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Methods of research
- Numerical findings (often expressed in charts and graphs)
- Surveys, questionnaires
Klein, C. J., Dalstrom, M., Lizer, S., Cooling, M., Pierce, L., & Weinzimmer, L. G. (2020). Advanced practice provider perspectives on organizational strategies for work stress reduction. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42(9), 708–717. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945919896606
- Descriptive findings
- Interviews, focus groups
Roberts, S., Wallis, M., McInnes, E., Bucknall, T., Banks, M., Ball, L., & Chaboyer, W. (2017). Patients’ perceptions of a pressure ulcer prevention care bundle in hospital: A qualitative descriptive study to guide evidence-based practice. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 14(5), 385–393. https://doi.org/10.1111/wvn.12226
- Title & Author Information: briefly summarizes the subject or purpose of the article & documents the author's credentials in the field of study
- Abstract: summarizes the research study and results of the study
- Introduction: states the hypothesis or purpose of the research
- Review of literature: summarizes previous research that relates significantly to the research study/hypothesis.
- Methodology: describes what kind(s) of research methods were used and how the study was constructed/implemented
- Findings/Results: collates and summarizes the data collected and calculates totals or trends, statistically significant findings, etc.
- Conclusions/Discussion: discusses applications or implications of the findings/results
- Further Study: suggests areas where more complete data or findings are needed and related areas for future research
- References: lists the sources cited by the author(s) of the article