NURS 6052N WK5

 

 

In this Discussion, you consider the different research designs and evaluate how these designs have been used to research a specific topic. You also consider strategies for selecting an appropriate research design.

 

 

To prepare:

 

Review the information in the course texton quantitative research designs. Focus on the information in Box 9.1, “Guidelines for Critiquing Research Designs in Quantitative Studies” located on page 230 of the course text.

Select a topic from the list below and search the Walden Library to find two different quantitative research studies addressing that issue:

Caregiver stress

Anxiety in children

Sleep apnea

Depression in college freshmen

Rural health care issues

Post-traumatic stress syndrome

Traumatic brain injury in veterans

Health effects of environmental contaminants

Bipolar disorder

End-of-life ethical issues

Alternative medicine

For each of the sources that you select, identify the type of quantitative research design used, and evaluate whether it is the most appropriate approach to the research.

Consider the ramifications of choosing an inappropriate design for a research study.

 

Post 1 Page paper in 24 hours: the topic you selected, references for the two sources you identified, and the quantitative research design used in each. Critique the appropriateness of the design used and justify your comments with information from the Learning Resources. Discuss the ramifications of choosing an inappropriate design for a research study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEXT READING:

 

Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2012). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.).Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Chapter 8, “Planning a Nursing Study”

This chapter focuses on the necessary steps for planning a research study. It describes different research designs and their key features and discusses how to plan for data collection.

 

Chapter 9, “Quantitative Research Design”

This chapter explores quantitative research in greater depth including the importance of experimental design and the role of randomization in conducting research. The chapter also describes quasi-experimental design and observational research