This assignment is designed to help you understand the differences between qualitative and quantitative research designs, as well as select the appropriate method for the research question you have been working on throughout the course.
Step 1: Restate your Week 1 research question and select the type of research (quantitative or qualitative) that is most appropriate for it.
RESEARCH QUESTION: In people who have experienced their first heart attack (P), how does being a smoker (I) compared to a non-smoker (C) impact mortality and recurrent heart attack rates (O) during the first 2 years after the initial heart attack (T)?
Step 2: Summarize the major steps in that type of research.
Step 3: Determine the specific type or approach (i.e., quasi-experimental, phenomenological, etc.) you would employ and explain why that is the best selection.
Step 4: Explain potential data.
Step 5: Explain how analyzing and interpreting that data can inform your research question.
Format your assignment as one of the following:
- 18- to 20-slide presentation
- 15- to 20-minute oral presentation
- 875-word paper
- Another format approved by your instructor
Cite at least one peer-reviewed resource in APA format.