Course :nursing research

  Discussion 2

This discussion forum is based on your readings from Chapters one and two from your course text. What type of research topic would be of interest to you? Elaborate on factors that motivated you and what are you seeking?

Make sure that you select a topic that is something that you are passionate about. Remember this is a subject matter that you will investigate for the duration of our semester.

Read: Chapter 1 Identifying a Research Topic

Read: Chapter 2 Reviewing the Literature

Discussion Post: 

Due Date: Saturday night at 2359

Please start thinking about the library assignment that is due in week three. 

Please refer to the grading rubric for this weeks discussion post.

Do not forget the first academic assignment.

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Week Two – Conducting Research and Literature Review

I hope that your week is off to a good start. Your first week has concluded we are moving along with reading our textbooks and becoming familiar with the course syllabus, obtaining all your necessary course materials, and class introductions. Again, it is very nice to meet everyone.

The first assignment is nearing its due date. Thank you everyone who has completed its requirement, it is important that everyone understands the importance of the content that was contained.

Our course textbook, Tappen (2015) will assist us with the identification of a research topic as a part of this week’s assignment and taking the time to review the associated literature that will also correlate with our proposed research topic. Has anyone given thought to their research topic?

One sound word of advice is selecting a topic that will be of interest to you as an individual. From a personal viewpoint, researching a topic that is of interest to you is far better than painfully suffering through a subject matter that may be horrific or has no relevance. This would cause you to submit work that may have minimal effort as opposed to a robust assignment that one may be passionate about in their field of expertise.

This week please take the time and read Chapters one and chapters two in Tappen (2015). Once the readings are completed and you gain an understanding, please answer the discussion post (make sure you understand the grading rubric for the discussion post – refer to your course syllabus) that is due on Saturday night at 2359. Remember initial posts are 250 words and at least two responses of 150 words each are required with references to support your statements.

So, let us begin with a focus on stages of assembling a research study. According to Tappen (2015), the following components were identified:

· Identification of an interesting problem

· Problem exploration or interest area to find out what is known

· Definition of the research topic

· Generation of question or hypothesis

· Conducting the study

· Analyze the results

· Reporting the findings

Please take a moment to review this overview video of conducting research:

How To Choose A Research Topic For A Dissertation Or Thesis (7 Step Method + Examples)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXvoKE6_wQo

Regarding the literature review, I always like to ensure that I am utilizing superior levels of evidence to support my intended research. For example. I am developing a thesis about what type of evidence do I wish to include to establish my credibility as a researcher? Would you support an article from Wikipedia as opposed to a scholarly publication from Yale Unive

Discussion 2

This discussion forum is based on your readings from Chapters one and two from your course text. What type of research topic would be of interest to you? Elaborate on factors that motivated you and what are you seeking?

Make sure that you select a topic that is something that you are passionate about. Remember this is a subject matter that you will investigate for the duration of our semester.

Read: Chapter 1 Identifying a Research Topic

Read: Chapter 2 Reviewing the Literature

Discussion Post:

Due Date: Saturday night at 2359

Please start thinking about the library assignment that is due in week three. 

Please refer to the grading rubric for this weeks discussion post.

Do not forget the first academic assignment.

Discussion Post Rubric:

Each posting and Reading Reflection:

Criteria

1 Point

0.75 Point

0.50 Point

0.25 Point

Participation

Weight 25.00%

100 %

3 Posts

80 %

2 Posts

60 %

1 Post

0 %

0 Posts

Quality of information

Weight 25.00%

100 %

Information is clear and relates to the topic

80 %

Information is somewhat clear and might relate to the topic

60 %

The information has little relation to the topic and is not clearly displayed

0 %

Information is not clear, and it does not relate to the topic

Resources

Weight 25.00%

100 %

Provides resources using APA guidelines

80 %

Provides resources without APA guidelines

60 %

Limited on the resources provided with major errors in APA

0 %

Provides no resources

Critical Thinking

Weight 25.00%

100 %

Enhances the critical thinking process through premise reflection

80 %

Enhances the critical thinking process without premise reflection

60 %

Does enhance the critical thinking process in a very limited manner

0 %

Does not enhance the critical thinking process

VIEWPOINT

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JN ▼ May 2015 ▼ Vol. 115, No. 5 11

By Morgan Yates, BScN, RN

Research in Nursing Practice

Bridging the gap between clinicians and the studies they depend on.

Research provides the foundation for highquality,

evidence-based nursing care. However,

there isn’t a direct flow of knowledge

from research into practice. When I ask nurses

where the “evidence” to guide the development

of “evidence-based care” comes from, I get an interesting

array of answers, from “researchers” to

blank stares, as if there’s no connection between

the worlds of researchers and bedside nurses.

If research evidence informs our nursing practice,

why doesn’t it come from all

of us? Nurses are inquisitive,

think critically about their patients’

care, and want to know

the best treatments for their

patients—all of which makes

them perfectly suited for research.

Though the majority

of nurses don’t have the training

to conduct research projects

without assistance, they

know how to ask questions and they know which

questions need answering.

Yet research is often perceived as something undertaken

by others far removed from the front lines of

nursing practice. I believe that many nurses’ notions

about who does or doesn’t do research are rooted in

our identity as nurses, which often manifests in a belief

that “good” nurses are not researchers but instead

have excellent clinical skills and can manage any crisis

on a unit. A 2007 study by Woodward and colleagues

in the Journal of Research in Nursing found that nurse

clinicians engaged in research often perceive a lack of

support from nurse managers and resentment from

colleagues who see the research as taking them away

from clinical practice.

The distinction often drawn between nursing research

and clinical practice is mirrored in the inconsistent

translation of research evidence into practice.

Despite widespread promotion of evidence-based

practice in nursing, creation of new translational research

roles for nurses in major medical centers, and

Medicare reimbursement policies in the United States

tied to implementation of specific evidence-supported

practices, studies continue to suggest much room for

improvement. In a September 2014 article in this journal,

Yoder and colleagues noted that researchers have

consistently found that “nurses who valued research

were more likely to use research findings in practice.”

Such observations sug