[1st post] Learning about the different approaches to health, we talked about the quantitate and qualitative methods is reason. When it comes to passing information among each other, we have 2 main ways of communication. Quantitate, which can be broken down into quantity, usually comes associated with numbers, statistics, diagrams and what not. They are the facts that are on the global scale. which are presented to us in reports. This research allows us to make comparisons to a particular standard and may allow us to predict health risk with the use of measurements and mortality rates.
The use of Qualitative data connects us with stories(narratives) that help share the meanings of health and illness. This kind of approach might answer the how or why, questions regarding health. People can understand basic truths around disease with the use of narratives. Community can be a resource for communicating information; the word of mouth is more impactful in trying to convince people to be healthier because it is your own, people you knows’ or people you don’t knows’ experience of a situation. The sublime effects of ones illness being told to you is more powerful than a statistic from a group of people you don’t know. Being story telling creatures, the social instinct in our genetics will transmit information differently if it were said directly to us or if we were to say read about data in a magazine.
In my opinion I would prefer to learn about something via quantitate approach. Simply because hearing someones story is so much more fascinating than reading a devastating clip from a paper. Since we try to relate to someone when they share experience, it impacts me longer than reading something. js