nursing research topic1 dq2 - What similarities and differences can you identify between the nursing process and the research process Explain your

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What similarities and differences can you identify between the nursing process and the research process? Explain your answer. Please support your response with a peer reviewed article. Re:Topic 1 DQ 2 The nursing process is a scientific method used by nurses to ensure the quality of patient care. This approach can be broken down into five separate steps. Assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating (American Nurse Association [ANA], 2016). In addition, the nursing process is a systematic approach that is used by all nurses to gather data, critically examine and analyze the data, identify client responses, design outcomes, take appropriate action, then evaluate effectiveness of action. More so, it is a common language for nurses to “think through” clinical problems. The two main study methods for the research process are quantitative (numeric) and qualitative (verbal), although mixed methods using both are growing. Quantitative studies tend to explore relationships among a set of variables related to the phenomenon, whereas qualitative studies seek to understand the deeper meaning of the involved variables. Quantitative studies typically involve scientific methodology to determine appropriate sample size, various designs to control for potential errors during data collection, and rigorous statistical analysis of the data. Qualitative studies tend to explore life experiences to give them meaning (Conner, 2014). The nursing process and research process have important similarities and differences. The two processes are similar because they both involve abstract, critical thinking and complex reasoning. These processes help to identify new information, discover relationships, and make predictions about phenomena. In both processes, information is gathered, observations are made, problems are identified, plans are developed, and actions are taken. Both processes are reviewed for effectiveness and efficiency; the nursing process is evaluated, and outcomes are determined in the research process (Grove, Gray, & Burns, 2015). The research and nursing processes also have definite differences. The research process is more complex than the nursing process. It requires an understanding of a unique language and involves the rigorous application of a variety of research methods the research process also has a broader focus than that of the nursing process, in which the nurse focuses on a specific patient and family. During the research process, the researcher focuses on large groups of individuals,
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