Quantitative v Qualitative Studies
For this course, you will be expected to find a number of qualitative and quantitative research studies. Here is a brief description of the differences between the two:
CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is a nursing database you will be using frequently and is the resource for finding quantitative and qualitative research studies in nursing.
1) Select the major terms used to describe your topic
2) You may also want to select additional terms to describe a specific population, outcome, or aspect of your topic
3) Select terms that indicate what kind of research you are looking for
You can search for a specific date range. You can choose to include month and year or just year. If you want to search up to the present, leave the second month and year spots blank.
To find articles written by Nurses or in Nursing journals, scroll down and check the box next to "Any Author is Nurse." You should confirm that the article is in a nursing journal or if an author is a nurse by looking at the first page of the article.