QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION METHODS

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QUALITATIVE)AND)QUANTITATIVE)EVALUATION)METHODS

For"the"final"assignment"in"NR"443:"Community"Health"Nursing,"you"will"need"to"utilize"a"qualitative"or"

quantitative"evaluation"method"to evaluate"your"proposed"intervention."

Qualitative)evaluation"techniques"generally"are"subjective"data"and"can"include"methods"such"as:

x observation"methods

x interviews

x focus"groups

x other"nonEstatistical"data

Example:

If"your"proposed" intervention"is"relatedto"childhood"obesity,"you"may"want"to"interview"the"children"

pre"and"post"intervention"to"see"if"their"attitude"about"food"and"health"has"changed."This"would"be"a

qualitative evaluation"method."

Example:

For"the"same"intervention,"you"want"to"have"a"focus group"with"pre"and"post"intervention"with"parents"

to"see"if"their"children’s"attitudes"about"food"have"changed."This"would"be"a qualitative)evaluation"

method.

Quantitative evaluation"techniques"generally"are"objective"data"and"can"include"methods"such"as:

x surveys/questionnaires

x pre/posttests

x physiologic"data

x statistical"analysis

Example:

Your"proposed"intervention is"the"same"as"the"example"above,"but"instead"of"an"interview,"you"would"

like"to"measure"the"children’s"weight"pre"and"post"your"intervention."This"would"be"a"quantitative

evaluation"method."

Example:

Another"example"of"a"quantitative evaluation"method"would"be"having"a"pre"and"posttest"on"healthy"

foods"and"importance"of"exercise.""You"would"compare"the"pre"intervention"test"results"with"the"post"to"

measure"if"your"intervention"was"effective.

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