Instructions to the student: The reading worksheets are designed to assist you as you review the assigned readings in your Grove, Gray, and Burns (2015) textbook for this module. Read the assigned pages below, and answer the following questions. Chapter One: Introduction to Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice. Read pages 1 – 28 answer the following questions. What are the definitions of research vs. nursing research? What is evidence-based practice (EBP)? o Research is to search again o Nursing research findings influence practice adding to knowledge o EBP-from best practices, best research evidence What three elements make up evidence-based practice? Make sure you can describe or define them. o Best research evidence, clinical expertise, patient needs and values My goals for this course are to: appraise critically, synthesize, and apply research evidence. (hint: p 6.) Research evidence provides: description, explanation, prediction, and control of phenomena in our clinical practice. According to chapter one, what does that really mean? List the ways that knowledge is acquired in nursing. o Traditions, authority, borrowing, trial and error, role modeling, intuition, reasoning Name three types of research methods (starting on page 19 ) and briefly describe or define each of them. o Quantitative-# data is used to obtain information o Qualitative-subject approach to describe life experiences What research functions belong to each level of educational preparation in nursing (starting on page 25)? o BSN-read and critically appraise studies. Assist with data collection o MSN-critically appraise + synthesize studies o DNP-participate in development of EBP, developing guideline o PhD-major role in conducting research o Post doc-assume a full researcher role Chapter Two: Introduction to the Quantitative Research Process We will spend more time working to learn about the quantitative research process than about qualitative or outcomes research in this course. You should pay closest attention to material about the quantitative research process as you read the textbook. ©2015 UTA School of Nursing 1 Module 1 Reading Worksheet N4325 Nursing Research
Briefly describe the four common types of quantitative research: descriptive, correlational, quasi-experimental, experimental. p33 o Descriptive-exploration and description of phenomena in real life situations. Provides an accurate account of characteristics of particular individuals, situations or groups o Correlational research-systematic investigation of relationships between or among variables. Researcher’s measure selected variables in a sample an then use correlations statistics to determine the relationships among the study variables. o Quasi-experimental-examine casual relationships or determine the effect of one variable on another. Studies involve implementing a treatment or intervention and examining the effects of this intervention o Experimental-an objective, systematic, highly controlled investigation conducted for the purpose of predicting and controlling phenomena in nursing practice.
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- Fall '16
- Denise Cauble
- Nursing, Qualitative Research, UTA School of Nursing, UTA School