|Discussion Question 1: Finding Evidence that Refutes a Hypothesis|
Under what circumstances would it be useful to find evidence that refutes a hypothesis as to find evidence that supports it? Give an example. To go further, can you imagine research that starts with the aim of finding evidence that refutes a hypothesis? Give an example.
Discussion Question 2: Critique of a Study
Read the twenty-first century health challenge of slums and cities by Elliott D. Sclar, Pietro Garau, and Gabriella Carolini, by going to the following Web site: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~dludden/SlumHealth.pdf
Identify the strengths and weaknesses of reliance on quantitative data for this type of research design. Do you agree with the conclusions of this report? Justify your position with rationale.
As a healthcare manager at one of the inner city hospitals in the U.S., how will you use data and conclusions from this study?