Research methods

Unit 2 writing assignment – research methods

Introduction section (See Appendix C, Introduction). Review Chapter 14 for information on layout and information required in the introduction. This draft should include the research question, research objectives, theory, the research design, and the beginning of the literature review. This is a DRAFT. You will refine, add to, and delete from this beginning document as you move through the course. HOWEVER, grammar, spelling, and sentence structure count.

o Requirements: 500 word minimum; APA format o 500 word minimum; APA format

    1. Introduction This section should introduce your research topic, explain why you feel the research which you are planning is worth the effort, where necessary clarify terminology used and set it within the context of the academic literature. What is your research topic? This question should be answered briefly. In answering it, you should express your research topic in the form of a problem which needs solving, a question that needs answering or something which you find exciting and has aroused your curiosity. You should also, where appropriate, provide a brief description of the organizational background and state why your research is worth the effort from an organizational perspective. This should be a thorough analytical review of the literature of a given field, indicating that the student has complete, up-to-date knowledge of the field and has been able to comment, discuss, compare, contrast and criticize what has been published in the area over a defined number of years In addition, you should address the following:
      1. Discuss the key academic ideas (theories) within the area of your research topic referencing them to their main proponents (authors)
      2. Indicate how your research relates to these ideas (theories).

In addressing these topics you will demonstrate some knowledge of the relevant academic

literature and show where your proposal fits into this debate (a minimum of 5 articles/books from the academic literature is expected). You will also provide precise references (in APA format) for these ideas. This section is not the same as a critical literature review. It just outlines, compares and contrasts the key ideas from academic literature sources which will provide the academic starting point for your paper and provides prima facie evidence that your research is grounded in the academic literature.

Requirements:   |   .doc file | APA | Other | 1 pages, Single spaced

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            A research topic uncovers the problem that researchers in the community or any other field that they want to address. In this case, my research topic will be “the impact of the job stress and burnout on medical errors among nurses.”  ‘Medical errors’ issue is a significant subject addressed by numerous researchers, mainly due to their increasing medical cost. The growing level of medical errors in the country interferes with the national goals of improving healthcare services.  By definition, medical errors entail failure in the treatment, which eventually causes great harm to the patients.  Medical errors in the country contribute to many deaths, whereas most people are left with irreversible disabilities like amputations and others. Medical errors have devastating events to the health care organization, and their impacts are long-lasting. The study of the causes of the medical errors remains the subject of focus, with researchers alluding that inadequate training and lack of relevant skills are among the cause.   Another cause discussed by most of the researchers is stress and job burnout among the nurses.