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Constructing HypothesesFoundations of Nursing Research

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What are the 18 steps of the research process?
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1. Identify the problem 2. Determine the purpose of the study 3. Review the literature 4. Develop a theoretical/conceptual framework 5. Identify the study assumptions 6. Acknowledge the limitations of the study 7. Formulate the hypothesis or research question 8. Define study variable/terms 9. Select the research design 10. Identify the population 11. Select the sample 12. Conduct a pilot study 13. Collect the data 14. Organize data for analysis 15. Analyze the data 16. Interpret
What is the first and most important step, in the research process?
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Identify the problem to be researched
Which step of the research process is often the most difficult and time consuming?
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Identifying and clarifying the problem to be researched. It often begins with a broad area of interest and is then drilled down to a more specific, one sentence statement of the problem.
How can “study problems” become indentified?
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Personal experiences, literature sources, previous research, or through testing of theories.
The “problem” of a study is best stated as a ___________.
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What should a problem statement specify?
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The population and variables that are being studied.
A ___________ is a characteristic or attribute that differs among the persons, objects, events, etc. that are being studied.
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Variable
Blood type is an example of a personal __________.
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Variable
“Is there a correlation between body image and self-esteem levels in women who have experienced mastectomies?” is an example of a __________ statement.
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Problem
What is the difference between a problem statement and a purpose statement?
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A problem statement identifies what is being studied, a purpose statement identifies why a study is being performed.
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“To develop a better understanding of the difficulties experienced by a woman after the loss of a body part that is closely associated with their feminine identity” is an example of a _______ statement.
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Purpose
How does a purpose statement that is clearly presented and justified aid the researcher?
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The researcher is much more likely to receive funding for the project and will be much more likely to obtain subjects for the study.
Research should be built on _____________.
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Previous knowledge
What should be done prior to performing a quantitative study?
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Determine what knowledge already exists for the study topic by reviewing literature sources.
In what ways does review of literature prior to a quantitative study assist the researcher?
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Determines what knowledge already exists, can help develop a theoretical or conceptual framework for the study, and can help a researcher plan study methods (including instruments or tools that can assist in measuring study variables).
How long should a researcher perform a literature review for a potential research study?
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Review of the literature should be performed from prior to the study all the way to the point of data collection.
The theoretical or conceptual framework of a study helps select and define the study ________. It also directs the development of the study ________.
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Defines Variables. Develops the hypothesis (and allows for interpretation of the results)
What type of research may not require a theoretical framework?
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A study that is strictly descriptive in nature
___________ are beliefs that are held to be true but have not been necessarily proven.
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Assumptions
How do study assumptions impact a research project?
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They influence the questions asked, data that is gathered and the way the data is interpreted.
  
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