Infection prevention prompts intensive research. The research question, effects of infections on society is in line with my project. Such a study applies qualitative research. The data is obtained after an inductive approach. Types of infections are first analyzed and then the researcher derives explanations within this data. In particular, content analysis is the most appropriate approach in this case. This method offers specific results thus offering better hypothesis. The method is also open to different explanations which makes it very systematic. The method can however be manipulated by false data collected by the researcher. The open nature of the method makes its vulnerable to misinformed results (Teherani, 2015). Content analysis is precise and thorough.
Transitional care should be implemented through use of a mixed method of research. This practice issue is sensitive since it requires good care to patients. The mixed research method will ensure that all integral elements are addressed. The method adopts application of both qualitative and quantitative research. The practice issue requires a researcher to look at it using different angles. The methods complement each other since they elaborate and build on each other. A researcher can develop an interest in transition care and then test its feasibility. As such, the results obtained results which are specific rather than generalized. Looking at both angles of an issue offers a researcher the opportunity of triangulation. The method is comprehensive and offers complete results. This method is however expensive since it requires more resources and time. Mixed method research is also offers the challenge of drawing a hypothesis for one research method to be used as the research question in the next. The research method is also complex and complicated to correctly implement (Zamanzadeh, Valizadeh, Tabrizi, Behshid, & Lotfi, 2015).
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Zamanzadeh, V., Valizadeh, L., Tabrizi, F., Behshid, M., & Lotfi, M. (2015). Challenges associated with the implementation of the nursing process: A systematic review. Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research, 411-419.