Module 2 Overview
It is helpful if you think about the research process in terms of the nursing process.
Assess – Define the problem
Diagnose – Purpose
Plan – Methods/Design
Intervention – Findings
Evaluation – Discussion
This week you will primarily work with the problem, purpose, and theoretical framework. Although the theoretical framework is not part of the process listed above, it is imperative for guiding the study. Another important part of a study is the literature review. The literature review is a review of the research about that particular topic. It usually also includes a review of how the theoretical framework has been used in healthcare research.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Analyze the steps of the research process.
Analyze the problem and purpose of a specific study.
Distinguish how the theoretical framework guides the study.
Reading & Resources
Read Chapters 3-6 In Polit, D.B., & Beck, C.T. (2016). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing research (10th ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.
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Choose a quantitative research article (not a systematic review) that relates to a problem at your facility. Discuss the problem, purpose, theoretical framework, and literature review for the study. Use a URL or permalink from the university Library for your research article in your post (do not upload a PDF of the research article).
Remember to respond to at least two of your peers. Please refer to the Course Syllabus for Participation Guidelines & Grading Rubric.