This research paper documents a scholastic quantitative and qualitative analysis of the following research articles: Defining Patient-Perceived Quality of Nursing Care by June H. Larrabee and Lois V. Bolden Variations in Patients ' and Adherence to Medical Recommendations: a Quantitative Review of 50 Years of Research by M.Robin DiMatteo. My evaluation and critique of the two articles is based on the direct assessment of the data in both the articles and is footed on my perceptive of these types of studies from my interests in Education. My aim is to develop a logical and systematic argument footed on the level to which these researches exemplify the characteristics.
Defining Patient-Perceived Quality of Nursing Care
As a qualitative study, researchers tried best to eliminate any level of prejudice and as shown within the details, the investigators took care to guarantee that the intensity of subjectivity stays at a moderately neutral echelon. Bothe men and women were included as part of sample that comprised of literate people who were able to comprehend the viewpoint of the question and were able to respond effectively. The sample was chiefly comprised of Blacks to avoid the racism issue.
The article indicates that the researchers have triangulated their data collection strategies in an ethnographic study, making use of the three principal strategies and procedures for the collection of data for example observation, interviewing and then data analyses. The use of instruments standardized the patients and paved the way for more authentic and dependable results (Stephen and MaryLynn, 2011). The same question asked to each patient further increased the stability of the results.
As a qualitative study, researchers tried best to eliminate any level of prejudice and as shown within the details, the investigators took care to guarantee that the intensity of subjectivity stays at a moderately neutral echelon. The researches have taken good care of laying out the procedures, premises and rational for exercising naturalistic investigation (Williams,2009). The results obtained were then transferred to excel worksheets that made the data analyses easy and paved the way for comparative analyses of the results obtained. It made the data handy and easy to read. The use of thematic statement in sorting out of the data made it further comprehensive and easy to handle. However more themes could have been derived off from the data to make it widely applicable to further researches.
The authors have generalized the responses from individual by dividing them in five different themes so that they can be interrelated and understood easily. It gives sense of comprehensiveness to the data being collected (Conway, 2006). From the patient data, the following five Themes of high-quality nursing care came into view: providing for my needs, treating me nicely, caring about me, being proficient, and providing prompt care (Larrabee and Bolden, 2001). The document further explains these themes in details. The themes were based on actual perceptions of participants and the credibility and authenticity can actually be seen by the way then research paper documents the details ...