NR 439 Week 3 Discussions

NR 439 Week 3 Discussions

NR 439 Week 3 Discussions

Discussion 1 – Research Problems and Design

The research design flows from the research question and outlines the plan for the study that will answer the research question. The design identifies the major components of the study. It is important to remember that there is no one best design for a research study. Define qualitative and quantitative research designs.

Discussion 2 – Share a Research Design for Your Significant Nursing Clinical Issue

Describe which research design will work best for your research question. Why? Explain your answer.


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Ethical and Legal Issues (graded)

Read one of the following. Links to these articles, which may be found in the Chamberlain Library, are in your Syllabus.

Shepard, A. (2010). Moral distress: A consequence of caring. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14(1), 25–27. doi:10.1188/10.CJON.25–27. Stringer, S. (2013). Moral choices in end of life care for children. Cancer Nursing Practice, 12(7), 27–32.

Cite the article you chose. Describe the ways the subjects were vulnerable. Is there any conflict of interest? Which protections should be put in place to protect these subjects from harm? What are the incidence and prevalence of moral distress in nursing today?

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Data Collection and Measurement (graded)

The tools that we use to collect data need to be reliable and valid. Define these terms with respect to research and explain why they are important.

Consider data collection and measure methods as you read the following online or after you download it.

American Nurses Association. (2014). Fast facts: The nursing workforce 2014: Growth, salaries, education, demographics & trends. Retrieved from

Review these facts and describe what the results say about this sample of the nursing workforce. What do you believe was the intent of the researcher who designed the survey?

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