Week 3 discussion
Research Problems, Designs, and Sample
This week, we will discuss the research design and sample
for your nursing clinical issue. The research design flows from the research
question and outlines the plan for the study that will answer the research
question. The design identifies the major components of the study. It is
important to remember that there is no one best design for a research study.
After you review the designs, describe which research design
you would expect to find when searching for evidence relevant to your own
research question. Why? Explain your answer.
The most common sampling method is the convenience sample;
therefore, many of the studies that you find for evidence use this sampling
method. What are the implications for using a convenience sample on the way you
interpret and use the findings?