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Qualitative Article Analysis

For this application, you will read and analyze an article detailing a study that employed a qualitative research approach. As you read, be sure to take note of the characteristics of qualitative research and why a qualitative research approach was more appropriate for the study.

To prepare for this Application:

Review the following readings for this week: Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches; Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods; and Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Consider the characteristics of qualitative research.

For the article your instructor has selected:
Analyze the article for characteristics of qualitative research.
Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of using a qualitative approach for the study in question. Why use a qualitative approach instead of a quantitative one?

The assignment:

Craft a 3- to 5-page paper in which you do the following:
Analyze a qualitative research article for:
Characteristics of qualitative research and The strengths and weaknesses of using a qualitative approach for the study instead of a quantitative approach
article choice:

Casey, M. M., Eime, R. M., Payne, W. R., Harvey, J. T. (2009). Using a socioecological approach to examine participation in sport and physical activity among rural adolescent girls. Qualitative Health Research, 19(7), 881-893.
Use the Sage Health Sciences full-text collection database and search using the article's DOI number: 10.1177/1049732309338198.

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Hi, a Very good Day!

This question really focuses on how qualitative is about the words vs. quantitative, is about the numbers. See, if you were to do a study and did a qualitative study on how the community social work program is helping people in your local county with depression after they are discharged from inpatient psychiatric treatment. If you were to compare how your ...

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This solution provides qualitative article analysis based on a research article.