Please read the scenario below, and then answer the questions that follow in a 3-page analysis. The questions will guide your analysis of the situation, but they will need to be presented as part of a report to your manager on the various research approaches that you might implement.
University Community Hospital is a medium-sized hospital located in the Central United States. The leadership team within the hospital is constantly being challenged with issues on the health and well-being of people, the application of new technologies, and the ongoing quest for service improvement. Through this quest, scientific research becomes essential in approaching these challenges. The administrators at University Community Hospital reviewed the following:
Different types of research
Sources of data
Types of data
Techniques for data collection, analysis, and reporting
They quickly realized that there was a link between healthcare policy formulation, planning, and quality service delivery and reliable information from a properly conducted scientific research process.
For this report, incorporate the following questions:
What are important factors in scientific research?
What is not a reason why the scientific method is best for health research?
What does the primary data collection process include?
What are the attributes of secondary data?
What are the limitations of qualitative research?
What are sources of qualitative data?
What are types of quantitative research design?
When using the mixed methods design, what is expected?
What does the convergent mixed method not include?
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an Internet-based digital library sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). What best describes ERIC services?
What technologies can support your research?
When using the explanatory sequential mixed method, what factors should you be aware of?