Data Collection and Analysis Grid
Use the two articles assigned by your facilitator to identify the following data collection, analysis, and measurement elements for the studies. Limit each box to no more than three sentences.
| Qualitative | Quantitative |
Data collection methods | This study was conducted by interview with a limited number of patients presenting to the emergency department with a chief complaint of chest pain over a three month period. The study was a spin off from a quantitative study that existed on the influence of psychosocial factors in patients. In addition, the study was designed to give quality to the numerical values of chest pain patients who were ...view middle of the document...
Accuracy and reliability of instruments used | Qualitative sample sizes can be small, unlike quantitative sample sizes, if quality information is obtained from participants (Burns & Grove, 2011). Jerlock (2005) asserts the reliability of information obtained from 19 participants was evaluated using a manual qualitative method using strict coding rules to prevent bias. Two domains “pain” and “experience of pain in everyday life” were divided for further content analysis in an effort to maintain accuracy of data (Jerlock, 2005). | This study used retrospective, correlational, and descriptive methods for researching the information. Patients who had cardiac catheterization procedures or percutaneous coronary interventions formed the study sample and were monitored for the study. Both subjective and objective data was obtained while making sure all patient information was being kept confidential. Because of to the protection of patient’s privacy, the accuracy and reliability of variables was slightly limited. |
Statistical or analytic methods | A qualitative analytic method was used to analyze participant’s data/content. Jerlock (2005) maintains using a latent and manifest analysis resulted in a comprehensive description of information gathered. The goal of using a qualitative method was to gain insight into the phenomenon of atypical chest pain in patients. | Dumont et al. (2006) used three statistical analyses; the first was descriptive statistics to determine characteristics of the sample. Next an X2test was used to determine significant variables between patients with and without complications. Finally a logistic regression was used to identify significant variables in predicting complications. |
Statistical values reported | The results from this study showed all the patients reported fear and anxiety, feeling of uncertainty, feeling of stress, and loss of strength. Overall, 100% felt the chest pain impaired his or her daily life,...