Nursing Research Definitions

1/10/2000


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Nursing Research Definitions

Diers

Abdellah

Polit and Hungler

Henderson

Ways to “use” nursing research:

Why do research?

Evolution of Nursing Research

Current Trends

Conferences for Research Priorities

#1 through 1994

#2 through 1999

Epistemology

Sources of Knowledge

Tradition/tenacity

Authority

Experience

Intuition

Trial and error

Logical Reasoning

Scientific Method

Scientific Method

Order

Control

Empiricism

Generalization

Theoretical formulation

LIMITS OF SCIENTIFIC METHOD

PARADIGMS FOR NURSING RESEARCH

POSITIVIST PARADIGM

NATURALISTIC OR PHENOMENOLOGIC PARADIGM

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH vs

PURPOSES OF RESEARCH

Types of Research by Utility

RELATIONSHIPS CAUSAL vs ASSOCIATIONAL

Requirements for causality

STEPS IN THE RESEARCH PROCESS (Quantitative Research)

CONCEPTUAL PHASE

DESIGN AND PLANNING PHASE

EMPIRICAL PHASE

ANALYTIC PHASE

DISSEMINATION PHASE

STEPS IN THE RESEARCH PROCESS (Qualitative Research)

1. Define/Clarify Broad Topic

TERMINOLOGY

Concepts/Constructs

Conceptual Framework

Operational Definitions

Variables

DATA

Hypothesis

Problem Statement

Research Designs

Sample/Population

RESEARCH REPORTS

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

METHOD

RESULTS

DISCUSSION

REFERENCES

Author: Rosemary Schiller