For example, a study by their team examining quality of hospital care for patients after heart attacks consisted of three phases: first, a quantitative analysis of risk-standardized mortality rates for patients with heart attacks to identify high and low performing hospitals; second, a qualitative phase to understand the processes, structures, and organizational environments of a purposeful sample of low and high performers and to generate hypotheses about factors associated with performance; and third, primary data collection through surveys of a nationally representative sample of hospitals to test these hypotheses quantitatively (Curry et al.
Qualitative data are collected primarily to support the development of the intervention, to understand contextual factors during the intervention that could affect the outcome, and/or explain results after the intervention is completed (Creswell et al.
This work could be a valuable primary or supplemental text in qualitative
research ethics, as well as a resource for professors or researchers as they continually address ethical issues as they arise in the course of conducting qualitative
2011-08, Intangibles--Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Goodwill for Impairment, issued in September 2011, permits the use of a qualitative assessment in testing goodwill for impairment.
ASUs 2011-08 and 2012-02 did not change the quantitative tests for goodwill or indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment testing, respectively For instance, ASU 2011-08 states that if, based on a qualitative assessment, an entity determines that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, the entity is required to perform Step 1 of the quantitative test.
He then links his conceptual approach to three different qualitative
research designs that he considers fit for micro-political studies, namely qualitative
interviewing, ethnographic research, and the documentary method.
Language and meaning: Data collection in qualitative
Andreani and Conchon (2005) emphasize that the induction-deduction debate is important for qualitative
studies because it is the essence of the scientific method.
Elsewhere, I have promoted using one or more of six strategies as a means of strengthening a qualitative
study's rigor (Padgett, 2008).
archiving: international and historical precedents.
All, including the use of a six-member expert panel, were incorporated in developing the procedures for synthesizing qualitative
However, no mention was made in this extensive survey regarding what to teach about qualitative