Health Research and Designs


Review the article by Adams, Halligan, Watson, Ryan, Penn, Adamson, & White (2012). In your paper:
•Identify the hypothesis and/or research question(s) of the study.
•Explain the study design.
•Summarize the difference between qualitative and quantitative data/research. Indicate which variables/data in the study were qualitative and which were quantitative.
•Examine whether the data collected for this research provided a solid answer to the research question or supported the hypothesis.

The assignment must be three to four pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Use at least two scholarly sources, in addition to the workbook article, to support your discussion. The scholarly sources should be from a peer-reviewed journal found in the Ashford University Library.

The Health Research and Designs paper
•Must be written in your own words and may not include quotations. Papers including quotes will not be accepted. All content from outside sources must be paraphrased and cited appropriately.
•Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
•Must include a separate title page with the following:
◦Title of paper
◦Student’s name
◦Course name and number
◦Instructor’s name
◦Date submitted

•Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text.

•Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
****Remember use two scholary resources along with textbook******

Required Resources
Book Chapter

National Science Foundation. (2002). Data collection methods: Some tips and comparisons. Section III: An overview of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods. In The 2002 User Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation, (43-48). Publications. Retrieved from
•This book chapter discusses the debate over the relative virtues of qualitative and quantitative research.

Mann, C. J. (2003). Observational research methods. Research design II: cohort, cross sectional, and case-control studies. Emergency Medicine Journal, 20(1), 54-60. doi:
•This article discusses different types of observational studies, including cohort, cross sectional, and case-control studies.

Adams, J., Halligan, J., Watson, D. B., Ryan, V., Penn, L., Adamson, A. J., & White, M. (2012). The Change4Life convenience store programme to increase retail access to fresh fruit and vegetables: A mixed methods process evaluation. PLoS One, 7(6) doi:
•This article discusses a health promotion program aimed at increasing availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, and is the basis for this week’s assignment. Accessed via the ProQuest Central database.

University of Connecticut Office of Research Compliance. (n.d.). Forms, templates, & samples. Retrieved from
•This website provides examples of informed consent forms that will help guide you in completing this week’s assignment.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (1979). The Belmont Report. Retrieved from
•The Belmont Report discusses the ethical principles and guidelines for research involving human subjects.
University of Connecticut. (n.d.). Ethics and informed consent. Retrieved from
•This article discusses the key issues to consider related to ethics and informed consent, and should be used to help you complete this week’s assignment.

Recommended Resources

Book Chapter

Creswell, J. W. (2009). The selection of a research design. In Research Design, (3-21). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications. Retrieved from
•This book chapter discusses the three different types of research design, how and why research designs are selected, and strategies of inquiry.

Yoshikawa, H., Weisner, T. S., Kalil, A., & Way, N. (2013). Mixing qualitative and quantitative research in developmental science: Uses and methodological choices. Qualitative Psychology, 1(S), 3-18. doi:10.1037/2326-3598.1.S.3 Retrieved from the EBSCO database.
•This article focuses on the ways in which quantitative and qualitative methodologies can be combined to enrich developmental science and the study of human development, focusing on the practical questions of “when” and “how.”

Turato, Egberto Ribeiro. (2005). Qualitative and quantitative methods in health: definitions, differences and research subjects. Revista de Saúde Pública, 39(3), 507-514. Retrieved from
•This article presents some definitions in qualitative methods used in Humanities and Health, compares them to the usual quantitative methods of health sciences, and illustrates the subject with the most important constructs in these methodological fields.

Santa Clara University, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. (2014a). A framework for ethical decision making. Retrieved from
•This web document is designed as an introduction to thinking ethically.

Santa Clara University, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. (2014b). Health care ethics. Retrieved from
•This website includes links to articles and cases on medical ethics, biotechnology and ethics, clinical ethics, end-of-life decision making, culturally competent health care, and public health policy.
State of Victoria, Department of Human Services. (2003). Measuring health promotion impacts: A guide to impact evaluation in integrated health promotion. Retrieved from$FILE/measuring_hp_impacts.pdf
•This guide describes how to design appropriate impact evaluation methods and develop impact indicators for health promotion programs.
University of Southern California. (2013). Organizing your social sciences research paper. Retrieved from [Sections: Types of Research Designs; Choosing a Topic; The Introduction]
•This guide is intended to help you organize and write a quality research paper for classes taught in the social sciences.
Georgia Institute of Technology. (n.d.) How to choose from the different research methods. Retrieved from
•This article describes the various types of research designs.

Hebl, N. & Lane, D. M. (n.d.) Inferential statistics. In Lane, D. M. Online statistics education: An interactive multimedia course of study (Chapter 1.5). Retrieved from

Kumar, R. (2014). Research methodology: A step-by-step guide for beginners (4th ed.). London, UK: SAGE Publications.

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