NURS 3150/ NURS 3151 Week 4 Assignment: Application: Methods Used in Qualitative Research

NURS 3150/ NURS 3151 Week 4 Assignment: Application: Methods Used in Qualitative Research

In order to achieve credible and trustworthy results from qualitative studies, the methodology must be designed very carefully. That is, you must consider the process of conducting qualitative research to address your research question. Important considerations include selecting the research question, collecting data, engaging in data analysis and management, and selecting appropriate

interpretive techniques.


For this Assignment, be sure to view this week’s Qualitative Research Design PowerPoint webinar and pay close attention to its content on the basic elements of qualitative research methods (e.g., sample selection, data collection, plans for interpretive analysis). Then, review the two research studies presented in this week’s resources for this assignment.


Note: While not a required resource, you might find the definitions in the Encyclopedia of Nursing Research helpful for this assignment.


This assignment involves identifying and describing different elements of the research method used in the Walsh et al. (2015) article.


Focus on the research design, sample selection, data collection methods, and plan for data analysis as discussed in the Walsh et al. (2015) article.

Identify at least two strengths and two weaknesses of the article’s research method based on trustworthiness. You must provide support for your explanation with citations from additional sources.

Use the Journal Club Template for Qualitative Research located in this week’s resources.

The template includes an area for each element discussed in the study.

Be brief, paraphrase and summarize each of the elements clearly on the form

By Day 7

Once this is complete, save your file and submit the Journal Club Template for Qualitative Research to the submission link.


Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:


Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK4Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.

Click the Week 4 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.

Click the Week 4 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.

Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK4Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.

If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.

Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria

To access your Rubric:


Week 4 Assignment Rubric


Check your Assignment draft for authenticity

To check your assignment draft for authenticity


Submit your Week 4 Assignment 1 Draft, and review the “SafeAssign Originality Report”


Submit Your Assignment by Day 7

To submit your Assignment:


Week 4 Assignment 1





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