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Qualitative study design

Module 5

Qualitative study design

Training course in research methodology and research protocol development 2021

October 11, 2021 - Geneva

Assignment (10 marks in total)

Part 1

Read the abstract and method sections of the qualitative studies below.

Currie S, Gray C, Shepherd A, McInnes RJ. Antenatal physical activity: a qualitative study exploring women’s experiences and the acceptability of antenatal walking groups. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2016 Jul 22;16(1):182.

Weir Z, Bush J, Robson SC, McParlin C, Rankin J, Bell R. Physical activity in pregnancy: a qualitative study of the beliefs of overweight and obese pregnant women. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2010 Apr 28;10(1):18.

Answer the following questions: For both studies,

  1. Which methodological approaches did the authors use? 2 marks
  2. Identify the sampling techniques. What is the similarity (if any) in the techniques? 5 marks
  3. Compare the techniques used for data collection. 3 marks

Part 2 (Optional but recommended for your research protocol development)

According to your research question and study design, list your study goals (aims) and objectives and decide on your sampling technique and data collection method (s). Submit to your coach for review and feedback.