Week 4: Designs: A Plan to Study for the Truth


This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcomes (COs).

CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs 4 & 8)

CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and significance related to evidence-based practice. (POs 4 & 8)
This week we learned how research designs are different and help us to objectively study nursing problems; the key is to decide which type of research and design will serve the purpose or intent to find a solution. After completing Week 4 readings and lesson, answer the following:

Reflect on your learning about Quantitative and Qualitative research; share two ways that helped you understand how they are different.
Chose one category of study design that you found interesting and describe; include how you believe it can help study nursing problems.
Refer back to your article you located for your Week 3 Assignment and answer the following: (*if you were unsuccessful with your article search, search the library again for an article)

Locate and describe the type of research and the study design.

oExplain how the design supported the purpose/intent of the study.