EXCELSIOR – NUR513 RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE Module 1 Discussion A Spirit of Inquiry: Asking the Question The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.– Thomas Berger, American novelist (, n.d.).This activity will address the following module outcomes: MO 1: Describe the significance of fostering a spirit of inquiry in clinical practice. (EPSLO 6; SLO3)MO 2: Formulate a clinical question based on current practice using the PICOT format. (EPSLO 6; SLO 3)Developing a spirit of inquiry, one that questions how things are done, why, and its effectiveness is an important step in solving clinical problems or improving existing processes. Once a question has been identified, it is then necessary to develop a methodology to test and measure an alternative solution. Based on your learning activities, respond to the following prompts. Be sure to support your answers with references when needed. Formulate a clinical question from your own practice, using the PICOT formula. This question will be used as a basis for writing your Investigation of a Clinical Problem paper. Explain why you think this topic is important. Discuss the feasibility of investigating this topic in your practice environment.  Are there “sacred cows” that may stand in the way of your investigation? Does the environment support and sustain a spirit of inquiry? Why or why not? Submission Instructions Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. It is recommended that you write your post in a document first. Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to make your initial post, click “Reply.” Then copy/paste the text into the message field, and click “Post Reply. “To respond to a peer, click “Reply” beneath her or his post and continue as with an initial post. EvaluationThis discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric, located on the Rubrics page within the Start Here module of the course, prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 40% of your final course grade.  Purchase this Tutorial.