Qualitative Research Methodology in Nursing and Healthcare

Learning Outcomes

  • distinguish between qualitative and quantitative methodology;
  • define research problems that lend themselves to qualitative approaches;
  • critically read nursing and health research journal articles employing qualitative methodology;
  • design a small-scale research study using qualitative methodology; This unit is estimated to take 20 hours of study. Within each session there are a number of activities designed to help your learning and these also have suggested times. However, you should be aware that the time allocated is only an estimate - some people may take longer than others in different activities. It does not matter if it takes you more or less than the suggested time to complete each activity, as long as you understand the principles explored by completion.