The focus of this discussion is on reading, interpreting, and evaluating qualitative research. The goal is to discuss all three methods: phenomenology, grounded theory, and ethnography. The ethnography article was selected because of its focus on motivational interviewing. This is a counseling strategy you may find very useful as nurse practitioners in order to promote changes in health behaviors.
Read the article and Write a 260-word message in which you:
Summarize the findings of the study by describing the research question and method (sample, data collection, and analysis).
Identify the major strengths and limitations of this study.
Address how your findings could apply to your program of study, as well as to your present and future practice.
Include a reference page identifying the article you selected using APA guidelines.
Explanation of Qualitative Methods
The qualitative study by Beck and Watson (2010) aimed at explaining what women experiences meant regarding their encounter of subsequent childbirth following a traumatic one previously. The research employed phenomenology design where 35 women from the international context participated. The study was conducted through the internet, and the participants provided their response through email. The mean age of the sample population was 33 years (27-51). Notably, the participants were Caucasians and had 2-4 children. Data collection took 2 years and 2 months. Data analysis followed the Colaizzi’s approach which is characterized by various steps including written protocols, significant statements, formulated meanings, themes clusters, comprehensive description, and fundamental structure.
Main strengths of the study were on the methodology and sample characteristics. The phenomenology approach is critical in explaining human experiences without theories. In this study, the central objective was describing the women experiences thus the approach was suitable. The sample was international as demonstrated in the participants’ locations including US, Australia, and Canada. In addition, diverse characteristics regarding the sample size were obtained including education, marital status, and delivery approach. The main weakness of the study was the use of Caucasian individuals. Another weakness was the small size of the study population thus questioning the reliability of the findings.
Key findings included women eluding pregnancy in healing, panicking during the second pregnancy, and developing strategies to complete the motherhood journey. The implications of this study to my program, present, and future practice are centred on understanding trauma among women who have had unpleasant previous experience. It is therefore imperative to understand these women and provide encouragement among other psychological interventions to remove the invisible pain and foster for another pregnancy.
Beck, C. T., & Watson, S. (2010). Subsequent childbirth after a previous traumatic birth. Nursing Research, 59(4), 241-249.