Research Methods in Nursing

 

Research Questions.

1. What differences in levels of stress are reported by male and female carers across the first six months of caregiving?
2. How do first year student nurses cope with their first clinical placement?
3. What impact does staff training in person centred caring have on patient satisfaction?
4. What are the experiences of post graduate students on a research methods course?

CRITERIA:
For each question you consider and justify an appropriate research method design; a sampling objective and sampling strategy; and discuss data collection strategies for collecting appropriate and good data.

Each question requires about 600 words.

I proposed following research designs, sample and data collections. If you could incorporate this in my work it would be great, however, if you find something that is not appropriate to answer the questions correctly I would appreciate your input and corections, please. Thank you very much.
1. What differences in levels of stress are reported by male and female carers across the first six months of caregiving?

Design: Quantitative – descriptive (cross-sectional compering groups of people)

Sample: Male and female carers across the first six months of caregiving in general nursing homes.

Data collection: Questionnaires for male and female carers working across the first six months in 10 nursing homes.

2. How do first year student nurses cope with their first clinical placement?

Design: Qualitative – ?grounded theory or ?ethnography

Sample: University students randomly invited for interview – up to 10

Data collection: Semi-structured interview method, audiotaped

3. What impact does staff training in person centred caring have on patient satisfaction?

Design: Quantitative – correlational

Sample: Simple random sampling – patients from hospital wards

Data collection: Paper survey (questionnaire) before staff training and after staff training, close-ended questions

4. What are the experiences of post graduate students on a research methods course?

Design: Qualitative – phenomenology

Sample: Purposive (convenience) sampling – post graduate students doing research method course at University (up to 10 people).

Data collection: Face-to-face interviews, direct observation, open-ended questions, audiotaped and taking notes if possible

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