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Qualitative Research Processes
An examination of the research process for a study on the diabetic management procedures and applications for older people.
# 148912 | 3,272 words | 6 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 14, 2011 in Medical and Health (General) , Research Designs (General) , Aging (General)

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The paper presents the methodology being used to carry out this study as well as the justifications for choosing this methodology. This includes a discussion on the research philosophy, research approach, the data collection methods and the analysis of the data. This paper intends to help increase the awareness of the diabetic management procedures and applications for older people and also serve as a source of reference for any future studies done within the same or similar domain. This paper contains a figure.

The Research Process:
Research Philosophy
Research Approach
Research Strategy
Time Horizons
Research Type
Data Collection Methods
Sample Description
Data Quality Issues
Data Analysis

From the Paper:

"According to Saunders et al. (2003) the three views on the research process which lead the literature are: positivism, interpretivism and realism. Since the concept of diabetic management in older people is far too complex to be theorised by laws and generalisations, therefore the research has a more interpretivist theme. Remenyi et al. (1998 cited in Saunder et al. 2003) argue that it is necessary to discover the details of a situation to understand the reality behind it. The aim of the research is to understand the diabetic management procedures and applications for older people in a meaningful way.
"It can be argued that the problem of ineffective diabetic management procedures and applications for older people in the current situation can be considered to be dependent on the thought and belief structures of the subjects within the sector, i.e. the ones applying the management techniques (doctors, nurses) and those who experience those strategies in their lifestyles (patients). According to Saunders (2003) such independent and large-scale social forces exist in every situation and their presence sometimes cannot be comprehensively understood by the subjects. Therefore, taking into account the aforementioned reason, this study will adopt both interpretive and realist philosophy."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bouma, G. D. (2002). The research process. 4th Ed. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. and Lowe, A. (2002). Management Research: An introduction. 2nd Ed. London: Sage.
  • Riley, M.W. (1963). Sociological Research 1: a Case Approach. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World Inc.
  • Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A (2003). Research methods for business students. 3rd Ed. London: Prentice Hall.
  • Trochim, W. (2006). The Research Methods Knowledge Base, 2nd Edition. Cincinnati, OH: Atomic Dog Publishing.

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APA Format

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