NU560 Unit 2 Discussion

NU 560 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice

Unit 2 Discussion

DQ1 Research Design

Please review the Unit 2 Introduction and Required Resources regarding qualitative and quantitative research design. Then, consider your selected evidence-based practice problem/topic from unit 1 and the unit 2 assignment. Then, respond to the following question(s):

Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research designs. Think about this in terms of methodology and outcome.

If you were to actually conduct your own research study, would your selected evidence-based practice problem/topic lend itself to a qualitative or quantitative design? (Describe specifics around the topic to support your findings.)

Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

Discussion Peer/Participation Prompt [Due Sunday]

Respond to at least two other student’s postings with substantive comments.

Substantive comments add to the discussion and provide your fellow students with information that will enhance the learning environment.

References and citations should conform to the APA standards.

Remember: Please respect the opinions of others, even if their views differ. In other words, disagree professionally and respectfully.

Plagiarism is never acceptable – give credit when credit is due – cite your sources.

Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.

Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.

DQ2 Sampling

How do the sampling methods and sample sizes vary for the different types of quantitative and qualitative research?

Hypothetically, what sampling method would you use to conduct a study of your selected evidence-based practice problem/topic? Why?

How would you determine the sample type and size?

Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

Discussion Peer/Participation Prompt [Due Sunday]

Respond to at least two other student’s postings with substantive comments.

Substantive comments add to the discussion and provide your fellow students with information that will enhance the learning environment.

References and citations should conform to the APA standards.

Remember: Please respect the opinions of others, even if their views differ. In other words, disagree professionally and respectfully.

Plagiarism is never acceptable – give credit when credit is due – cite your sources.

Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.

Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.