Quantitative Research Designs

Quantitative Research Designs

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Volume of 2 pages (550 words)

Assignment type : Research Paper

Discussion: Quantitative Research Designs

In order to find the best information on a topic, not only should you develop a question and search for resources, but you should also know how to analyze the value of the resources that you identify. There are different ways to evaluate resources, such as using the hierarchy of evidence, which you explored in Week 4 of this course. Another way to evaluate resources is to consider the appropriateness of the research design. Understanding how research designs contribute to the quality of a study is essential for being able to analyze resources when conducting a literature review or locating evidence for practice.
In this Discussion, you consider the different research designs and evaluate how these designs have been used to research a specific topic. You also consider strategies for selecting an appropriate research design

To prepare:
• Review the information in the course text on quantitative research designs. Focus on the information in Box 9.1, “Guidelines for Critiquing Research Designs in Quantitative Studies” located on page 210 of the course text.
• Select a topic from the list below and search two different scholarly or peer reviewed quantitative research studies addressing that issue:
o Caregiver stress
o Anxiety in children
o Sleep apnea
o Depression in college freshmen
o Rural health care issues
o Post-traumatic stress syndrome
o Traumatic brain injury in veterans
o Health effects of environmental contaminants
o Bipolar disorder
o End-of-life ethical issues
o Alternative medicine
• For each of the sources that you select, identify the type of quantitative research design used, and evaluate whether it is the most appropriate approach to the research.
• Consider the ramifications of choosing an inappropriate design for a research study

Main Post
Post the topic you selected, references for the two sources you identified, and the quantitative research design used in each. Critique the appropriateness of the design used and justify your comments with information from the Learning Resources. Discuss the ramifications of choosing an inappropriate design for a research study

This is how the Discussion post should be Presented
Title of Post Here
Brief introduction is needed.
Use Headings Related to Each Topic to Discuss
Now you can write 8-10 statements about the topic here. Be sure to add support throughout!
Continue to Use Headings to Discuss Each Topic
Continue to address the next topic. Be sure to use good transition statements as you proceed. As always, bring in support from learning resources, course video, and reliable outside sources. Be sure to format properly within content of post. Check out Writing Center and parenthetical and in-text citations.
Summarize main points presented in post Aim for 5 sentences in summary. Do not introduce anything new in a summary.
Be sure to list references in alphabetical order per APA. See common reference list examples in Writing Center resources on how to cite properly in APA various resources such as books, journal articles,and more.
As an FYI, sometimes copy and paste takes away the hanging indents. No worrries as this is a Blackboard issue that all faculty members are aware of and points will not be taken off for such cases.

In-text citations should match the references
Please use only Peer-Reviewed articles of not longer than 5 years old
Please Use Proper APA formatting in the discussion.
Please Use at least 3 References.
Learning Resources
Required Readings
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2017). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
• Chapter 8, “Planning a Nursing Study”
This chapter focuses on the necessary steps for planning a research study. It describes different research designs and their key features and discusses how to plan for data collection.

• Chapter 9, “Quantitative Research Design”
This chapter explores quantitative research in greater depth including the importance of experimental design and the role of randomization in conducting research. The chapter also describes quasi-experimental design and observational research.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2012m). Quantitative research for evidence-based practice. Baltimore, MD: Author.

In this video, Dr. Kristen Mauk explains specific quantitative research designs, methods, and considerations related to her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) project. She discusses how she developed her research design and how she used sound quantitative research methods throughout her project.

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