Research Proposal

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Research Proposal Tony Franco, Anita Badejo, Annie Petroian Malhami, Brenda Baillargeon, Christina Hyett, Kenneth Haynes RES/351 June 11, 2012 Dr. James Gartside University of Phoenix Research Proposal In recent years, the amount of media coverage surrounding assisted suicide, or euthanasia, has increased. The term evokes a multitude of emotive responses. The Royal College of Nursing completed research on the issue of euthanasia initiating change in their policy of opposition to euthanasia (Robinson, Greenwood, 2009). This particular study received criticism based on the small sample size used for the study. Research is an organized inquiry carried out to provide information for solving problems. Solid research generates…show more content…
The design of our research was qualitative seeking to obtain opinions, experiences, and situations nurses are presented with along with particular influences affecting their actions. Research Design Research design gives us a layout of material at different levels that guides the operations of a study. The collection of data and the viewpoint or perspective is an effective design. In this type of research insight is gained through reviewing unforeseen circumstances or facts, and interpretations on how people think. Through this design method, the collection of data will be gathered through structured interviewing to a specific group of personnel in this case consisting of nurses in which the same list of questions, some open-ended questions will be asked and in the same sequence. “Standardized open-ended interviews are likely the most popular form of interviewing utilized in research studies because of the nature of the open-ended questions, allowing the participants to fully express their viewpoints and experiences” (Turner, 2010, p.3). Design Instrument The process of collecting data initially will start with a letter introducing the study followed by a pamphlet given to all participants. A letter would initiate the participation of registered nurses staffed in the ICU or CCU at select hospitals. The pamphlet would include information on definition of euthanasia, patients’ rights, the effects, and laws regarding euthanasia. The design of interview

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