(Answered) NR 439 WEEK 4 Discussion: Designs: A Plan to Study for the Truth

This week we learned how research designs are different and help us to objectively study nursing
problems; the key is to decide which type of research and design will serve the purpose or intent
to find a solution. After completing Week 4 readings and lesson, answer the following:
 Reflect on your learning about Quantitative and Qualitative research; share two ways that
helped you understand how they are different.
 Choose one category of study design that you found interesting and describe; include what you
learned about the design and how you believe it can help study nursing problems.
 Refer back to your clinical nursing priority problem and evidence you located for your week 3
• The nursing-evidenced practice (NEBP) committee has requested for you to make a
recommendation to the team: Describe the type of research and the design that you believe
would be the best way to study your problem. Discuss your rationale.


I must admit that I have learned much about qualitative and quantitative research. One way that helped me to learn the differences between the two is by reviewing various studies using either of the studies. Another way was reading the course resources on how the two differ. Qualitative research designs allow for the collection of non-numerical data by means of direct interactions with participants using methods such as unstructured interviews, direct observation, participant-observation, and records description (Brannen, 2017). ….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5