Ivey, J. (2012). The Value of Qualitative Research Methods (Summary)

This article traces the project process of a 2012 study on youth living with HIV. The point of these “Demystifying Research” articles is to have a leading researcher of nursing help readers understand the research process. The one-page article shares the methods used by the 2012 research team: an interview guide, focus groups, and field … Continue reading Ivey, J. (2012). The Value of Qualitative Research Methods (Summary)

Phellas, C., Bloch, A., & Seale, C. (2012). Structured Methods: Interviews, Questionnaires, and Observation (Summary)

This chapter describes interviews, questionnaires, and structured observations. These methods can be useful for cost-effective research, although each has its strengths and weaknesses. Interviews can be face-to-face or done over the phone. Self-completed questionnaires are also versatile in delivery form and accessibility, and web-based platforms allows for a more widespread and diverse population. One important … Continue reading Phellas, C., Bloch, A., & Seale, C. (2012). Structured Methods: Interviews, Questionnaires, and Observation (Summary)