nursing research lecture 1

nursing research lecture 1 - Class 1 Overview of Nursing...

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Class 1 – Overview of Nursing Research & It’s Role in Evidence-Based Practice If you want to find out something new….
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Objectives for Today Discuss the place and importance of systematic research to the ongoing development of the nursing profession. Describe major characteristics of the two major paradigms for knowledge development Describe differences in two major approaches to data gathering and analysis Discuss research approaches and paradigms identifiable in a summary of two research activities
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Ways of knowing If you want to find out something new: Look into something that everyone has taken as gospel truth for the last 30 years.
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What is Research Research – systematic inquiry that uses disciplined methods to answer questions and solve problems Purpose of research: Describe, explain, predict, and control phenomena
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Basic Research Applied research Knowledge for knowledge’s sake. Not readily identifiable reason or specific purpose Generally basic research evolves into applied research Example: Genetic – DNA/RNA/chromosome trash research Generates knowledge that will directly influence clinical practice. Seeks solutions to immediate problems. Example: Human genome
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