Research Exam 1: Chapter 3
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What type of format is a road map displaying why a study was done, how it was done, and what was found
What is credibility
How well a study was conducted
What is relevancy
If a study is useable for my patient population
What question do you have to ask yourself when beginning to review a research article. What must the article contain?
Is this a report of an original research study? All essential elements
What 3 things must a research abstract include?
Why, How, and What
specific question/hypothesis > systematic method of data collection and analysis > results/findings
What is included in the format of a study project
- Abstract (<300 words)
- Intro (research ? or hypothesis)
What is a concise, interrogative statement written in the present tense and including one or more variables/concepts
What does a research question focus on
describing variables (phenomena), population studied, and examining testable relationships
What should a research question do?
- define specific question area
- reflect/review literature
- identify potential significance to nursing
- reflect feasibility of studying research question
What is the attribute or property in which organisms vary
Name two types of variables
What type of variable can be manipulated or not manipulated
What type of variable is not manipulated
What is the presumed effect that varies with change
What has the presumed effect on the dependent variable
What is the PICO model
What is the aim or goal the researcher is hoping to achieve
What does the study purpose suggest and imply?
- level of evidence to be obtained
What is a formal statement of the expected relationships between two or more variables in a specified population that suggests an answer to research questions
Examples of using the PICO method
- P: head injured infants
- I: how well S&S present in CT scan
- C: other clinical findings
- O: affect identification of drug
What are some purpose words and phrases you will encounter in nursing study reports?
- Acquire insights about...
- examine relationship between
- test the hypothesis that...
What is it called if a question doesn't have how it will happen in it?
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