The permit should have been done and then he could have been given that information. There were two people who chose not to be part of the study but this seems to be a violation of privacy.
The design is not the most rigorous, in fact, it seemed rather casual. There is definitely the possibility of doing a quantitative study here that might have been stronger. The interviews were also semi-structured and there is not reference to whether a pre-test was done (McEwen & Wills, 2007). Structured closed ended questions might have given data that was more useful in the end and might have allowed what was needed to build on for more study. 200 women from a maternity clinic were interviewed and that probably is an adequate sample. However, there is mention of questions ask of husbands which is not a part of the original design which concerns the reader that the data may have been affected by these answers. The data was only compared to one other study and that study was done in 1998, so again, there is some concern as to how rigorous this study is.
The sample was taken from one clinic in a single area consisting of 200 women (Browner, Newman, 2010) these same women had been in a previous study. It was done this way to control the study but this may have made it seem less valid. ...Show more