Research Articles’ Summary
Research Articles’ Summary
Qualitative Research Article: Alderfer, M. A., & Sood, E.(2016). Using qualitative research methods to improve clinical carein pediatric psychology. Clinical Practice In Pediatric Psychology,4(4), 358-361.
Alderfer and Soodpublished an article on how qualitative research methods could beused to improve clinical care in pediatric psychology. The articlewas used to justify the use of the qualitative methods in a studyfield rather dominated by the use of mixed approach research methods.This article was prompted by a call for papers from the editors ofjournals published in Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology’sdatabase. The call for papers was centered on improvingthe use of qualitative methods in the improvement of the clinicalcare. This article filled the gap left void in the researchfor the application of qualitative care in clinical care studies.Leveraging on work from other authors, the article concentrated onthe use of qualitative research methods in the clinical care’simprovement.
The articleitself uses a qualitative research method to supplement its stand onthe use of the technique in clinical care studies. Through examples,the article provides ways in which the qualitative methods can beappropriately utilized in clinical care researches to providecredible results. Explicatively, the masterpiece describes how thequalitative technique can be used in the refinement, refinement, andadaptation of clinical care practices. To ensure that the ideasprovided in this article are correct and proven, the authors haveprovided examples of other studies that have effectively applied thequalitative technique in their research methodology. Moreover, theauthors have provided instances of clinical care in which thequalitative method would be the best technique. The article also laysa foundation for future research on the same topic as required inmost studies.
Quantitative Research Article: Balogh, O., Roch, M., Keller, S.,Michel, E., & Reichler, I. M. (2017). The use ofsemi-quantitative tests at Cesarean section delivery for thedifferentiation of canine fetal fluids from maternal urine on thebasis of biochemical characteristics. Theriogenology, 88174-182.
This articleinvestigated the use of semi-quantitative test during a Cesareansection delivery: the tests were based on a differentiation of caninefetal fluids from maternal urine on a rationale of biochemicalcharacteristics. This article was objectively trying to find a testwhich could be used to accurately note the fetal membrane’s ruptureduring parturition. This study was done on dogs from which studysamples were collected. Amniotic fluid (AMF), maternal urine, andallantoic fluids (ALF) were collected from different female dogs.Specific gravity, Combur-Test (done using a urine dipstick), totalhardness, and AmniSure tests were done on the collected fluids toverify the present substances.
After the tests,an analysis on the collected data was done using the Fisher’s exacttest, Pearson’s correlation, and Wilcoxon signed-rank test asrecommended by Vogt (2011). The analysis was followed by calculationof parameters with significant variance between the AMF, ALF, andurine. After the calculation of the variance between the parameters,the article provides the results which indicated the concentration ofsubstances in the three fluids collected. The results on theconcentration of the substances within the fluids were used todevelop a conclusive statement on the research question. The studyconcluded that the absence or presence of fetal fluids during aCesarean section could only be identified through a positive glucosetest lacking ketones or otherwise by a specific gravity that ishigher than 1.022. The article, however, indicates that there was aneed for the tests to be confirmed in a clinical setting to enhanceits practicability and accuracy.
Vogt, W. (2011). SAGE quantitative research methods. London:SAGE.