Research class- lecture 2

Research class- lecture 2 - N264 - Nursing Research Class 2...

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N264 - Nursing Research Class 2 - Research Approaches and the Overview of the Research Process
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Objectives for Today Describe information found in the major components of a published research reports. Discuss terms associated with quantitative research. Identify differences in terms associated with qualitative research. Critique an abstract to answer questions about the research study.
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Contents of Research Articles Dictated by Journals - all types of formats and headings IMRAD format broad classification Title and Abstract I ntroduction M ethod R esults A nd D iscussion References
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Abstract Brief description of major features of a study found at the beginning of the journal article Always available when doing literature searches Generally includes specific information re: purpose, sample; findings; conclusions
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Introduction Description of: Central phenomena, concepts, or variables Study purpose, research questions, or hypotheses Review of the literature Theoretical/conceptual framework Study significance, need for the study
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Methods (Quantitative) Research design Sampling plan and characteristics of study participants (not subjects) Method to operationalize variables and collect data Study procedures, including procedures to protect participants Data analytic methods and procedures
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course N 264 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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