SG for Test One - Nursing Research

SG for Test One - Nursing Research - Nursing Research Test...

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Unformatted text preview: Nursing Research Test One Research: systematic, controlled investigation of presumed relationships among variables Means of Knowing Tradition: method of tenacity Experience: established belief Logic: inductive/deductive Scientific Approach: order, control, empirical, generalization Purposes of Science: DESCRIBE, EXPLORE, EXPLAIN, PREDICT, CONTROL Nursing Research: systematic gathering of info to gain, expand, or validate knowledge about health and responses to health related problems Links theory, education, and practice Research Process 1. Define & Describe the Knowledge Gap- a process of thoughtful and informed exploration of the problem to arrive at a refined purpose- requires creative thinking and questioning- requires review of existing THEORY and RESEARCH- may result in an explosion of info; but at the same time a foundation of knowledge is established- Assumptions: ideas that are taken for granted or viewed as truth without conscious or explicit testing- out of this a research purpose can be developed (tells us the variables for the study and general type of study) Nursing Research Test One 2. Develop a plan to gather info- ideas about how to do the study are generated- past research and theory suggest study designs, sampling strategies, and measurement approaches- variables may be redefined, nature of study will be identified (qualitative or quantitative), study design will be established, study popu defined, sampling strategies developed, measures identified- decisions depend upon existing knowledge, potential settings, samples, pragmatics and ethics, resources- once a detailed plan for the study is developed formally presented to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for review and approval 3. Implement the study- researchers need to maintain meticulous documentation to assure rigor and validity of study- steps may be revisited as unexpected issues arise 4. Analyze and interpret the results- in QUALITATIVE studies, this step is interwoven with Step 3- in QUANTITATIVE studies this documentation is often kept in a codebook- Codebook: record of the categorization, labeling, and manipulation of data about variables 5. Dissemination of the findings- Dissemination: spreading or sharing of new knowledge- Summary reports to organization, participants; verbal report to agencies, committees; publication to lay press; professional paper and poster at conferences; PUBLICATION OF A FORMAL RESEARCH REPORT IN PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS - depth and detail varies with method and audience Nursing Research Test One - the research report reflects the research process, but only provides a short summary of the outcome of each step- does not often provide a full picture of all the thought and work that went into a study Barriers to the Research Process Lack of knowledge or research skills Lack of resources (time, money) Lack of available measures or methods may lead to a pilot study Pilot Study: small research study that is implemented to develop and demonstrate the effectiveness...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course NUR 00001 taught by Professor Abc during the Spring '11 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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