Ciencia y enfermería
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9553
Paradigms in research are critically and reflexively analyzed since a qualitative and quantitative polemic point of view, and their relationship with the evolution of the nursing research, likely the differences are presented, among the focuses, the investigation problems are identified in Nursing in the framework of the paradigms; finally alternatives and reflections regarding nursing research are presented. The supposition that underlies through the article is that the qualitative paradigm does not present bigger use frequency in nursing investigations, due to the deficiency in the knowledge of this focus and the inadequate inclusion of both focuses in the process teaching/learning from the curricular design; however, it is categorized in the importance of both paradigms depending on the investigation object and the investigators vision
Palabras llave : Research; nursing; paradigms; triangulation.