Explain the goals of and differentiate between basic and applied research.

Explain the goals of and differentiate between basic and applied research.

 

The Role and Importance of Research

Content
Matt’s Summaries and Self-Proclaimed Words of Wisdom
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Overview
The goal of this unit is to get you thinking and talking about what research is and why it is important to your life and work. Through the readings and online discussions, you will learn the basic, essential characteristics of research and the different ways it is used in healthcare.
Objectives
• Explain why research is important.
• Describe the difference between Qualitative and Quantitative research.
• Explain the goals of and differentiate between basic and applied research.
Readings
Salkind, Chapter 1: “The Role and Importance of Research”
Smith, J. K. (1983). Quantitative versus qualitative research: An attempt to clarify the issue. Educational Researcher, 12(3), 6-13.
Unit 1 Full Class Discussion
Introduce yourself to your classmates, and post your initial thoughts about how both qualitative and quantitative research fit into your daily work.
Extras
The Scientific Method from Explorable

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