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Research Unit5
Do not provide a “Yes” or “no” answer without an EXPLANATION. YOU MUST JUSTIFY ALL YOUR RESPONSES
ALL responses must be written in YOUR OWN WORDS. Do NOT quote the article.

What is the problem the study was conducted to research? (3)
Why is the problem an important one for nursing to research? (3) Study Purpose
What is the purpose of the study? (2)
Research Question
What is the main research question? (4)
What is the study hypothesis? If it is not stated, what would you say the hypothesis is? (4)
Study Variables
Identify and describe the major study variables. Identify the study variables by examining the purpose, the objectives, questions, or hypotheses, and the results section of the research article.
Define the meaning of the term “independent variable” (1)
Identify the independent variables in this study and provided a definition of the variable (1)
How is the independent variable carried out in this study? (1) DEPENDENT
Define the meaning of the term “dependent variable” (1)
Identify the dependent variables in this study and provide a definition of the variable (1)
How is the dependent variable MEASURED in this study? (1)
Conceptual Model/Theoretical Framework – This is determined in the literature review… it does not refer to the methodology.
Is the framework explicitly expressed or must the reviewer extract the framework from implicit statements in the literature review? JUSTIFY your response!(1)
Is the framework based on scientific, substantive, or tentative theory? (1)
Does the framework identify, define, and describe relationships among the concepts of interest? Provide examples and rationale for your response. (1)
How is the framework related to the body of knowledge in nursing? (1)
Review of the Related Literature
Are the articles relevant with previous studies and theories described? (2)
Are the references current? Identify the number of sources within past

References: Please list all references used to inform your responses to the questions.  Be sure you have properly cited the references with your answers. (6)

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