Research Hypotheses Fall 2008 STUDENT HO

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Developing Research Questions and Hypotheses Nina Fredland, PhD, RN, CS, FNP University of Texas School of Nursing N264 Fall 2008
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Content Topics Content Topics Origins of research problems Developing and refining the research problem The relationship between a paradigm of thought and the research problem
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Content Statements of purpose and research questions Hypothesis statement Hypothesis testing Application Activity Research Team Work
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Research Problem Terms Research problem: perplexing, or troubling condition Problem statement: statement of research problem Research question: specific ? ? researcher wants to answer related to research problem
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Hypotheses : predictions about relationships among variables Statement of purpose: summary of overall study goal Research aims/objectives: specific accomplishments to be achieved by conducting study
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Quantitative studies concepts well-developed existing body of literature reliable measurement methods Qualitative studies concept poorly understood literature limited need to expand understanding of phenomenon & its measurement
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Sources of Problems Clinical experience Nursing literature Social issues Theories External sources
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Develop & Refine Develop & Refine Research Problems Research Problems Topic Research Problem Research Questions
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Problem Examples Obesity in children Substance abuse Alcohol use in college students Self-esteem in stoma patients Access to health care for migrant workers Emotional impact of having a sibling with severe disabilities Spirituality in dying patients Humor as a stress reduction technique HIV/AIDS in teens Type 2 Diabetes in children
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Problem Statements Identify nature, context, & significance of problem Broad enough to include central concerns Narrow enough to guide study design
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Significance of Problem Potential to generate or refine relevant knowledge for practice A significant problem: Impacts nursing practice Builds on previous research Promotes theory testing or development
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Research Question ? Concise,
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