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Project: Course Project: Part 1Identifying a Researchable Problem
Formulating a question that targets the goal of your research is a challenging but essential task. The question plays a crucial role in all other aspects of the
research including the determination of the research design and theoretical perspective to be applied which data will be collected and which tools will be used for
analysis. It is therefore essential to take the time to ensure that the research question addresses what you actually want to study. Doing so will increase your
likelihood of obtaining meaningful results.
In this first component of the Course Project you formulate questions to address a particular nursing issue or problem. You use the PICOT modelpatient/population
intervention/issue comparison and outcomeoutlined in the Learning Resources to design your questions.
Review the section beginning on page 75 of Nursing Research written by Denise F. Polit and Cheryl Tatano Beck titled Developing and Refining Research
Problems in the course text which focuses on analyzing the feasibility of a research problem.
Generate at least five questions that relate to the issue which you have identified. Use the criteria in your course text to select one question that would be
most appropriate in terms of significance feasibility and interest. Be prepared to explain your rationale.
Formulate a preliminary PICO questionone that is answerablebased on your analysis. What are the PICO variables (patient/population intervention/issue
comparison and outcome) for this question?
Note: Not all of these variables may be appropriate to every question. Be sure to analyze which are and are not relevant to your specific question.
Using the PICOT variables that you determined for your question develop a list of at least 10 keywords that could be used when conducting a literature search
to investigate current research pertaining to the question.
Write a 3- to 4-page paper that includes the following:
A summary of your area of interest an identification of the problem that you have selected and an explanation of the significance of this problem for nursing
The 5 questions you have generated and a description of how you analyzed them for feasibility
Your preliminary PICOT question and a description of each PICOT variable relevant to your question
At least 10 possible keywords that could be used when conducting a literature search for your PICOT question and a rationale for your selections
Davies K. S. (2011). Formulating the evidence based practice question: A review of the frameworks. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 6(2) 7580.
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