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Consumer Awareness on Omija using Qualitative Consumer Research (정성적 소비자 조사를 통한 오미자에 대한 소비자 인식연구)

  • Kim, Mina K.
    • Journal of the East Asian Society of Dietary Life
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    • v.25 no.3
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    • pp.396-404
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    • 2015
  • The objective of this study was to determine current consumer awareness of Omija (Schizandra chinensis Bailon) fruit in order to develop ready-to-drink (RTD) Omija-flavored beverages using qualitative consumer analysis. A series of four different focus group interview sessions were conducted using carefully chosen consumers with specific demographics, and each group involved eight respondents. Consumer's qualitative reactions regarding Omija fruit, Omija extract products, ready-to-drink beverages and Omija-flavored RTD beverages were explored. Distinct differences in consumer awareness and consumption patterns of Omija extract and RTD beverages were observed between consumers in their 20s and consumers in their 30s to 50s. The expected sensory characteristics of Omija-flavored RTD beverages were also different based on participants' age. Findings from the current study can aid product developers utilizing Omija fruit by providing valuable insights into current consumer behavior and consumer awareness regarding Omija.

A Study on Design Decision of Qualitative Design Factors in Selecting of HVAC Type for Building (건축물의 공조방식 선택과정에 있어서 질적 설계요소들의 디자인 결정방법에 관한 연구)

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    • Korean Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering
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    • v.16 no.8
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    • pp.762-769
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    • 2004
  • Not only in building design but also in HVAC system design, it is important to ensure an objectivity in schematic design. In the study, the author suggested a method to make a logical decision for quality design factors a(footing the selection of HVAC type in initial design process, and to provide objective design values. Fuzzy theory, one of the theories describing in quantitative way the ambiguous-natured linguistic values, was used to determine the qualitative design factors of linguistic parameter nature. It was found that it has a potential as a method to determine a HVAC type satisfying the required values of qualitative design factors involved in selection of the system type. But this needs further studies to be settled in the selecting of HVAC type.

How do Lung Cancer Patients Experience Stigma?: A Meta-synthesis of Qualitative Studies

  • Jeong, Ji Yeon;Jeong, Gyeonghui;So, Hyang Sook
    • Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
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    • v.28 no.1
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    • pp.116-126
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    • 2016
  • Purpose: Lung cancer patients are often stigmatized since lung cancer is closely associated with smoking, which is a self-administered life style. The stigma of lung cancer has been examined in some qualitative studies; however, their findings were diverse and not yet synthesized. Therefore, this meta-synthesis study aimed to explore how lung cancer patients experience stigma. Methods: A meta-synthesis method, as suggested by Sandelowski and Barroso in 2007, was applied by aggregating the findings after an evaluation according to consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (COREQ). Results: By synthesizing the findings of the selected seven papers, a synthesized theme was emerged as "experiencing external and internal distances, which mandates authentic and consistent supports." The four sub-themes included 'experiencing some distance from the surrounded world,' 'experiencing self-made distance between the disease and oneself,' 'the disease experience causes social isolation and loneliness,' and 'there is lack of supportive care for myself.' Conclusion: Health care providers should be more attentive to supporting lung cancer patients by providing more effective advocacy programs that improve patients' quality of life.

A Study on quantitative and qualitative share of ISI publications of Korea (SCI를 기준으로 한 우리나라의 지식자원 수준 분석)

  • Song Choong-Han;Lee Joo-Hoon
    • Journal of Korea Technology Innovation Society
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    • v.8 no.3
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    • pp.986-1004
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    • 2005
  • In knowledge-based economy, a nation's knowledge resources are critical factors for its competitiveness with other nations. This study analyze the quantitative and qualitative share of ISI publication of Korea as the level of knowledge resource by using the SCI database. This paper uses RCI(Relative Citation Impact) index for the qualitative analysis. The result shows that Korea's qualitative share of ISI publication measured by citation is relatively small than the quantitative share meaured by number of papers. In research field, natural sciences and medical sciences are relatively weak than engineering and agriculture.

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Analysis of Korean Qualitative Studies on Cerebral Palsy (뇌성마비에 대한 국내의 질적 연구 분석)

  • Lee, Moonsung;Shin, Daewon;Kim, Buyoung;Yun, Youngju
    • Journal of The Korean Society of Integrative Medicine
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    • v.7 no.1
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    • pp.99-112
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    • 2019
  • Purpose : The purpose of this study was to analyze Korean qualitative research studies on cerebral palsy and provide a basis for future direction of research. Methods : Twenty-six articles were selected by searching 4 Korean databases (NDSL, DBpia, KISS, and RISS) and reviewing the list of additional references. All the articles were analyzed and assessed using the Consolidated criteria for Reporting Qualitative research (COREQ). Results : Seventeen qualitative studies and 9 mixed quantitative and qualitative studies were selected, and methodologies such as case study (42.3 %), constant comparative method (23.1 %) and phenomenology (23.1 %) were used. The studies investigated the effects of interventions (38.5 %), support programs (30.8 %), and life experiences (26.9 %). Among the participants, 50.0 % were persons with disabilities only, 19.2 % were parents only, and 30.8 % were combination of persons with disabilities, parents, teachers, and therapists. The number of participants in most studies was 2-9 (57.7 %). The COREQ evaluation of the selected articles revealed many shortcomings in the studies. Interview guidelines were used only in 26.9 % of the studies. In particular, many articles did not describe in detail the characteristics of researchers and the relationship between researchers and the participants. Conclusion : In future, various research methodologies and research checklists must be used to stimulate high-quality qualitative research with on cerebral palsy.

