Evidence Based Practice in Health and Social Care

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Critically evaluate how qualitativeresearch contributes to evidence-based practice in health and socialcare.1
TABLE OF CONTENTSQUALITATIVE RESEARCH.........................................................................................................3PARADIGMS ASSOCIATED WITH QUALITATIVE RESEARCH...........................................3CONTRIBUTION TO EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE..............................................................4DIFFERENCE BETWEEN QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE.........................................4TYPES OF DATA COLLECTION METHODS.............................................................................4REASON TO SELECT DATA COLLECTION TOOL..................................................................5ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF QUALITATIVE APPROACH.........................5CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................5REFERENCES................................................................................................................................62
QUALITATIVE RESEARCHAs per the detailed study, it can be said that qualitative research is considered asprimarily exploratory research. With an assistance of the qualitative research the betterunderstanding in regard to subject can be development. In addition to this, it can be said thatthrough qualitative aspects the better research in regard to heath and social care subject can bedeveloped (Jackson, 2010). It has been witnessed that qualitative research allows to explore thesubject in descriptive manner that means key aspects related to health care practice can beunderstand effectively. It is also beneficial for studies that are based on social science and naturalscience.PARADIGMS ASSOCIATED WITH QUALITATIVE RESEARCHIn addition to this, it can be stated that qualitative research is involving number ofparadigms that are associated with study. In order to have effective accomplishment of the studyin respect to health and social care the researcher also need to analyze the qualitative researchparadigms in appropriate manner (Khan, 2011). Paradigms is considered asmodels orframeworks that are derived from a worldview or belief system about the nature of knowledgeand existence. Paradigms are shared by a scientific community and guide how a community ofresearchers act with regard to inquiry.Along with this, it has been noticed that most of qualitative research are beingaccomplished with an assistance of interpretivist paradigm. In order to analyze the key aspectsrelated to the health and social care the author can consider interpretivist paradigm as criticalaspect. Moreover, the paradigm are also classified as philosophy, ontology, epistemology andmethodology (Dey, 2002). It means for effective accomplishment of the qualitative researchstudy the authors need to make sure that they have selected accurate design and philosophywhich assist in meeting objectives.There are different kinds of approaches that need to be consider as critical aspect in orderto accomplish objectives. Interpretivist and positivist are two key approaches that provide asupport to overall qualitative study. Nature of research also need to be consider as keyframework because it allows to gather better information in regard to health and social care.Qualitative approaches were better suited to social inquiry, it means development of the research3
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