Inthe proposed study focusing on exercising and reducing anxiety symptoms, theresearch will use a quantitative research method to answer the PICOT/PICOquestion. According to Goertzen (2017), a quantitative research approach isfocused on gathering and evaluating data that has a structure and can beexemplified numerically.
This type ofresearch approach is direct, measureable, and it represents multifaceted problemswith variables. The research design willinvolve investigating the outcomes of exercising in order to reduce anxiety byinvestigating the outcomes and see which is the best collection method in orderto decrease the symptoms. By definition, a quasi-experimental is a type of designused for examining an intervention in which members are not randomly selectedfor the treatment conditions. It is alsoknown as nonrandomized trial or a control trial without randomization(Goertzen, 2017). Quasi-experimentalresearch imparts similitude to the randomized controlled trial or conventional experimentaldesign; however, it does not have the component of random consignment to treatmentor control participants. Together with the help of the nurses and healthcareprofessionals consents will be provided and collected in order to proceed withthis study and the researcher will keep track of the participants and how theoutcomes are progressing for each patient.Numerous reasons influenced the selectionof a quasi-experimental design for the current study. Foremost, thequasi-experiment is selected since it uses “pre-post testing”.
Theimplication is that a number of tests are carried out prior to the gathering ofany data to discover if any individual or respondent has certain inclinationsthat might be contrary or complementary to the study. After that, the actualexperiment is conducted with post-test findings recorded. In addition to this,quasi-experiment is recommended for the current researcher because theymaximize external and internal validities.The quasi-experimental research design isadvantageous to research because of their practicality. Nonetheless, theleading advantage of the experiments is that since they are naturalexperiments, results in one study might be applicable in a different study andcontext, thereby enabling for generalizations to be made regarding the entirepopulation.
The main drawback of quasi-experimental is the lack of randomness,which might result in the collection of weak evidence from the studyparticipants. In research, randomness is crucial because it assists in findingbeneficial data due to its broadness and offers a better depiction of the wholepopulation.