The purpose of a hypothesis is predictive in nature we, as researchers, are offering a tentative,
testable, and falsifiable explanation for some relationship between variables associated with an
observable phenomenon (Shi, 2008).
We should attempt to refu
FINAL PROJECT PART V: QUALITY CHECKLIST
1. Is the primary research
question (or hypothesis)
The main research question guides the
direction and design of the study (Shi, 2008).
An effective research que
FINAL PROJECT PART II: READING A STUDY
Final Project Part II: Reading a Study
Define Topic and Need
What phenomenon does the study investigate?
The study by Clements et al. (2007) investigated reactions to, and emotional impacts of,
breast cancer diagno
Discussion Question 1: Evaluating the Validity of Statements
Validity is measuring what is supposed to be measured. Are your method and design sound? There are
several ways to do this in ones personal and professional lives. Evaluate the question on the b
FINAL PROJECT PART III: DESIGNING A STUDY
Research Question / Purpose of Study
The purpose of the present study is to determine if better, more flexible meal options will
significantly improve patients self-reported satisfaction with their inpatient hos
FINAL PROJECT PART I: FINDING A STUDY
Final Project Part I: Finding a Study
The forthcoming report represents the first of five deliverables comprising the students
final project for the present course. Herein, the researcher identifies her target healt
Discussion Question 1: Finding Evidence that Refutes a Hypothesis
Under what circumstances would it be useful to find evidence that refutes a hypothesis as to find
evidence that supports it? Give an example. To go further, can you imagine research that st
Discussion Question 1: Selecting a Relevant Sample
The research question or purpose of the study guides decisions about the research sampling. How might
researchers ensure that they select a sample relevant to the research without introducing a bias?
Discussion Question 1: Judging an Article
An authoritative voice is considered an independent point of view of a researcher. Gaining credibility in
research is part of the development of the researchers authoritative voice.
What would you consider an auth
Discussion Question 1: Experimental and Non-experimental Design
Research is typically experimental or non-experiment in design. It is important for the investigator to
know the difference.
Give an example of a question you would attempt to answer using ex
Compare the three study designs exploratory, descriptive, and explanatory.
1. What biases are built into these three research study designs?
2. Explain your answer
3. Provide specific examples.
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