NR 505 Advance Research Method: Evidence-based Practice
(Chamberlain College – Spring 2016)
Week 1, TD 1 – Qualitative Research
View each of the two short videos in the lesson. You will be conducting a participant observation study for this TD. The research question is: What are the health and safety issues in Ironridge compared to Summerville?
Record the health and safety issues you find in Ironridge and Summerville. Describe one health issue and one safety issue in each city (Ironridge and Summerville). Try to avoid repeating an issue identified by another student if possible.
Why is this participant observation an example of qualitative research? What are other ways, both qualitative and quantitative, that you could research this question? Finally, how are theory, research, and practice advanced by the combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches?
Week 1, TD 2 Ask a PICO(T) Question
Conduct a search of the literature on one of the problems you have identified, using the PICO(T) format. How many “randomized, controlled trials (RCTs)” have you found in comparison to other types of studies? What are the advantages and disadvantages of RCTs in comparison to other types of studies? Generally, how would you summarize your articles?