One increases the statistical power of a quantitative study by increasing the sample size. This reduces the chance that a real effect (rather than an apparent effect brought about by sampling variability) will be overlooked. Does triangulation offer the qualitative methodologist who is conducting a grounded theory or narrative inquiry study a similar reduction in the likelihood of overlooking important results? Why or why not?
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- Antibiotic Prescribing in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Meta-synthesis of Qualitative Research
- Search Strategy
- Study Inclusion Criteria
- Quality Appraisal
- Study Selection Process
- Study Characteristics
- The Long-Term Care Facility Context
- Social Factors Influencing Prescribing
- Antimicrobial Resistance
- Knowledge and Prescribing Practices
- Antimicrobial Stewardship and Changing Practices
- Analytical Theme
- Comparison with Other Research
- Strengths and Limitations