Research Question: What is the impact of staffing shortages on acute care hospitals in the United States?
Using the attached Chapter 4 – Data Collection, Analysis and Results (TEMPLATE), provide the data collection procedures, analysis and results of your proposed research study. In this section of your study, you will include the following information:
Introduction (describes all methods and procedures for collecting and analyzing the data and then presents the following sub-sections)
Data Collection Procedures (describe the methods and procedures for collecting the data including, if necessary, informed consent protocols for human participants and field tests preliminary to conducting the study)
Data Analysis and Results (For qualitative studies (which will have no hypotheses), discuss: (1) the type(s) of data obtained; (2) how the data will be prepared for analysis; (3) how the data will be coded; and (4) how the data will be initially analyzed (e.g., methodological approach [case study, grounded theory, etc.]). For quantitative studies (which contain hypotheses): (1) Decide on the type of data involved in each statistic and correlation; (2) Determine the descriptive statistics required or desired, including both descriptive statistics and summaries (diagrams, histograms, etc.); (3) Determine the sequence of methods for the desired analysis; and (4) Describe how each step will be carried out)
Data Analysis and Result- Specifcally, choose 20 articles that have done past research on staffing shortages within acute care hospitals in the United States. Each article will be a paragraph. You must describe – in detail and in its own paragraph – each of your selected studies. This means if you selected 20 sources (e.g., articles), you must have 20 separate paragraphs that discuss each source, including the study design (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, descriptive, analytic, etc.), the geographic location to which the study was conducted, the number of participants, participant demographics, and key findings.
The following chapter – Chapter 5 – speaks to the themes and trends in the literature. You will “answer” your research questions here based off the studies you spoke about in chapter 4: data collections.
Using the attached Chapter 5 – Conclusions and Recommendations (TEMPLATE), conclude your study by providing a thorough discussion of key findings, as well as any recommendations for further research. In this section of your study, you will include the following information:
Introduction (this introduction forms the transition, not an introduction to the study itself. State the purpose of the section and then present the following sub-sections)
Conclusions (what are the implications for the proposed hypotheses [for quantitative studies] or research questions [for qualitative or quantitative studies], the previous literature and the wider communities of interest?)