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Qualitative Research in Nursing

What are some techniques used by researchers to ensure scientific rigor in qualitative research? If you determine that a study is good, how would you use it in your practice? Do NOT use references. Thank you.

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1. What are some techniques used by researchers to ensure scientific rigor in qualitative research? If you determine that a study is good, how would you use it in your practice? Do not use references. Thank you.

Qualitative research must be conducted with methodological rigor. Qualitative methods are useful, not only in providing rich descriptions of complex phenomena, but in constructing or developing theories or conceptual frameworks, and in generating hypotheses to explain those phenomena.

Key techniques to conducting rigorous qualitative research range from instrument
development through data collection to data analysis. In addition, results need to be documented and reported using formal accepted methods.

(a) Rigorous techniques related to instrument development

For example, typical deficiencies to look for are unfocused instrument development and lack of supporting theory. Rigor related to instrument protocol development requires attention to ...

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The solution describes several techniques used by researchers to ensure scientific rigor in qualitative research, and how to apply information from reliable studies to nursing practice.

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