Research Design and Data Collection Method
Group members will need access to the approved article, and course texts and APA manual as a minimum to complete this assignment.Recall: you will earn a group grade for this assignment.Record responses to each question in the “grey” spaceprovided for each question.The grey box will expand as you type.Your responses should be your own words and written in complete sentences.“Yes” or “no” answers will not be accepted and will result in point(s) deduction. N/A responses require justification of why that criteria/question does not pertain to your article.Minimize use of direct quotes except where specifically requested. Requests for tables must include columns and rows if needed. It is not appropriate to use spacing for a table.
If you are unfamiliar with how to make a table in a Word document, please to the “Resources” tab in Blackboard and scroll to:"How to Make a Table in a Word Document”. Failure to include a table when asked will result in point deduction for that specific question. Review the “Hints”placed throughout the worksheet prior to responding to the question. Be sure you understand what the questions are asking and verify that you have addressed all questions within a specific question set. Do not respond until you know what is being asked.Contact your faculty if clarification is needed.
11a.Identify the research design for your selected study.Discuss how the data collection method is appropriate (fits or is consistent) with the research design. (You may want to review your response to question 9a-Module 2 Worksheet)
11b:What specific data/information did the researchers collect?How did this information/data address the research question?Under what specific heading in your article did you find the answer to these questions? Identify the page number(s).
11c:Discuss how the researcher collected the data.
Were specific instruments used to collect the data? If yes, what was the name(s) of the instrument(s)?(Identify the page number you found this information. Make a two-column table; place the exact name of the specific instrument(s) to collect the data (if the researcher developed the instrument and did not name the tool, then state researcher developed tool) and in the second column the page number where you found this information.Make sure you do this for each specific instrument used in this study.
11d:If an instrument was used, what was the type and format of the instrument?(Likert scale (pages 273; 284-85), open-ended question(s), physiologic measure (for example, a blood pressure reading), risk assessment tool, etc.).Make a table and in the first column identify the instrument by name and in the second column identify the type and format of the instrument.Do this for each specific instrument used in this study.
Data Collection Instruments
11e:How did the participants in the study obtain/receive or gain access to the instruments/tools/survey/questionnaire/physiological measures, etc. in order for the researchers to obtain the data?
11f:Discuss who specifically collected the data.Discuss if the person(s) collecting the data were trained in data collection procedures.(If yes, state page number(s) where you found this information).If this information is not provided in your article-state “Information Not Provided”.
11g:If an instrument/tool/survey/questionnaire etc. was developed/written specifically for the study by the researcher(s), was the reader informed who and how the instrument/tool was developed?
11h:Discuss how the authors presented evidence or discussed the reliability of the instruments/tools/survey/measurements.What page number(s) did your find this information?Did the researchers present the Cronbach’s Alpha or the test-retest reliability related to the instrument?If yes, how would you interpret this statistic related to reliability? If no information was presented in the article on reliability of an instrument, discuss how an instrument would be determined reliable?
11i:Discuss how the researcher(s) presented evidence or discussed the validity of the instruments/tools/survey/measurements.What type of validity did they implement regarding the instruments/tools/survey/measurements?How did they specifically determine validity?What page number(s) did you find this information? If no information was presented in the article on validity discuss how an instrument would establish validity?Be specific as to type of validity you would expect.
12a:How is the data analyzed?What is the name of method/test provided? State the page number where the data analysis method is identified.Discuss how the analysis fit the research question.For this response, make a table and in column 1 identify the data approach of inferential or descriptive (see Chapter 16 in Lo-Biondo-Wood and Haber) used, in column 2-identify the specific statistic(s) used in your study as it relates to the data approach and the page number where the data analysis method was identified. Lastly, in column 3 provide the rationale for using the specific statistical test as it relates to your selected study. How does this statistical data analysis fit the research question?
12b:What level of measurement is used to measure each of the major research variables?(See pages 282-85).Justify your answer with an example from your study if this information is provided.(State page number where you found this information).To answer this question, you are to make a table: label one column: Research Variable(s); another column: LOM (level of measurement); and the 3rd column: explaining how you knew that was the level of measurement.
12c:Identify the statistical test(s) used for varying level of measurements found in your study.Did researchers use an appropriate type of statistic for the level of measurement associated with each variable?Now, copy the table you provided in answering questions 12b.Add a column, indicating the specific statistical test for the level of measurement and another column indicating if the statistical analysis was appropriate answering yes or no and then your rationale for your answer.
12d:What are the important/significant findings/results?Place this answer in table format with just one column for listing findings.
12e:Discuss if or how the findings were statistically significant. How did you know the findings were statistically significant?Provide rationale and state the page numbers when appropriate.Was the p value provided?How would you interpret the findings in relation to the p value?Now, copy the table from 12d, add one column indicating if statistical significance was found.Add another column with the p value if provided and exact page number (s) where you found this information.The last column should address your interpretation of the p value as related to the statistical findings.
12f:Discuss/identify the effective use of table and figures, ease of interpretation, correct labeling, etc.How did this information add to the reader’s understanding? Discuss what information could have been deleted or added to the tables and figures. (State the page number of all tables and figures in this article). Respond to this question by inserting a table. The first column of the table should indicate the table number/figure number/page number of the table/figure. The second column should address ease of interpretation, and/or correct labeling.The third column should address how this information enhanced your understanding and the last column what information you would suggest needed to be added or deleted to the tables and figures. If you selected article did not include tables or figures, suggest what tables and figures would have been helpful and what data should have been included.
13a:Discuss how you believe the findings advance nursing science.(While this is your thoughts, apply specific findings/information from the study that contributed to your answer).
13b:Discuss if the researcher(s) clearly identify the implications of the research for nursing practice?(State page number where you found this information.If they did not discuss,then write N/A.
13c:What study limitations did the researcher(s) identify?(State the page number where limitations are identified).Discuss any limitations you identify that the researcher(s) did not address from your perspective as the reader.Place identified limitations in a table format and include page number (s) indicated after each limitation.
13d:What did the researcher(s) recommend for future research?(State page number where this information is found).Place identified recommendations in a table format and include page number(s) found after each recommendation.
14a:Discuss the researcher(s) recommendations for how this study should inform/change nursing practice.(State the page number where recommendations are located). This answer differs from 13a as this information is taken directly from the article and is not your thoughts
14b:What recommendations were made by the researcher(s) specifically focused on nursing education?(State the page number(s) where recommendations are located).If not discussed then answer with:This information was not addressed in the article.
14c:What recommendations would you suggest for nursing practice and/or nursing education based on the research findings not identified by the researcher(s)?