Air Pollution on Health

AirPollution on Health

AirPollution on Health

Fromthe moment the Clean Air Act of 1970 was established, the globe isseen to have experienced a reduction in the overall rate of airpollution. Although this is true, it is important to acknowledge thatAir pollution is still a factor that should be addressed, in regardsto the significance exhibited in the modern day. Air pollution is theintroduction of strange particles or elements, in the air. Once theparticles are in the air, they tend to cause problems includinghealth complications towards the individual and the whole society.


Tocomprehend the negative effects of Air pollution on the health of anindividual, one should establish a qualitative research approach. Aqualitative research approach is defined as a method of exploring fordata by use of small group entities drawn from the large populationbeing evaluated. In this design, a researcher will draw a sample froma larger group that is to be evaluated. The sample should be pickedrandomly from the larger population, and should also entail thecharacteristics of the larger population (Stake, 2007, p. 72).

Qualitativeresearch approach allows many forms of research design, but in ourcase, we need to adapt to interviews whether structured,semi-structured or unstructured. In an Interview, the researcher actsas the interviewer and asks the interviewee questions. Basically, aninterview is a rapport between the researcher and the individual fromthe sample. Apart from its many advantages, an interview creates aplatform where the researcher is able to acquire first-handinformation, besides the researcher can prompt for more questions inpursuit of answers.

Informationfrom the interview is worthy if the researcher attempts to conductmore than one interview, although a research group would allow moreopen discussion an interview will offer an extensive understanding ofthe effects of air pollution on health (Stake, 2007, p. 78).Trustworthiness in qualitative research tends to be similar toreliability and validity because of the dependency of the researcheron the information collected to establish facts about the largerpopulation using the sample.


Stake, R. (2007). The art of case study research. Sage: Thousand Oaks.