There are four main models that were developed by Kearney as models of clinical application. These models were to aid in perspectives of qualitative research. They include assessment of progress or status, proposed insight or empathy, coaching and anticipatory guidance. All these models when applied in the nursing field vary in their degree of visibility and patient involvement . These models of clinical application of qualitative evidence have the core objective of helping in making a logical conclusion or explanation when conducting a research. The model of purpose for the purpose of this study is assessment of progress or status of something in the field of nursing.
Possible research questions can be asked using this model to conduct a research. One such question is on the progression of an ailment in the hospital. An example of a research question can be the prevalence of tuberculosis in patients who have HIV Aids. This question can be used to conduct a research on how patients with tuberculosis and HIV Aids are correlated.
There are various qualitative methods that can be used to research on this question. An interview is one such method that researchers incorporate when conducting a qualitative research . There are various factors that have led to this choice of method when conducting the qualitative research on patients. Firstly, interviews give the opportunity of the researcher to get first hand information about the subject of research. In this particular research, the researcher would assess the progress of the sickness in the patient and would therefore reach a logical conclusion . Interviews also help the researcher to get a feel of what the patients are feeling and relate with them. They are preferred for convenience and conveyance of feelings.
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