Application of SWOT Analysis to Explore
Impressions of Researchers involved in an
Integrative Multidisciplinary Health and Wellbeing
Within this article, the authors discussed the application of SWOT analysis in the fields of health and wellbeing. The timeline for this study takes place during 2013 and the first quarter of 2014. Throughout this piece E. H. Ryke et. al. (2015) described the successfulness of SWOT analysis for a qualitative data collection technique.
· The introductory paragraph outlined the basis for the study and expounded on the background of the location under examination, that being Bekkerdal, South Africa. Researchers chose this location due to “the rapid, uncontrolled, and unplanned growth of the informal settlement.” Also discussed in this section is the use of SWOT in analyzing the impressions of the researchers involved in an Integrative Multidisciplinary study. The authors decided to observe the impressions of the researchers against the use of an Integrative Multidisciplinary study, to see if this approach was appropriate.
· The second section discussed the Integrative Multidisciplinary study and the purpose for using it. For this study authors took the researchers out of their familiar research backgrounds. The goal of this was to have the researchers apply their depth of knowledge in their fields to make creative and new solutions for this research.
· Discussed in the next section is the overarching research method and design utilized for this study. The researchers used a qualitative interpretive-descriptive research design to best approach the topic of health and wellbeing.
· The last section concluded the study with a review of the SWOT analysis. E. H. Ryke et. al. stated, “One can carry out a SWOT analysis for a product, a place, an industry, a person or a group of persons.” The authors stated that SWOT can be successfully used in a multitude of different disciplines and studies.
This study delivers an informative review of SWOT analysis within multiple disciples of research. While this method does prove useful to this test conducted by these authors, one concern that was presented within the paper was the time limitation for the researchers to complete this study.