Contrast the types of information that you gained from examining the two different research approaches in the articles that you selected.

Week 7 assignment
Assignment: Critiquing Quantitative, Qualitative, or Mixed Methods
Studies
Critiquing the validity and
robustness of research featured in journal articles provides a critical
foundation for engaging in evidence-based practice. In Weeks 5 and 6, you
explored quantitative research designs. In Week 7, you will examine qualitative
and mixed methods research designs. For this Assignment, which is due by Day 7
of Week 7, you critique a quantitative and either a qualitative or a mixed
methods research study and compare the types of information obtained in each.
To prepare:
Select a health topic of interest
to you that is relevant to your current area of practice. The topic may be your
Course Portfolio Project or a different topic of your choice.
Using the Walden Library, locate
two articles in scholarly journals that deal with your portfolio topic: 1)
Select one article that utilizes a quantitative research design and 2) select a
second article that utilizes either a qualitative OR a mixed methods design.
These need to be single studies not systematic or integrative reviews
(including meta-analysis and metasynthesis). You may use research articles from
your reference list. If you cannot find these two types of research on your
portfolio topic, you may choose another topic.
Locate the following documents in
this weeks Learning Resources to access the appropriate templates, which will
guide your critique of each article:
Critique Template for a
Qualitative Study
Critique Template for a
Quantitative Study
Critique Template for a
Mixed-Methods Study
Consider the fields in the
templates as you review the information in each article. Begin to draft a paper
in which you analyze the two research approaches as indicated below. Reflect on
the overall value of both quantitative and qualitative research. If someone
were to say to you, Qualitative research is not real science, how would you
respond?
To complete this Assignment:
Complete the two critiques using
the appropriate templates.
Write a 2- to 3-page paper that
addresses the following:
Contrast the types of information
that you gained from examining the two different research approaches in the
articles that you selected.
Describe the general advantages
and disadvantages of the two research approaches featured in the articles. Use
examples from the articles for support.
Formulate a response to the claim
that qualitative research is not real science. Highlight the general insights
that both quantitative and qualitative studies can provide to researchers.
Support your response with references to the Learning Resources and other
credible sources.
As you complete this Assignment,
remember to:
Submit your paper to Grammarly and
SafeAssign through the Walden Writing Center. Based on the Grammarly and
SafeAssign reports, revise your paper as necessary.
Reminder: The School of Nursing
requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary,
and references. The School of Nursing Sample Paper provided at the Walden
Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available from
the Walden University website found in this weeks Learning Resources). All
papers submitted must use this formatting.
Combine all three parts of this
assignment into one Word document including both critique templates and the
narrative with your references. Submit this combined document.
By Day 7 of Week 7

Week 7 assignment Assignment: Critiquing Quantitative, Qualitative, or Mixed Methods
StudiesCritiquing the validity and
robustness of research featured in journal articles provides a critical
foundation for engaging in evidence-based practice. In Weeks 5 and 6, you
explored quantitative research designs. In Week 7, you will examine qualitative
and mixed methods research designs. For this Assignment, which is due by Day 7
of Week 7, you critique a quantitative and either a qualitative or a mixed
methods research study and compare the types of information obtained in each.To prepare:Select a health topic of interest
to you that is relevant to your current area of practice. The topic may be your
Course Portfolio Project or a different topic of your choice.Using the Walden Library, locate
two articles in scholarly journals that deal with your portfolio topic: 1)
Select one article that utilizes a quantitative research design and 2) select a
second article that utilizes either a qualitative OR a mixed methods design.
These need to be single studies not systematic or integrative reviews
(including meta-analysis and metasynthesis). You may use research articles from
your reference list. If you cannot find these two types of research on your
portfolio topic, you may choose another topic.Locate the following documents in
this weeks Learning Resources to access the appropriate templates, which will
guide your critique of each article:Critique Template for a
Qualitative StudyCritique Template for a
Quantitative StudyCritique Template for a
Mixed-Methods StudyConsider the fields in the
templates as you review the information in each article. Begin to draft a paper
in which you analyze the two research approaches as indicated below. Reflect on
the overall value of both quantitative and qualitative research. If someone
were to say to you, Qualitative research is not real science, how would you
respond?To complete this Assignment:Complete the two critiques using
the appropriate templates.Write a 2- to 3-page paper that
addresses the following:Contrast the types of information
that you gained from examining the two different research approaches in the
articles that you selected.Describe the general advantages
and disadvantages of the two research approaches featured in the articles. Use
examples from the articles for support.Formulate a response to the claim
that qualitative research is not real science. Highlight the general insights
that both quantitative and qualitative studies can provide to researchers.
Support your response with references to the Learning Resources and other
credible sources.As you complete this Assignment,
remember to:Submit your paper to Grammarly and
SafeAssign through the Walden Writing Center. Based on the Grammarly and
SafeAssign reports, revise your paper as necessary.Reminder: The School of Nursing
requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary,
and references. The School of Nursing Sample Paper provided at the Walden
Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available from
the Walden University website found in this weeks Learning Resources). All
papers submitted must use this formatting.Combine all three parts of this
assignment into one Word document including both critique templates and the
narrative with your references. Submit this combined document.By Day 7 of Week 7

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