Quantitative Data Collection:
NGR 6812001: Nurs Rsrch EvidncBased Prac Details Quantitative Data Collection One of the most important decisions that a researcher has to make is how data will be collected. The nurse who is implementing evidence-based practice also needs to consider how outcomes will be measured. For this activity you will investigate ways to collect research data. Consider the following concepts frequently used in nursing research: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Caring Quality of life (patient) Nurses’ job satisfaction Critical thinking Empowerment Stress For this activity, choose one of the 6 concept listed above. Find a published QUANTITATIVE research study that used the concept. This can be facilitated by using the concept as the key search term. The selected article must be a primary source (No systematic review or meta-analysis). In the study, the author must use the exact term, such as “quality of life.” You will need to determine how this concept was defined by the researcher (conceptual definition) and how it was measured (operational definition). Once you have identified a published research study address the following: 1. Identify the concept (how is it defined). 2. Identify the type of research design and provide a copy of the article via a PDF file. 3. Identify how the concept was measured. Be specific by identifying the measurement tool. For example, if you are interested in measuring depression among postpartum women, the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale may have been used in a study as it is a commonly used instrument. 4. If a measurement tool was used to collect the data, briefly describe the instrument. (Example: The Finley Fall scale is a 10-item Likert scale with 2subscales). Also describe the validity and reliability of the tool. State if the validity and reliability is not described. If the measure is diagnostic test, describe the specificity and sensitivity. Quantitative Data Collection: Grading Rubric (9 points 9% of grade) Content/Potential Content/Potential Content/Potential Points Points Points 0.5 pt. 0.25 pt. 0 pts. Cleary identifies one One concept is not No concept is concept clearly identified or identified. A copy of the article several concepts are provided. identified without one clear focus. 1.5 pt. Identifies how the concept was defined and measured. 5 points Specific details provided regarding the measurement tool including a) type of instrument; b) subscales [if applicable]; c) validity and reliability. If a diagnostic tool is used, sensitivity and specificity is stated. 1 pt. Thoughtful and welldeveloped response to one peer posting. 0.5 pt. Timeliness of post: Initial post by March 17th; final post March 20th 0.5 pt. Posting adheres to all rules of grammar and 0.75 pt. Vague or incomplete definition of concept. Not specified how the concept measured. 2.5 pts, Details of the measurement tool were vague or inaccurate. If a diagnostic tool is used, sensitivity and specificity not clearly identified. 0 pts. No concept defined/measured. 1 pt. Thoughtful and welldevelop response to one peer posting or Responses general and not well-developed. 0 pts. No responses posted 0.25 pts. Initial posting posted after March 3rd 0 pts. No posting 0.25 pts. Posting contains several grammar and APA level errors. 0 pts. Posting contains numerous grammar and APA errors 0 pts. Details of measurement tool were not provided. If a diagnostic tool is used, sensitivity and specificity not identified. Points Earned/ Comments APA 6th edition formatting making the content difficult to comprehend.