Developing And Refining A Research Question

Perform a literature review on one of the studies below and discuss findings:

1. Rates of hand washing by CNAs on a nursing unit

2. Rate of self-turning by patients on a unit (how many times per hour are patients turning themselves

Develop two research questions that may be relevant based on the literature review.

Instructions: 150-word minimum/250-word maximum not including references. Minimum of 2 references aside from textbook  must have been published within last 5 years.

The Research Question

Presents the idea that will be studied. Also called the problem statement

Research questions focus on:

Describing variables

Specifying the population being studied

Examining testable relationships among variables

The hypothesis attempts to answer the research question

Research Questions Should:

˜Define specific question area

˜Reflect a review of the literature

˜Identify the potential significance to nursing

˜Reflect the feasibility of studying the research question