Define quantitative research and provide two examples of quantitative designs with a brief explanation of each design.

Question Description

Topic 1: Quantitative Research Design

Using the knowledge and insights gained from the textbook and other reliable sources answer the following.

  1. In your own words, define quantitative research and provide two examples of quantitative designs with a brief explanation of each design.
  2. Identify a potential quantitative research study that is important to nursing and describe which design you would use for this study, why you would use that design, and how the information generated from the study could be applied in nursing practice.
  3. Reflect as to the value of quantitative research adding to the science, knowledge, and practice of nursing.

Textbook Readings

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare

  • Chapter 4: “Clinically Appraising Knowledge for Clinical Decision Making”
  • Chapter 5: “Clinically Appraising Quantitative Evidence for Clinical Decision Making”
  • Chapter 6: “Clinically Appraising Qualitative Evidence for Clinical Decision Making”

Journal Readings

O’Mathuna, D. P., (2010). The role of systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16(2), 205–207.

O’Mathuna, D. P. (2010b). Critical appraisal of systematic reviews. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16(4), 414–418.

Stevens, K. R. (2001). Systematic reviews: The heart of evidence-based practice. AACN Clinical Issues, 12(4), 529–538.

Web Resources

Access the NCQA site and review quality measurements that are used in healthcare. This site will provide practical application review for you on how evidence is translated into practice.

It is expected that you will spend at least 2 hours reviewing this resource.

  • National Committee on Quality Assurance. 2015. Quality Measurement Products. Retrieved from http://www.ncqa.org/HEDISQualityMeasurement/QualityMeasurementProducts.aspx

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