Evaluation Of A Research Study Proposal

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Methodology Methods Sample. This study proposal will take place in one acute care hospital. Registered Nurses working in the Emergency Room, Intensive Care Units, and all Medical-Surgical Units who voluntarily offer to be study participants will be included. In attempts to maintain external validity, exclusion criteria will include any Registered Nurse who has under 2 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and any RN who works on a Per-Diem basis. In addition, factors such as age, race/ethnicity, sex, education level, socioeconomic status, and the shift in which the voluntary participant works will not be considered. Within the specific units, all volunteers who meet eligibility criteria will be included in the study. Within each unit, subgroups will be formulated for the purpose of data collection. Design. From the sample population, many groups will be formulated to carryout this quantitative, experimental study. For example, each unit will first be divided into two groups at random: a control group (Group C) and an intervention group (Group I). Then, the intervention group will be divided into two subgroups at random: intervention A (IA) and intervention B (IB). To illustrate, if unit one has twenty participants, ten participants will be placed into group 1C, five participants will be in group 1IA, and five participants will be in 1IB. This format will be carried out among all the units for individual unit comparison, and comparison at large. In the event that odd…
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