NRS433 Introduction to Nursing Research NRS 433 / NRS433 / NRS433V / NRS433 V Week 1 Discussion DQ1 PICOT is utilized by the health care community to identify and study a nursing practice problem. Consequently, PICOT examples that may provide insight into the use of the PICOT process may not be relevant to nursing practice as they are based on a medical practice problem. Define evidence-based practice. Describe the difference between a nursing practice problem and a medical practice problem. Provide one example of each. Discuss why is it important to ensure your PICOT is based on a nursing practice problem. DQ2 Nursing research is used to study a dilemma or a problem in nursing. Examine a problem you have seen in nursing. Provide an overview of the problem and discuss how addressing the problem through nursing research can improve patient outcomes. Provide rationale and support for your answer.   NRS433 Introduction to Nursing Research NRS 433 / NRS433 / NRS433V / NRS433 V Week 2 Discussion DQ1 Qualitative data have been described as voluminous and sometimes overwhelming to the researcher. Discuss two strategies that would help a researcher manage and organize the data. DQ2 The three types of qualitative research designs are phenomenological, grounded theory, and ethnographic research. Compare the differences and similarities between two of the three types of qualitative studies and give an example of each.   NRS433 Introduction to Nursing Research NRS 433 / NRS433 / NRS433V / NRS433 V Week 3 Discussion DQ1 Provide examples of experimental and nonexperimental research design. Contrast the levels of control applied to each. DQ2 Describe sampling theory and provide examples to illustrate your definition. Discuss generalizability as it applies to nursing research.           NRS433 Introduction to Nursing Research NRS 433 / NRS433 / NRS433V / NRS433 V Week 4 Discussion DQ1 Compare independent variables, dependent variables, and extraneous variables. Describe two ways that researchers attempt to control extraneous variables. Support your answer with peer-reviewed articles. DQ2 Describe the seven “levels of evidence” and provide an example of the type of practice change that could result from each.   NRS433 Introduction to Nursing Research NRS 433 / NRS433 / NRS433V / NRS433 V Week 5 Discussion DQ1 The theoretical foundations of qualitative and quantitative methods are very different, but many researchers believe both methods should be used in the research study to increase validity and reliability. What advantages or disadvantages do you see in using both types of methods in a nursing study? Support your answer with current evidence-based literature. DQ2 According to the textbook, nurses in various settings are adopting a research-based (or evidence-based) practice that incorporates research findings into their decisions and interactions with patients. How do you see this being applied in your workplace? In addition, how can you strive to make spirituality and self-care a practice for your patients as well as yourself? How does this practice align with the Christian worldview?

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