Posted: December 2nd, 2016
In week 4, you submitted the revised sections of your EBP proposal: Introduction, Background, Clinical Significance, Purpose, Review of Literature and Theoretical Framework. You reviewed nursing articles and perhaps you have identified the gaps in the literature on your topic.
This week’s assignment asks you to describe how you are going to conduct your EBP and then how you plan to analyze the data once you have completed the EBP. Your detailed descriptions in this section should be written so that anyone reading it could perform the project as you have described it. Therefore, you will want to review your readings on the methods and analysis sections of a proposal. In this assignment you will continue with the sections of Methods until the end.
Methods – Research Design
Describe if your EBP project design is qualitative or quantitative. Further describe the design as:
Describe the participants. State inclusion and exclusion criteria. Describe how participants be recruited, examples:
State how many participants are needed approximately. Describe how sample size is justified, if there is a power analysis and if there is comparison or control group.
Methods – Setting
Explain where you plan to conduct the EBP project. Describe the setting using descriptive which convey the setting i.e. suburban, rural, inner city or urban, southeast United States, name of county or state. Explain that a letter of support will be obtained from the clinic or unit to conduct the EBP project (a letters of support/permission from site or unit is required for IRB approval).
Methods – Research Protocol
Describe step by step the intended procedure for the EBP project. Include:
Methods – Data Analysis
Describe the plan to analyze data i.e. use of SPSS, latest version. State what statistical tests will you use such as t-tests etc. If a qualitative, state of a qualitative data analysis program will be used or describe means to analyze data to code and crate themes.
Write a sentence format how long it will take to conduct the project. In addition, provide timeline benchmarks, for example:
Be sure to check APA format for how to write list.
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