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The research process

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The research process

  1. 1. The Research Process<br />NURS 640<br />
  2. 2. Ask yourself questions, think…<br />What am I curious about?<br />What annoys me at work?<br />Isn’t there a better way to do ______?<br />Why do we do this procedure this way?<br />I wish I could find out more about ____.<br />
  3. 3. The research problem answers…<br />What is being studied<br />Who is being studied<br />And why it is being studied<br />
  4. 4. Refine your idea<br />What is wrong with ____?<br />How often does ____ occur?<br />Under what circumstances does ____ occur?<br />What will happen if ____?<br />What are the consequences of ____?<br />What causes _____?<br />How effective is ______?<br />What differences exist for ______?<br />
  5. 5. Some examples<br />How can I shorten wait times in my clinic?<br />What happens to siblings of children hospitalized for appendicitis?<br />How can nurses reduce stress for patients awaiting care in the ER<br />Many, many more…<br />
  6. 6. What makes a good topic? <br />It’s interesting<br />It’s do-able<br />It is important to know<br />The topic is specific enough to study something about it, but not so broad as to make it impossible to complete!<br />Would studying the problem create ethical problems?<br />

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