By the due date assigned, post your response to the assigned discussion questions in the below Discussion Area. It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. Include the South University Online Library in your research activities utilizing not only the nursing resource database, but also those pertaining to education, business, and human resources.
No later than by the end of the week, review and comment on the discussion question responses posted by at least two of your peers. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language. All comments should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area.
For this discussion, you are asked to review the student learning outcomes for this course and discuss how you met these outcomes. The intention here is to provide you an opportunity to “reflect” on the learning achieved during this term and how you successfully met these learning outcomes. If you do not feel you successfully met the objective, discuss your plans to successfully complete the objective in the future.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Critically analyze current practice to formulate researchable problems.
- Evaluate research as the basis for decision-making to improve outcomes through translation into evidence-based practice.
- Synthesize an understanding of the research process through development of a proposal to address a nursing problem or focus area identified in nursing practice.
- Investigate ethical issues related to the conduct of scientific research, including informed consent, data management, data analysis, and protection of human subjects.
- Explore national and international initiatives and research priorities.
I feel that I have gained a core of formulating research questions to problems. I feel that I have gained a broad perspective improving outcomes with evidence based practice. The proposal development was a challenge initially, but everything seemed to fall into place until the statistical portion of the class. At that point, that is where I struggled and I feel that it is because I am not mathematically inclined.
Even though I knew about the Tuskegee incident, I learned more about the incident. This new gained information was an eye-opener for me, and I was more horrified at the events. I learned some new ethical issue related information regarding the informed consents and how difficult it was to write in “layman’s” terms as well as more information on the protection of human subjects. Most of the ethical information to me was understood or common knowledge and made sense.
Research is a process of discovering new knowledge. The charter rules (45 CFR 46.102 (d)) have been defined as “related to the survey results.” The purpose of the National Academy of Sciences is to “broaden the knowledge of the people in the physical, biological and social world” as well as the study of the knowledge of other types of knowledge reading, etc.), using a systematic process called a different scientific approach.
As far as the exploration of national and international initiatives and research priorities, this information is minimal. I feel that I have a lot to learn and that this class was only an exposure. Also, I feel that I need to explore these topics beyond this class to further myself and the core knowledge that was gained from this course.
Although I have learned to research, I feel that I am no expert but have gained good base knowledge. I am supposed to be able to form my own research. However, I feel that again with a good basic familiarity; I will probably never do my own research. Instead, I would be involved with research done by others or create performance improvements. I do not feel that I can create my own research trial all by myself and therefore would learn by others. This was an opportunity to “get my feet wet.” Additionally, since I am somewhat statistically challenged, I would need help with creating my own research. Therefore, I feel that I would never be alone and would bring in the people who would help me create a well-designed and well written study. In the end, it is all about teamwork.
When researches are done in the real world and money is spent and political people or doctors or scientists do the research. The research’s unique features are one of the common criteria published in academic journals. (Callaham, Michael et al., 2002) Diploma students usually need to conduct their first research as part of a dissertation.
Callaham, Michael; Wears, Robert; Weber, Ellen L. (2002). “Journal Prestige, Publication Bias,
and Other Characteristics Associated With Citation of Published
Studies in Peer-Reviewed Journals”. JAMA. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2847.