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report IDENTIFYING THE RESEARCH PROBLEM - This involves stating what is the issue of concern that needs to be addressed. - It concerns stating what is the problem. - It gives a broad overview of the state of the problem. - You can briefly refer to the literature to support your views. SIGNIFICANCE Once you have stated the problem you can address its significance. It concerns why does this work need to be done? Possible reasons • It is something that we do not know already This is the most basic rationale. It addresses the knowledge gaps that need to be filled. On its own this type of rationale is not enough. • Other people think it is a problem This involves stating what other people have said and relies on finding individuals who believe that your research agenda is worth following (e.g. Cochrane review that concludes that the work conducted in a particular area is insufficient or flawed and needs further work). On its own it concerns an appeal to authority (e.g. ‘Jones (2001) asserted that a nurse initiated approach to eczema management is necessary and may provide important information for understanding and treating eczema). It can be used as one means to support your argument for significance but again it is not enough.
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Reference: Melnyk B. The theoretical framework could have implications in predicting and understanding a particular practice (e. If your research is able to address the problem in some way. E.edu. OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH Finish the introductory chapter with an overview of the remaining research chapters. Indicates that you have tried to think about your research within the wider context of health care. nursing study on what compels nurses to work in the intensive care environment can be used to address workforce planning problems for other workplace settings. • Solving the problem can help to address other problems. STATEMENT OF RESEARCH QUESTION(S) Research question (main question and subsidiary questions follow the significance). Modified from lecture note by Elizabeth Maniaz@ MANP. 25-37. • The work will help us to do things better Application of the findings can result in better targeting of interventions.au . DEFINITIONS Definitions of major terms used in the thesis are also put here. Interventions may become more efficient. Aims of the study also go here.M. Health Belief Model. Make sure your main research question is asked in an appropriate manner (refer to texts about how this is done). Self Efficacy model of care). mortality and morbidity facts). then the cost can be reduced. Philadelphia: Lippincott. effective and cost less.g. • The research is theoretically important If you are using a theoretical framework as a guide for your research then you can argue that the work has theoretical implications. Cost associated with the problem and its management. (2005) Evidence based practice in nursing.• The problem affects many people and/or costs a lot of money You can present epidemiological parameters associated with the problem (prevalence in Indonesia and how it compares with overseas figures.g. & Fineout-Overholt E. They usually follow the statement of the research question. pp. etc.Unimelb.