Week 9 Response
Submit Draft of an Abbreviated Qualitative Research Plan for (Health disparities are a growing
concern in the U.S. There are also a significant proportion of people with limited or no health
insurance which may prevent them from receiving adequate health care, medication, and the use
preventative measures such as exercise and diet. How would you address this issue?)
You will apply qualitative research methods this week when you develop a qualitative research
plan that seeks to answer your research problem and research question.
Abbreviated Qualitative Research Plan for increasing concerns on health disparities
Many constitutionals across the world and US included require that citizen’s access to
healthcare because it is their right. However, in many times million of people are unable to
access to quality healthcare because of various reasons one of them being lack of income and
resources at their disposal. This is challenges that require immediate address by the concerned
parties. Many people have no insurance covers; have no accessibility to health diet and exercises
that negatively impact on their healthcare. This research study focuses on the under privilege
population that have no capability to access to healthcare.
Healthcare remains as one of the key sectors in any country. A population that is health
impacts on all other sectors of the economy and propels the country towards achievement of its
goals. Countries that face healthcare challenges experienced many problems that deter them from
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leading better lives. Many people cannot access to quality healthcare because they have no
money and resources. It is not their desire to get better medication like anyone else but are
limited by the circumstances. The government has a responsibility to facilitate accessibility of
healthcare and reduce the ever-increasing gap between those that can access to healthcare and
those that cannot (Kreuter et al., 2014). Reducing the gap will guarantee better living as many
will be able to access to better healthcare. Government initiatives such as passage of the
Affordable Care Act of 2010 promises to bring relief to millions of people that had no capability
to access to better healthcare (Kreuter et al., 2014). The insurance covers will increase the
number of people that will be able to access to good medication, and healthcare. This will as well
help to end the stalemate, as many will access to healthcare. Nevertheless, with such measures, a
lot needs to be done.
- Do you approval existence of health disparities
- How beneficial is it to have an insurance cover?
- How can the problem of health disparity be managed?
Research plan that addresses the above questions
The three questions will be addressed using qualitative research. This study will allow in
depth understanding of the disparities in healthcare through the responses from the responses
(Creswell, 2003). The questions require the responded to provide their observation and views
that can be captured and understood through description. The questions are valid as they are
testable and focus on the topic of study. In the study, the researcher will adopt phenomenology
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approach, as this will help to answer the questions in-depth. It is as well provides an opportunity
to have more insights on the topic of study.
The research will as well have a theoretical framework on health accessibility and
disparities to help enhance understanding of the study. The role of the researcher in the study is
to ensure that appropriate instruments are available and that the study is carried out well by
adhering to all the requirements . The target population the study is the members of the public
that are eligible and qualified to have an insurance cover. The target population will be identified
through correspondents and will be randomly selected. The type of the research will determine
sample size. Since this is qualitative research, sample size will be small to impact on the results.
Sample size will be calculated as well
Instruments that I may use include consent form, telephone and others. Other instrument
to use is interview to collect data from the participants. I will have to make a schedule where I
will visit the participants and ask them questions relating to the study to get information from
them. Data reliability and quality will be achieved by using credible sources and using the best
methods to analyze the information. I will as well ensure that the data is not tempered by any
Threats to validity may include false information from the participants and failure to take
or keep good records of the interview proceedings. Data analyzing will be done through
interpretation. The data will be coded and then inferences made. Ethics should as well be upheld.
Some of the ethical concerns relating to the plans are selection of the participants and data
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Creswell, J. W. (2003). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method
approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Kreuter, M., et al. (2014). The “Long Tail” and Public Health: New Thinking for Addressing
Health Disparities. American Journal of Public Health, 104 (12): 2271-2278.