(Solution) NR439 Week 4 Discussion: Designs – A Plan to Study for the Truth (graded)

Discussion Questions

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 assignment: 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.


Statistics was a requirement prior to taking this class; I now understand why and reviewed my notes regarding Quantitative and Qualitative research. The first major difference is numbers! Quantitative research is the traditional approach and is all about numbers (Houser, 2018). It refers to data that can be “quantified” in measurements or by counting; the bottom line remains numerical. Qualitative research is a naturalistic approach based on individual viewpoints. It refers to data that is subjective and varies from person to person; it relates to feelings.……please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5