Research Proposal Paper Due What is a research proposal? The purpose of a research proposal is to identify and formulate questions that arise from nursing practice and to design a research project to study the identified problem. The goal of a research proposal is to present and justify a research idea you have and to present the practical ways in which you think this research should be conducted. Research proposals contain extensive literature reviews and must provide persuasive evidence that there is a need for the proposed research study. In addition to providing a rationale for the proposed research, a proposal describes detailed methodology for conducting the research consistent with requirements of the professional or academic field and a statement on anticipated outcomes and/or benefits derived from the study. Directions Write a research proposal using your clinical question formulated earlier in the course that was approved by your instructor. This may be either a qualitative or quantitative research proposal. Your proposal must include APA formatting. The proposal should be a 6–10 in length plus appendices cover page, and reference page. Introduction Clearly stated problem and purpose of the study Independent and dependent variables Definition of terms Assumptions, hypothesis, or questions (depending on research type) Theoretical Framework Description of the theoretical framework to be utilized Identification of the concepts to be explored Rationale for choosing framework Review of the Literature At least four scholarly sources included Appropriateness of the review and the proposal focus Inclusion of primary or secondary sources Methodology Description of study type (quantitative or qualitative) Description of study design Rationale for the use of the selected design Inclusion of sample size, type, sampling method, inclusion/exclusion criteria, setting, data collection method (instrument), and data collection process Method for Protection of Human Subjects (consent) Questionnaire and consent forms must be included as appendices Data Analysis Data analysis method is appropriate for study design. Method of data analysis is clearly stated. Method for displaying findings is stated. Applicability to Nursing Research focuses on a problem significant to nursing. Research would contribute to nursing knowledge. Proposal is complete so that another researcher could replicate the study. Statement about areas of nursing that would benefit from this study. Rubric Detail A rubric lists grading criteria that instructors use to evaluate student work. Your instructor linked a rubric to this item and made it available to you. Select Grid View or List View to change the rubric’s layout. Content Name: NURS350-Research Proposal Description: This rubric is used to evaluate the Research Proposal Assignment in NURS350. Exit Grid View List View Accomplished Emerging Unsatisfactory Introduction Points Range: 45.6 (16%) – 57 (20%) Problem, purpose of study, IV and DV variables, definition of terms, and hypotheses are mostly clearly identified. Points Range: 34.2 (12%) – 45.03 (15.8%) Problem, purpose of study, IV and DV variables, definition of terms, and hypotheses are somewhat identified. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 33.63 (11.8%) Problem, purpose of study, IV and DV variables, definition of terms, and hypotheses are absent or mostly misidentified. Theoretical Framework Points Range: 34.2 (12%) – 42.75 (15%) Description of theoretical framework and identification of concepts to be explored are mostly clearly identified. Points Range: 25.65 (9%) – 33.77 (11.85%) Description of theoretical framework and identification of concepts to be explored are somewhat identified. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 25.22 (8.85%) Description of theoretical framework and identification of concepts to be explored are absent or mostly misidentified. Literature Review Points Range: 22.8 (8%) – 28.5 (10%) At least 4 references are included. Concepts explored in references are mostly clearly identified. Points Range: 17.1 (6%) – 22.52 (7.9%) At least 3 references are included. Concepts explored in references are somewhat identified. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 16.82 (5.9%) 0 or more references are included. Concepts explored in references are absent or mostly misidentified. Methodology Points Range: 68.4 (24%) – 85.5 (30%) Description of study, study design, rationale, and inclusion of sampling information are mostly clearly identified. Points Range: 51.3 (18%) – 67.54 (23.7%) Description of study, study design, rationale, and inclusion of sampling information are somewhat identified. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 50.44 (17.7%) Description of study, study design, rationale, and inclusion of sampling information are absent or mostly misidentified. Data Analysis Points Range: 22.8 (8%) – 28.5 (10%) Data analysis and method of displaying findings are mostly clearly identified. Points Range: 17.1 (6%) – 22.52 (7.9%) Data analysis and method of displaying findings are mostly somewhat identified. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 16.82 (5.9%) Data analysis and method of displaying findings are absent or mostly misidentified. Applicability to Nursing Points Range: 11.4 (4%) – 14.25 (5%) Research is significant to field of nursing, contributes to nursing knowledge. The study can be replicated by others. Points Range: 8.55 (3%) – 11.26 (3.95%) Research is related to nursing and somewhat contributes to nursing knowledge. There is a possibility the study can be replicated. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 8.41 (2.95%) Research is somewhat or not related to nursing and may not contribute to nursing knowledge. The study cannot easily be replicated by others. Mechanics & APA Points Range: 22.8 (8%) – 28.5 (10%) Written in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner. Responses are mostly error free. Information from sources is paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited. Points Range: 17.1 (6%) – 22.52 (7.9%) Writing is generally clear and organized but is not concise or formal in language. Multiple errors exist in spelling and grammar with minor interference with readability or comprehension. Most information from sources is paraphrased and cited correctly. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 16.82 (5.9%) Writing is generally unclear and unorganized. Errors in spelling and grammar detract from readability and comprehension. Sources are missing or improperly cited. Name:NURS350-Research Proposal Description:This rubric is used to evaluate the Research Proposal Assignment in NURS350. Exit

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