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3 ways to assess qualitative research

1. are results credible/valid
2. what are results?
3. how can this help me care for my patients?

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4 uses of purposive sampling

1. cover a wide range of potentially relevant social phenomena and perspectives
2. selection criteria varies over time
3. aims to represent: typical, unusual, critica, or politically important
4. convenience sampling - not ideal, but easiest

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2 types of observation

1. direct
2. indirect - AV recordings

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2 types of direct obs.

1. nonparticipant - fly on the wall
2. participant - more direct involvement

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what is key to obs. type?

does the particpation influence the research

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3 general types of qual. data collection

1. observation
2. interviews/survey
3. document analyses - charts, journals etc

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4 ways to tell data is comprehensive and rich enough

1. needs to have breadth (types of obs.) and depth (extent of each obs)
2. iterative - analyses generate new questions
3. data is as representative of pop. as possible
4. records of personal thoughts to help isolate personal bias

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def. theoretical saturation

iteration continues until theory is well developed and further obs. does not generate more data

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what is triangulation

corroborated using multiple sources of information

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2 types of triangulation

1. investigator - more than one investigator examine data
2. theory - emergent findings are corroborated with existing social theories

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