discussion questions- nursing
Week 1 discussion
Identify two areas of nursing practice, which evidence-based
practice has improved patient outcomes. State the study and its impact on
patient care. How have these findings changed your nursing practice? Please
support your response with a minimum of two supporting peer reviewed articles.
Nursing research is used to study a dilemma or a problem in
nursing. Examine a problem you have seen in nursing. Why should it be studied?
Justify your rationale.
Week 2 discussion
Qualitative data has been described as voluminous and sometimes overwhelming to
the researcher. In what ways could a researcher manage and organize the data?
The three types of qualitative research are
phenomenological, grounded theory, and ethnographic research. What are the
differences and similarities between two of the three types of studies?
Week 3 discussion
Provide examples of experimental and nonexperimental
research design. Contrast the levels of control applied to each.
What is sampling theory? Describe it and provide examples to
illustrate your definition. Discuss generalizability as it applies to nursing
Week 4 discussion
Extraneous variables may have an influence on the dependent
variable. In what ways do researchers attempt to control extraneous variables?
Support your answer with current literature.
Describe the levels of evidence and provide an example of
the type of practice change that could result from each.
Week 5 discussion
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.
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 interaction with clients. How do you
see this being applied in your workplace?