistent with its qualitative approach?
2. Are the subjects obtained using a method consistent with the qualitative methodology?
3. Are the data collection methods consistent with the purpose of the qualitative approach?
4. Is evidence of data saturation provided?
5. Are the data analysis procedures appropriate for the type of data collected and the qualitative method?
6. Is there sufficient evidence of scientific rigor?

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Firstly, let's examine what qualitative research means. Very broadly, research can be split into two major types: quantitative and qualitative. The former measures variables that are directly quantifiable or capable of being expressed in quantities as numbers, whereas the latter measures variables that are either indirectly measurable with numbers or completely incapable of quantifying. In this case, quality of life is a variable which does not inherently lend itself to quantification, but a scale and measurement system used by the group quantifies it indirectly.

The qualitative approach would consist of measuring qualitative variables - which we just described the major variable being studied as being the health-related quality of life. We also see that the researchers have indirectly quantified quality of life using a specifically designed questionnaire (look under Methods). Qualitative research also aims to correlate changes in qualitative variables with another variable, be that qualitative or quantitative. We can see that the objective of this study is to see if such correlation exists between health-related quality of life (HRQL) and that of experienced pain as reported via a measurement tool in chronic pain patients. We also see statistical approaches to determining the likelihood ...

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The following posting discusses qualitative research critiques. Concepts covered include qualitative methodology, data collection methods and scientific rigor.

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Qualitative Research Article Critique

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Choose a qualitative article that will be used in your final project. Provide a brief critique of the article, commenting on the following:

1. The purpose and goal of the study as stated or implied by the problem statement, research question(s), and hypothesis(es).
2. The source of information for data and the sampling methods used to select participants or data sources.
3. The data collection methods, such as interviews, surveys, observation, review of existing documents, or other tools or measures.
4. The fit between the intended purpose of the study and the methods chosen.
5. The transferability of the study in terms of what population and setting the results could justifiably be generalized to. This should be tied to the sampling or selection method used.
6. The study's dependability, credibility, conformability, or verifiability, as appropriate.
7. The type of research method and design used.

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