Walden nurs6052 week 10 discussion latest 2017 october
Walden nurs6052 week 10 discussion.
Week 10 discussion Weighing the Evidence
When conducting original
research, the final step researchers must complete is weighing the evidence and
interpreting the meanings of their data, statistics, and analyses. This is the
culmination of the research process in which all of the research methods and
designs can be synthesized into a meaningful conclusion. In this stage,
researchers should formulate explanations for what their data indicates,
determine whether the data answers their initial research question, identify
areas of uncertainty, and consider directions for further research.
In this Discussion, you focus on
one of the research articles that you identified for Part 2 of the Course
Project (Literature Review). You then explore the process of how the
researchers generated conclusions based on their data, consider other possible
interpretations of their data, and formulate ideas for further research.
Review this week’s Learning
Resources, focusing on how researchers find meaning in their data and generate
sound conclusions. Pay particular attention to Table 2 in the article, “Study
Design in Medical Research.”
Revisit the 5 articles that you
identified in Part 2 of the Course Project. Select one to consider for the
purpose of this Discussion.
Read sections of the chosen
article where the data is presented, analyzed, and interpreted for meaning.
What reasoning process did the researchers use to formulate their conclusions?
What explanation did they give to support their conclusions? Were there any
weaknesses in their analysis or conclusions?
Consider possible alternate
conclusions that the researchers could have drawn based on their data.
Examine the findings that the
article presents and consider how well they addressed the researcher’s initial
question(s). What additional research could be done to build on these findings
and gain a fuller understanding of the question?
By Day 3
Post an APA citation and brief
summary of the research article that you selected. Describe the data and the
results of any statistical tests or analyses presented in the article. Explain
how the researchers formulated their conclusion, any weaknesses in their
analysis or conclusions, and offer at least one alternate interpretation of
their data. Propose at least one additional research study that could be done
to further investigate this research topic.
Read a selection of your
By Day 6
Respond to at least two
colleagues on two different days using one or more of the following approaches:
Ask a probing question,
substantiated with additional background information, and evidence.
Share an insight from having read
your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new
Offer and support an alternative
perspective using readings from the classroom or from your own review of the
literature in the Walden Library.
Expand on your colleagues’
postings by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on
readings and evidence.