Applied Research in Gerontology

Question 1

Please complete your Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative training (CITI program) and upload the certificate on CANVAS

Question 2

By utilizing quantitative and qualitative techniques within the same study, researchers can incorporate the strengths of both methodologies. For instance, researchers are able to combine empirical precision with descriptive precision. In reference to the following paper:

Kobayashi, L. C., O’Shea, B. Q., Keller, J. S., Nishimura, R., Palavicino-Maggio, C. B., Eastman, M. R., … & Finlay, J. M. (2021). Cohort profile: The COVID-19 Coping Study, a longitudinal mixed-methods study of middle-aged and older adults’ mental health and well-being during the COVID-l9 pandemic in the USA. BMJ Open, 11(2), e044965.

(a) Evaluate the standard of the literature review conducted by the authors on the topic (Introduction section, pp. I – 2.) and give supporting reasons to justify your evaluation.

(b) Examine the issues and challenges in the recruitment strategy and data collection procedures of this study (pp. 2 – 4) and include discussing possible resulting biases that could affect the overall conclusion of the study.

(c) Cite research literature to compare the advantages and disadvantages of quantitative and qualitative methods and examine the rationale for utilizing both methods in this study.

Question 3

The Standards for Reporting Qualitative Research (SRQR) aims to improve the transparency of all aspects of reporting qualitative research. In reference to the following paper:

Cummings, C. L., Kong, W. Y., & Orminski, J. (2020). A typology of beliefs and misperceptions about the influenza disease and vaccine among older adults in Singapore. PloS one, 15(5), e0232472.

(a) Apply the SRQR guidelines to critically assess the quality of reporting of the paper and discuss possible ways to further improve on the reporting standards.