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MAKING RESEARCH REAL AND RELEVANTResearch Real and RelevantFaculty of Health Discipline, Athabasca UniversityNURS 328: Exploration of Professional Nursing PracticeKari MardianFebruary 14, 20201
MAKING RESEARCH REAL AND RELEVANTMaking Research Real and RelevantThe purpose of this assignment is to gain an understanding of the research process by developing a research proposal. To gain knowledge and understanding of the research process, this paper will outline the process by presenting an example with the necessary steps. To conducta study, the research process starts with the identification of the problem and the problem statement, the significance of addressing the problem, search terms that were considered in the literature search, summary of the findings of two literature review, gaps in the literature, the research question, research approach and design, research hypothesis, the use of variables, identification of target population and accessible population, sampling procedure used, researchability and feasibility, challenges in conducting the study, followed by a conclusion of this research proposalThe Research Problem and the Problem Statement“Seasonal influenza is a major cause of serious respiratory illness and death each winter, and influenza A(H3N2) contributes disproportionately to the public health burden” (Belongia & Mclean, 2019, p. 1817).Despite the overflowing advocacy and health promotion efforts by Public Health in promoting the influenza vaccine, not everyone believed in it. Some people would rather use traditional/herbal medicine to try to prevent influenza infection. Evidence show that influenza vaccine is not effective as it seems, resulting to a decline in influenza vaccination rate, as evidence by the 2016-2017 study conducted by Flannery, et al. (2019). To gain further understanding about the issue, the purpose of this study is to compare the rate of influenza infection between non-immunized (using traditional medicine) healthy individuals versus immunized healthy individuals taking into consideration the severity of infection for both participants.2
MAKING RESEARCH REAL AND RELEVANTSignificance of the ProblemThe significance of the problem is to gain full understanding of the effectiveness of influenza vaccination versus traditional/herbal medicine to guide targeted strategies for improving the prevention of influenza infection.Search TermsThe search terms used in conducting this research proposal are influenza vaccination, influenza vaccination compliance, effectiveness, non-immunize people, rate of influenza infection, prognosis of influenza infection, alternate medicine, traditional medicine, herbal medicine, prevalence of influenza infection.Literature ReviewThe two literature that will be discussed in relation to the research proposal are two studies done by Flannery et al., (2018) and Abraham et al., (2019). Flannery’s et al., study tested the effectiveness of influenza vaccine in 5 US cities in the year 2016-2017. The study was