Post-Intensive Care Syndrome Experience among Critical Care Survivors: A Meta-synthesis of Qualitative Research (집중치료 후 증후군 경험에 관한 질적 통합 연구)

  • Kang, Jiyeon;Jeong, Yeon Jin;Yun, Sun Young;Lee, Min Ju;Baek, Min Jung;Shin, So Yeung;Hong, Hee Jin;Kim, Soo Kyung;Cho, Young Shin
    • Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.13-30
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    • 2017
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to integrate the results of qualitative studies to understand critical care survivors' experience of the post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). Methods: This was a meta-synthesis of primary studies that used qualitative methods. We reviewed 26 qualitative studies on PICS selected from 8 international and Korean databases and from a manual search. Thomas and Harden's 3 stages (free coding, development of descriptive themes, generation of analytical themes) for thematic synthesis were utilized to analyze the collected qualitative data. Results: Four descriptive themes emerged from the thematic synthesis: weak physical conditions, psycho-emotional changes, the painful-memory of intensive care units, and social vulnerability. The analytical theme for the current study was "unfamiliarity with the vulnerable self." Critical care survivors had to confront entirely different "selves" after discharge from intensive care units. They had become physically weak, psychologically unstable, and the critical memories continued to create distress. These changes increased their social vulnerability by making them dependent on others, causing family conflicts, and changing interpersonal relationships. Conclusions: Finding from this qualitative synthesis and other related literature highlight the severity of PICS and the importance of rehabilitative intervention for critical care survivors.

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The Applications of Qualitative Inquiry in Security Research Methodology (경호.경비 연구방법론에서 질적 연구의 활용)

  • Kim, Eun-Jung
    • Korean Security Journal
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    • no.34
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    • pp.33-55
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    • 2013
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate about exploring diversity of methodology in security research focused on the current status and applications of qualitative inquiry. Expenses to take advantage of a variety of qualitative research techniques in the field is divided, and explore the possibility of applying the security research. Expenses compared to quantitative research, qualitative research on the utilization is very low, and to perform a qualitative study in-depth interviews focused on morphological aspects of research and a paucity of practical deep and lacks specificity. Expense of qualitative research in various fields is presented challenges to Creswell(1998, 2007, 2013) proposed five kinds of qualitative research types narrative research, phenomenological research, grounded theory research, ethnographic research, case study research, look for it in the security field. Expenses theorize that it may lead to practical changes in the security field, causing an in-depth exploration of the changes in the escort industry. Expense opportunity to identify the social and cultural values in security field and security research. Varied and in-depth qualitative research through field and industry and the complementary role of security.

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The Trend and Issues of Research Related to Unmarried Mother in Korea (미혼모에 관한 국내논문 분석)

  • Lee, Myung-Hee;Cho, Kyoul-Ja
    • Korean Parent-Child Health Journal
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    • v.7 no.1
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    • pp.73-88
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    • 2004
  • Purpose: The Purpose of this study was to analyze the trend of research related with unmarried mother. Method: 81 theses about unmarried mother from 1972 to 2003 were analyzed according to the theses' characteristics, sources by publication period, research design, nursing intervention effect of experimental study and theme of qualitative research. Results: 1. The number of studies related with unmarried mother has progressively increased by year from 1972, and that of theses was highest during the period between 2000 to 2003. 2 As for study design, the number of quantitative studies were 73 and that of qualitative studies were 8. The majority of research design were survey and correlational studies. 3. Nursing intervention used in the experimental design were stress management program, eco-system support group, group art treatment, career education program, musical activities, prenatal education. All of experimental design were used in the after 2000. 4. The themes of qualitative studies were childbirth experience, a participatory on the life, mother's keeping a child, experience of pregnancy and delivery, the self-group program, the process and experience of becoming unmarried adolescent mother, needs of single mothers with child and policy of social welfare service, lived experience of hope. All of these were used in the after 1999. Conclusions: The summary of the above results shows a tendency that the study has increased by year. Especially, experimental study proved affirmative effect. However, for the unmarried mother, more experimental and qualitative studies are to be required.

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Analysis on Reports of Qualitative Researches Published in Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing (여성건강간호학회지에 게재된 질적 연구 보고 분석)

  • Lee, Eun-Joo;Song, Ju-Eun;Kim, Myounghee;Kim, Sue;Jun, Eun-Mi;Ahn, Sukhee;Oh, Hyun-Ei;Cheon, Suk-Hee
    • Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing
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    • v.18 no.4
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    • pp.321-332
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    • 2012
  • Purpose: This research was aimed to analyze the reports of qualitative researches published in Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing (KJWHN). Methods: Twenty qualitative researches using in-depth interviews or focus groups published in KJWHN during from 2002 to 2011 were selected for analysis. Selected reports were analyzed by consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (COREQ), which were a reporting guideline for qualitative researches, and consisted of thirty two items and three domains, i.e., (1) research team and reflexivity, (2) study design, and (3) data analysis and reporting. Results: Personal characteristics related to credentials, gender and interviewer's bias or assumption were less reported than other items in the 1st domain. In the 2nd domain, descriptions such as a presence of non-participants, pilot test for interview guide development, and transcript return to participants were less reported than other items. In the 3rd domain, items related to number of data coder, participants checking of the finding, and clarity of minor themes were less reported than other items. Conclusion: It could be concluded that COREQ is a useful guideline for reporting of qualitative studies. From these results, we suggest that full items of COREQ should be considered and described when researchers report qualitative research.