During this course, you will learn the components of a research study. Each week you will learn components of the research process through your readings and application of the knowledge gained to published research articles. At the end of the course, you will complete a review of a nursing research article utilizing all of the components of the research process.


Using the Week 2 research template, identify the research components, listed on the template, as you begin to examine research studies. Review your two assigned articles and address each of the following criteria:


Identify and describe

The problem


Hypothesis or research questions of each study.

Discuss the significance of the research to nursing practice.

Identify two details to support the research as qualitative or quantitative.

NOTE: If a component is not addressed, the student receives a zero for that component.