In my opinion, I would like to suggest qualitative and experimental research approaches to identify why they did not prefer to use bednets for malaria prevention.
Qualitative research would aim to understand the underlying reasons and motivations behind respondents’ refusal to use bednets. Researchers can gain insight into participant’s points of view, beliefs, and experiences with bednet use by engaging in open-ended discussions. This methodology allows an in-depth investigation of attitudes, cultural variables, and environmental factors that quantitative methods may fail to capture.
Researchers can conduct in-depth interviews or organize focus group discussions with people who didn’t use bednets. Participants would be encouraged to share their ideas, concerns, and experiences with bednet non-usage via open-ended questions and probes.
Researchers can use experimental research to find causal associations between factors. As controlled experiments let researchers adjust specific factors and assess their impact on participants’ behavior or attitudes toward bednet use. This approach enables the isolation of specific variables that may impact bednet non-usage, providing insights into underlying respondent’s opinions.
Researchers may organize randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or quasi-experimental studies. Which participants would be randomly assigned to various experimental scenarios involving treatments or manipulations targeted to increasing bednet usage.