Instead of a formal paper with APA headings, write your responses underneath each criterion within a one double spaced page limit (cover and reference pages not counted)


1. Problem Description and Justification

2. Research Objectives

3. Investigative Question

four. hypotheses

5. Definitions of Operational Terms

6. Theoretical Structure

7. Review of Literature

8. Designing

9. Sampling and Samples

ten. Ethical Concerns

11. Instruments and Data Collection

Analyses Statistical (descriptive & inferential statistics)

13. Outcomes

14 Observations

15. Final thoughts

16. Suggestions for Future Research

1. In one or two sentences, describe your research topic.

A research topic is defined by Grove, Gray, and Polit (2015) as “a concept or broad issue that is important to nursing, such as acute pain, chronic pain management, coping with illness, or health promotion” (p. 131). The topic you select should be one that you are interested in, such as a situation that is occurring in your personal practice setting that is researchable.

2. Write your research problem, explaining the background situation and justifying its importance in terms of why it is important to research and how it can contribute to the nursing profession. Cite the scholarly source(s).


3. Formulate your research question

Short, concise, probing research questions with measurable variables should be used. Grove, Gray, and Polit (2015)

Create a research question that includes the measurable independent and dependent variables, as well as who or what will make up the population. Indicate the independent and dependent variables in parentheses within your research question. [Note: If you used a correlational design rather than an explanatory design, identify the predictor and criterion variables in parentheses.]