1. Qualitative data involves describing, observing and provides an understanding to various situations. The researcher should choose trustworthy resources such as scholarly, peer-reviewed journals or books. Some ways the researcher can manage and organize the data is to (1) identify the components of the qualitative research (2) determine the study strengths and weakness (3) evaluate the reliability and meaning of the study findings (Burns, Gray & Grove, 2015). After determining the reliability of the sources the researcher should read the abstract of the article which will provide a description of the study. Then, the researcher should separate the data by themes for instance the two sides that support the research question. The researcher should keep in mind that the qualified article should have an introduction, methods, results, discussion section. In addition, the qualitative study should include adequate information so that the reader can assess the report dependability and confirmability of the study (Burns, et al, 2015). Finally, sources being used should be dependable with the research question.
Burns, N., Gray, J., & Grove, S. K. (2015). Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
2. Qualitative research is a methodical method of describing experiences and conditions from the perspective of a person undergoing the situation. The person conducting the research must analyze the input from the participant, find meaning in what they’ve contributed, and provide a summary of their experience that allows the reader to understand and “live” their experience (Grove, Gray, & Burns,2015, p.67). In a qualitative studies approaches vary. These variances include: phenomological, grounded theory, exploratory, ethnographic, historical and descriptive studies are types of qualitative research (Grove, Gray, & Burns, 2015, p. 68). After deciding which research approach and philosophy that will be used, then the understanding of the direction the study will identify itself. Management and organization of acquired data should be meticulous and prepared in such a way that the data being collected and the research being completed can be respected and proven to be evidence based in nature. Coding and organizing data based on these labels or codes permits for ease of data retrieval, compilation, and subsequently publishing.
Grove, S., Gray, J., Burns, N. (2015). Understanding Nursing Research, 6th Edition. [Pageburstls]. Retrieved from https://pageburstls.elsevier.com/#/books/9781455770601/