Application: Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Data

Assignment: Application: Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Data
In order to provide meaningful results, research processes must be carefully selected and appropriate for the data being analyzed. Statistical programs such as SPSS are frequently utilized by researchers to conduct the analysis of large data sets. These data are organized to provide meaningful interpretation and often include descriptive statistics. Qualitative analysis is completed using content analysis, looking for patterns and themes that emerge from the data. Individual experiences described in interviews and focus groups are considered data and are often provided as examples to support the results in the study publication. Whether you will engage in either quantitative or qualitative research, it is likely that you will encounter both types of studies in the literature. As a nursing professional, being able to analyze and interpret both types of research designs will be important to affect nursing practice that promotes positive health outcomes in
quality of care and patient safety.
For Part 2 of this Assignment, you will conduct content coding to analyze qualitative data. Please review the Instructions: Quantitative Analysis Assignment and Instructions: Content Coding of Student Pet Peeves in this weeks resources to review how to complete both parts of this Assignment.

Part 2: Qualitative Analyses
Follow the step-by-step instructions provided in the Instructions: Content Coding of Student Pet Peeves document in this weeks resources. The document provides detailed instructions on the step-by-step process of conducting the content analysis for this part of the Assignment.
Access the Perceived Pet Peeves Data document located in this weeks resources that includes the narrative descriptions of 10 students about their pet peeves in courses they have taken. (In other words, what are the things that detracted from their learning experiences in these courses)?
o The analytic method you will use to analyze the narrative data for this Assignment is called content analysis. It requires you to read each students narrative and then code its content using thematic categories on a coding sheet.
Access the Code Sheet: Student Pet Peeve Data document located in this weeks resources to carry out the coding as defined in the instructions.
o For the written part of this assignment, you will need to describe the most common types of pet peeves that students have about their courses.