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Nursing Research Chapter 6

Nursing Research Chapter 6

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Nursing research Problem
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Nursing Research Chapter 6
 Basic terminology
A research problem is a perplexing or troublingsituation that a researcher wants to address through disciplined inquiry.Many report include a statement of purpose (or purpose statement), which isthe researchers summary of the overall goal. A researcher might also identifyseveral aims or objectives-the specific accomplishment the researcher hope toachieve by conducting the study. Research questions are the specific queriesresearchers want to answer in addressing the research problem.2.
esearch Problems and Paradigms:
Researchers usually identify a broadtopic, narrow the scope of the problem, and then identify questions consistentwith a paradigm of choice. Quantitative studies usually involve concepts thatare fairly well developed, about which there is an existing body of literature,and for which reliable methods of measurement have been (or can be)developed.3.
ources of 
esearch Problem:
The most common sources of ideas fornursing research problems are clinical experience, relevant literature, socialissues, theory, and external suggestions. Clinical experience; Nurses everydayexperience is a rich source of ideas for research topic. Immediate problemsthat need a solution. Nursing literature; Ideas for studies often come fromreading the nursing literature. Social issues
Topic are sometimes suggestedby global social or political issues of relevant to the health care community.Theories
Theories from nursing and other related disciplines are anothersource of research problems. Ideas from external sources
External sourcesand direc suggestions come sometimes provide the impetus for a researchidea. .
evelopment and 
efinement of 
esearch Problems:
Researcherscommunicate their aim in research report as problems statements, statementsof purpose, research questions, or hypotheses.5.
The problem statement articulates the nature,context, and significance of a problem to be studied. Problem statementstypically include several components to develop an argument
problemidentifications (What is wrong with the current situation?); background(What is the nature of the problem, or the context of the situation, thatreaders need to understand?); problem scope (How big a problem is it, howmany people are affected?); consequences of the problem (What is the cost of not fixing the problem?); knowledge gaps (What information about theproblem is lacking?); and possible solutions to the problem (How will the newstudy contribute to the solution of the problem?).6.
tatements of Purpose:
A statement of purpose, with summarizes theoverall study of goal, identifies the key concepts (variables) and the studygroup or population. Purpose statement often communicate, through the useof verbs and others key terms, the underlying research tradition of qualitativestudies, or whether study is experimental in quantitative ones.7.
esearch Question:
A research question is the specific query researcherswant to answer in addressing the research problem. In quantitative studies,research questions usually are about the existence, nature, and direction of relationships.8.
esearch Hypotheses:
Functional of Hypotheses in Quantitative Research
 A hypotheses is a statement of predicted relationships between two or morevariables.9.
haracteristics of Testable Hypotheses:
A testable hypothesis inquantitative studies states the anticipated association between one or moreindependent and one or more dependent variables.

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