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QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND METHODS

Introduction

The quantitative method is the original scientific method. Quantitative research methods can be subdivided by various designs that researchers use to answer their research questions. In fact, the wording of the research question must match the methodology and may contain words that indicate the design. Quantitative research identifies what happened, but not why it happened. It identifies causation or relationships.

The relationships in a quantitative research study are similar to those used for a qualitative design. There is still a relationship between the theory, problem, purpose, and the research questions, hypotheses, and design. This week you will continue to expand your understanding of this framework by analyzing and evaluating research questions and hypotheses in quantitative studies. You will also learn about various quantitative research designs that researchers use to answer their research questions.

In addition, you will continue to analyze the interrelated elements of a research study, making the connection among theory, problem, and purpose, and research questions, hypotheses, and design.

Summary

For this assignment, you will craft a quantitative research question based on the HAC you selected for the Research Problem and Purpose Statements assignment, as well as examine quantitative methodologies and data collection strategies that would enable you to answer your research question.

There is no length requirement for this assignment. Most submissions that fully address all scoring guide criteria will be 2–5 pages long.

Instructions

For this assignment build on the work that you did in the Research Problem and Purpose Statements assignment.

The assignment has two distinct parts.

Part 1: Quantitative Research Question

For this first part of the assignment, you will formulate a research question that is appropriate for a research project that will use quantitative methodologies. Remember the HAC that you used in your Research Problem and Purpose Statements assignmentAdditionally, your research question should align with the problem and purpose statements that you developed at that time.

Keep in mind that a well-written research question should be a single statement.

When examining or creating qualitative research questions, the following checklist may be useful.

Quantitative Research Question Checklist

· Does the purpose statement fit logically with the problem statement? Does the purpose statement use similar words to the problem statement, or does it seem to address a different topic?

· Based on the problem statement, do the research questions align with the method and design of the study? For instance, are words like perception used that would automatically reject a quantitative study? Reference the research methodology publication to ensure alignment.

· Do questions seek to describe responses to the variables described in the study?

· Do the questions include words like compare or correlate that indicate a quantitative study?

· Do the questions include identification of the independent and dependent variables?

· Does the hypothesis fit with the research questions?

· Do the questions and hypothesis identify the participants for the research study?

· Do the questions and hypothesis specify the participants and the research site?

Relevant Scoring Guide Criteria

· Formulate a quantitative research question and associated hypothesis.

· Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.

Part 2: Quantitative Methods and Data Collection

For this second part of the assignment, you will draw on your readings about qualitative methods and data collection to first identify specific quantitative methodologies that will enable you to answer your research questions. Second, you will discuss specific qualitative data collection tools or strategies that are appropriate for this purpose. Questions to consider when looking for strategies and tools include the following:

· What is your research question specifically trying to answer?

· How does the specific HAC affect the types of tools and strategies that would work best?

· How does the health care setting where the research project will occur affect the types of tools and strategies that would work best?

This part should also include a review of why it is important to a potential research plan as a whole to ensure that your data collection plan is relevant to your chosen methodology.

This section should be 2–5 pages long, depending on the level of detail required to fully present your methodologies and data collection tools and strategies.

Relevant Scoring Guide Criteria

· Identify relevant quantitative methodologies that will support answering a research question.

· Describe quantitative data collection tools or strategies that are appropriate for answering a research question.

· Explain the importance of methodologically relevant data collection to a research plan as a whole.

· Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.

Additional Submission Requirements

· Structure: Include a title page, table of contents, and reference page.

· Length: There is no length requirement for this assignment. Most submissions that fully address all scoring guide criteria will be 2–5 pages long.

· References: Cite at least five current scholarly or professional resources.

· Format: Use APA style for references and citations.

· You may wish to refer to the following APA resources to help with your structure, formatting, and style:

· Evidence and APA.

Competencies Measured (Scoring guideline)

By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:

· Competency 1: Explain the different types of health care research methodologies.

· Identify relevant quantitative methodologies that will support answering a research question.

· Describe quantitative data collection tools or strategies that are appropriate for answering a research question.

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