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School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Methodology Assignment 2: Part 1 and 2 This assessment consists of Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1: Assessing the quality of quantitative or qualitative research Part 2: Reflection Part 1: Assessing the quality of quantitative or qualitative research (2000 words) Background General Nursing students: After reviewing the literature in Assessment 1, you have likely concluded that there appears to be strong evidence of the benefit of immunisation for children and for public health. From your experience and from information on the internet it would appear that the uptake of immunisation in children is suboptimal. You are thinking that there may be an opportunity to do some research. Two topics that come to mind are (1) the reasons why uptake of immunisation in children is suboptimal; and (2) strategies that have been shown to improve uptake of immunisation in children. Before going any further, you decide to obtain some background information. You now need to consider whether a qualitative or quantitative approach is best suited to provide background information for the topic that you have chosen: (1) the reasons why uptake of immunisation in children is suboptimal; or (2) strategies that have been shown to improve uptake of immunisation in children. To assist you, we have provided a qualitative and a quantitative research paper that you will now need to critique. You need to choose the one article that best suits the topic that you have chosen to research further. Article 1: Ahlers-Schmidt, C.R., Chesser, A.K., Nguyen, T., Brannon, J., Hart, T.A., Williams, K.S. and Wittler, R.R., 2012. Feasibility of a randomized controlled trial to evaluate Text Reminders for Immunization Compliance in Kids (TRICKs). Vaccine, 30(36), pp.5305-5309. Full text available via Elsevier ScienceDirect (Available from 1995 volume: 13) Article 2: Kurup, L., He, H.G., Wang, X., Wang, W. and Shorey, S., 2017. A descriptive qualitative study of perceptions of parents on their child’s vaccination. Journal of clinical nursing. Full text available via Wiley Online Library (Available from 1997 volume: 6 issue: 1) 2. You will then select one corresponding template (qualitative or quantitative) to use in critiquing the article that you have selected. To complete part one of the assessment, you will now need to select the research method template that corresponds with the paper that you have chosen to critique: (A) If you have selected that article using a quantitative research method, you will need to complete the tool for critiquing quantitative research. (B) If you have selected that article using a qualitative research method, you will need to complete the tool for critiquing qualitative research. Part 2 Reflection (approx. 500 words) Note: Part 2 is included on the quantitative or qualitative template that you will download so that you only have to submit one document (the template) to learnonline. Write a reflection on the learning that you have undertaken in Research Methodology relating to the questions below. If you use supporting references you should reference as per the UniSA Harvard referencing system. This should include: • Did you have prior ‘knowledge’ about immunisation safety for children/pregnant women prior to undertaking this assessment? Describe your understanding of this. • How did you acquire this knowledge (what way/s of knowing/where did the information come from)? • Did you have a personal opinion (bias) or concerns about the safety of immunisation for children/pregnant women prior to undertaking this assessment? • Has anything that you have learnt in the course changed your opinion (bias)/allayed you concerns/increased you concerns about the safety of immunisation for children/pregnant women? If so, why?

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