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Basic steps in planning nursing research : from question to proposal /

Title:
Basic steps in planning nursing research : from question to proposal /
Author:
Wood, Marilynn J.
Published:
Sudbury, Mass. : c2011.
Format:
Book
Institution:
Emmanuel College, MCPHS Worcester
Contents:
1. How to write a researchable question. Research topics -- What is a researchable question? -- Asking research questions -- Examining components of a research question -- Be interested in your idea -- 2. From question to problem. Finding the level of knowledge about a topic -- How to search the literature on your topic -- Level of theory and level of question -- Developing the research problem from the literature review -- Beginning with an observation -- 3. The full and final research problem. Elements of a research problem -- The psychology of argument -- Strongest argument last -- Substantiate what you say -- 4. Critical review of the literature. Content of a critique -- What to critique -- How to do a critique -- Guidelines for critique of published research -- Where does the critique belong? -- 5. Stating the purpose of the study. Level I: the purpose written as a declarative statement -- Level II: the purpose written as a question -- Level III: the purpose written as a hypothesis -- Examining the components of a hypothesis -- The significance of the statement of purpose -- Stating the purpose of the study: a summary -- 6. Defining your terms. Types of variables -- Defining the independent variable -- How variables are measured -- Terms that need definition -- Writing operational definitions: a review -- 7. The research design : blueprint for action. Designing your study from the question -- Characteristics of research designs -- Issues of control -- Descriptive designs -- Experimental designs -- Controlling unwanted influences -- Level of study and degree of control -- 8. Selecting the sample. Types of samples -- Sample size -- Level of study and sample selection -- 9. Selecting a method to answer the question. Observation -- Questionnaires and interviews -- Available data -- Physiological measures --

Online access:
No online access
Library holdings:
Emmanuel Main Stacks
RT81.5 .W647 2011Available
MCPHS Circulation - Worcester Campus
RT81.5 .W647 2011Available