Compare and contrast of the quantitative and qualitative researcharticles below
Article 1: Berry, D. C., Neal, M., Hall, E. G., Schwartz, T. A., Verbiest, S., Bonuck, S., Stuebe, A. M. (2013). Rationale, design, and methodology for the optimizing outcomes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus and their infants study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13, 184. doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-184.
Article 2: Balfe, M., Doyle, F., Smith, D., Sreenan, S., Brugha, R., Hevey, D., & Conroy, R. (2013). What’s distressing about having type 1 diabetes? A qualitative study of young adults’ perspectives. BMC Endocrine Disorders, 13(1), 25-38. doi:10.1186/1472-6823-13-25.
Please identify the researchdesign and compare and contrast using the following titles
1. Theoretical Framework—are they explicit or implicit?
2. Sample Selection and Size– what is the type of sample? How were subjects recruited? What were inclusion and exclusion criteria, if any?
3. Methods for DataAnalysis- what statistical tests were done and for what purpose where they used? Were the tests appropriate for the type of data collected?
4. Ethical standards- what were the ethical standards? Did the researchers adhere to the standards, or were there any breaches?
5. Reliability and validity (rigor)- was the reliability of the instruments addressed? Was the validity of the instruments addressed?
6. Generalizability of findings- were they any threats to external validity, or generalizability? Were they acknowledged?
7. 7. Summarization- thought on the usefulness of quantitative and quantitative research.
This is a study in comparing and contrasting qualitative and quantitative research articles.