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Analysis of a research study article Descriptive Vividness
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Analysis of a Research Study Article The research article ‘ “I did not intend to stop. I just could not stand cigarettes anymore.” A qualitative interview study of smoking cessation among the elderly’ by Astri Medbo, Hasse Melbye and Carl Edvark Rudebeck is a study of interviews of elderly persons regarding the stopping of smoking…
Actually the objective of the researchers was to find methods on how to implement a successful conversation on the part of the General Practitioners to urge patients to quit smoking. Descriptive Vividness The obvious thing which strikes the reader after reading the research paper is it vividness in description. The article starts with an abstract with gives a brief synopsis of the background, the methods, the results and the conclusion of the survey. The authors then proceed to describe each of these points in detail. The Background of the paper narrates the previous records of such surveys in cigarette smoking, the purpose of this survey, the sample population selected for the research and in general the theories deduced from previous surveys on cigarette smoking. The paper gives a brief overview of the method used (QCA) for deducing the results and goes on to describe the participants of the survey. This section enumerates how the interviewees were chosen from among the population and how ethical and legal permission was obtained for the survey. The paper then describes the interview process which was conducted in the participants’ home by the General Practitioner. ...
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