Case study approach to research
Data collection and analysis
Framework and model development
Quasi-experimental study design
Development of local, national, and international nursing research conferences by Sigma Theta Tau
Initiation of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Formation of the National Institute for Nursing Research
Development of a Nursing Research Council as part of the American Nurses Association
Reasoning from all chronically ill patients to a single chronically ill patient
Reasoning from a single diabetic patient to all diabetic patients
Using a standard nursing care plan to care for a specific patient
Using a computerized nursing care plan to care for insulin-dependent diabetic patients.
Are easy to implement.
Require few resources.
are both process oriented.
Balance each other by generating different types of nursing knowledge.
Time frame in which the research takes place
Degree of aggressiveness used in acquiring the data
Amount of control and precision exerted by the methodology
Process used to synthesize findings to form conclusions from a study
Highly controlled, field
Partially controlled, laboratory
Highly controlled, laboratory
Identifies new information
Involves abstract, critical thinking
Has a broader focus
Utilizes complex thinking
Subjects will complete every item on the questionnaire.
Subjects are able to identify a personal awareness of QOL.
All liver transplant recipients invited to participate in the study will complete a questionnaire
QOL is an important issue to liver transplant recipients.
Defining the research variables.
identifying the research problem.
Stating the research purpose.
Determining the feasibility of the study.
Nursing code of ethics