W1DQ - Discuss the differences between research research utilization and evidence-based practice You may want to link this to the historical evolution

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Discuss the differences between research, research utilization, and evidence-based practice. You may want to link this to the historical evolution of research in nursing. Research is an orderly way of examining possible solutions to problems or answers to questions using a scientific and methodical approach (Polit & Beck, 2012, p. 3). In nursing, research is utilized to produce evidence that a specific way of practicing, educating, or administrating over other nurses is more beneficial than another. When the results of a study or a group of studies are adapted into a practical application that is unrelated to the original study, it is called research utilization (RU) (Polit & Beck, 2012, p. 26). RU is closely related to evidence based practice (EBP) in the sense that EBP is research utilization that includes other influences or considerations specific to the problem at hand (Polit & Beck, 2012, p. 26). The difference between research versus RU or EBP is the work involved. Research basically finds the evidence that supports or disproves a theory, while RU or EBP uses the evidence found in research to change the way we practice, educate, or administer in “real life.” Implementing changes should always have a reason behind the change. Research finds the reason, while RU or EBP is putting the results of the research to work. ReferencesPolit, D. & Beck, C. (2012). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice.9thEd. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.Identify and discuss two major ways in which qualitative research differs from quantitative research. Is one better than the other? Provide reference(s).While quantitative research is based on scientific method, qualitative research uses behavioral and social sciences as it aids in understanding the unique nature of human beings (Grove, Gray, & Burns, 2015). Qualitative nursing research
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