NR 439 Week 3 Discussion: Research Problems and Designs
NR 439 Week 3 Discussion: Research Problems and Designs
Research Problems and Designs
The research design flows from the research question and outlines the plan for the study that will answer the research question. The design identifies the major components of the study. It is important to remember that there is no one best design for a research study. Define qualitative and quantitative research designs.
After you review the designs, describe which research design you would expect to find when searching for evidence relevant to your own research question. Why? Explain your answer. NR 439 Week 3 Discussion: Research Problems and Designs
NR 439 Week 4 Discussion: Ethical and Legal Issues
Ethical and Legal Issues
Read one of the following:
Shepard, A. (2010). Moral distress: A consequence of caring. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing,
Stringer, S. (2013). Moral choices in end of life care for children. Cancer Nursing Practice, 12(7), 27–32.
Cite the article you chose. Describe the ways the subjects were vulnerable. Is there any conflict of interest? Which protections should be put in place to protect these subjects from harm? What are the incidence and prevalence of moral distress in nursing today?
NR 439 Week 5 Assignment: Reading Research Literature
Reading Research Literature – Week 5
Type your answers to the following questions using complete sentences and correct grammar, spelling, and syntax. Click Save as and save the file with your last name and Assignment, e.g.,NR 439 _RRL_Smith.Submit to the Week 5 RRL basket in the Dropbox by11:59 pm MT Sunday at the end of Week 5. The guidelines and grading rubric for this Assignment may be found in Doc Sharing.
Name:[replace this text with your name]
The following questions pertain to:
George, S., & Thomas, S. (2010). Lived experience of diabetes among older, rural people. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(5), 1092-1100.
1) What is the purpose of this research?
2) What is the research question (or questions)? This may be implicit or explicit.
3) Did the authors describe the research design of this study? If so, give a description.
4) Describe the population (sample) for this study.
5) Was the sample adequate for the research design that was selected?
6) Describe the data collection procedure.
7) How were the data analyzed after collection?
8) Discuss the limitations found in the study.
9) Discuss the authors’ conclusions. Do you feel these conclusions are based on the data that they collected?
10) How does this advance knowledge in the field? The following questions pertain to: Hunt, C., Sanderson, B., Ellison, K., (2014). Support for diabetes using technology: A pilot study to improve self-management. MedSurgNursing, 23(4), 231-237.
11)What is the purpose of this research?
12)What is the research question (or questions)? This may be implicit or explicit.
13) Did the authors describe the research design of this study? If so, give a description. 14)Describe the population (sample) for this study.
15) Was the sample adequate for the research design that was selected?
16) Describe the data collection procedure.
17)How were the data analyzed?
18)Discuss the limitations found in the study?
19)Discuss the authors’ conclusions. Do you feel these conclusions are based on the data that they collected?
20)How does this advance knowledge in the field.
NR 439 Week 5 Discussion: Data Collection and Measurement
Data Collection and Measurement
The tools that we use to collect data need to be reliable and valid. Define these terms with respect to research and explain why they are important.
Consider data collection and measure methods as you read the following online or after you download it.
American Nurses Association. (2014). Fast facts: The nursing workforce 2014: Growth, salaries, education, demographics & trends. Retrieved from Review these facts and describe what the results say about this sample of the nursing workforce. What do you believe was the intent of the researcher who designed the survey?
NR 439 Week 6 Assignment: Research Article Review Guidelines Purpose
Research Article Review Guidelines Purpose
The purpose of this Assignment is for the student to learn to assimilate, analyze, critique, and summarize an original research article.
Student is to select a report of a single, original study that has been published within the last five years from the CCN Library. Course Outcomes Through this Assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to meet the following course outcomes:
CO1: Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice.
(PO #7) CO2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (
POs #4 and 8)
CO4: valuate published nursing research for credibility and lab significance related to evidence-based practice.
(POs #4 and 8)
CO5: Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice.
(POs #7 and 8)
The Assignment is worth a total of 200 points.
You are to submit your paper to the Week 6 Research Article Review Dropbox by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 6.
Through this Assignment, the student will:
Conduct a systematic search of relevant databases to find research-based evidence related to a nursing problem (CO 1); Student is to use the CCN library for search.
Critique a peer-reviewed study, indicating the research question, sample, design of study, data collection method, findings, and limitations of each (CO 2, CO 4,)
Summarize the research article and evaluate the significance to nursing. (CO 3).
Please remember this Assignment can be sent to TurnitinWeek One draft box for review. If you wait until late Sunday night to submit, you may not receive your feedback in time if you need to make changes. Final submission must be in the Week 6 AssignmentDropbox and student will not receive Turnitin results. Please read the announcement on the Turnitin information.
Article must be from CCN Library and student is required to document working permalink to article.
Preparing the Paper
Conduct a PICO(T) search on the nursing problem that you identified in Week 2, Discussion questions. Select one most recent peer-reviewed study that describes original research in a single study.
Analyze the article and provide the following information in brief format: research question the study; type of sample and number of participants; research design of the study, findings of the study; and limitations of the study. Summarize the importance to nursing.
The estimated length of this paper is four (4) pages, excluding the title page and References page. Summarize the results of the study as outlined below:
Write a brief introduction to your paper, however do not label it as an “Introduction” in accordance with the rules of APA scholarly writing.
State the research question for this study in a paragraph.
Describe the research design of this study.
Explain how the sample was selected and include the number of participants. Make a judgment as to whether the sample size was adequate, and defend your answer why or why not.
Describe the data collection method(s) including who collected data, what tools were used, and other pertinent information.
Identify the limitations of the study, and describe how the limitations could be overcome in subsequent studies.
Describe the findings reported in the study. What is the answer to the research question based on these findings? If the study fails to answer the research question, what do you believe is the reason?
Summarize the article. Based on these findings, is the evidence that you found on your topic strong enough to suggest a change in practice, or an idea for practice? Please provide the rationale for your answer.
List your references, formatted in APA style, On the References page. Guidelines and a sample paper on APA may be found under Course Home in the Course Resources link. Follow the guidelines for writing professional papers using APA formatting as described in the 6th edition of the manual.
NR 439 Week 6 Discussion: Data Results and Analysis
Data Results and Analysis
After the data are collected, it is time to analyze the results! Discuss one of the four basic rules for understanding results in a research study. Compare clinical significance and statistical significance. Which one is more meaningful when considering applying evidence to your practice? Compare descriptive statistics and inferential statistics in research. Please give an example of each type that could be collected in a study that would be done on your nursing clinical issue you identified in previous Weeks.
NR 439 Week 7 Discussion: Applying and Sharing Evidence
Applying and Sharing Evidence After the data has been analyzed, conclusions are made regarding what the findings mean. Then, this information must be shared in order to achieve EBP.
Choose one of the articles from the RRL Assignment and discuss the findings. Would you apply the evidence found to your practice?
Explain your answer. Translating research into practice is the final and most important step in the research process. Review information you found in the Database Assignment, and explain ways in which you would share the research-based evidence with your peers.
NR 439 Week 8 Discussion: Applying and Sharing Evidence
Where Do You Go From Here?
How has your thinking changed about nursing research and evidence based practice as the result of this course? What challenges do you anticipate you will face in implementing EBP, and how will you overcome these challenges?