Ends In View

By the end of this learning activity students will:

  • Refine the topics that are of interest to learners.
  • Articulate a gap in the current literature base.
  • Refine a research problem and purpose.
  • Draft a methodology that is congruent with your research purpose.

 

These ends in view are designed to help students meet the following course learning objectives:

 

Outcome Objective
1. Identify contemporary topic(s) for inquiry within the discipline of nursing. A. Describe a gap in nursing knowledge.

B. Formulate new research questions.

C. Develop a narrow, manageable, specific topical focus.

D. Identify a research topic, problem and purpose for a project.

E. Justify the importance of the selected project.

2. Refine evidence-informed entry-level competencies that reflect developments in society, health care, nursing knowledge and current best practice. A. Appraise research studies.

B. Refine previous literature reviews.

C. Critique the significance of published studies.

D. Describe the scope of nursing research in an area of interest based on an updated literature review.

3. Enact practices and protocols for examining a chosen topic of inquiry. A. Plan a project that will examine a specific nursing issue in depth.  

B. Develop a clear purpose for the project.

C. Based on the purpose of the project, justify the most appropriate project design.

 

 


In Preparation

    • Review literature about how to complete your selected project.
      • For research proposals, there is a book by Creswell on reserve (older edition) that is recommended.
      • For literature reviews, this open textbook is recommended.
      • You are not limited to these recommendations. Use your skills to find and use other sources of information to meet your needs. The library databases are full of good sources. YouTube also has some good information. Ensure you are using reputable sources.
    • Reflect on feedback from learning activity three and refine your work.
    • Read about how to construct clear and congruent purpose statements.
    • Review the project plan requirements.

 


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Attend the live session or view the recording. During the live session we will:

  • Identify and address some of the challenges students are facing in the course.
  • Critique student work to date.
  • Review how to construct congruent purpose statements.
  • Discuss the importance of constructing a good purpose statement.
  • Discuss the project plan.


Progress to Praxis (Participation) 

  • Refine your background. Use the project plan rubric and feedback received to date to assist you.
  • Post your beginning problem, purpose and research questions. Use the project plan rubric and feedback received to date to assist you. Discuss why/how they are congruent with the methodology you are planning to use.
  • Optional: Begin drafting your rough plan to assist you in determining how congruent your problem, purpose and questions may be.
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