For this section of the research proposal assignment, base on homeless youth hospitalization focus on the sampling, reliability, and validity of your research proposal. This section will include information on sampling, reliability, and validity.
The following components should be addressed in your paper this week:
Information on your sample
Explain how you tested the validity of your measurement tool references, and citations are required.
Research Proposal Section: Sampling, Reliability, and Validity
1. Information on Your Sample:
Sampling Basic Information: The sample for this research proposal focuses on homeless youth aged 16 to 24 who have been hospitalized due to various health issues. The study aims to investigate the factors contributing to the hospitalization of homeless youth and to explore potential interventions to address their healthcare needs.
Sample Size: The proposed sample size for this study is 200 homeless youth from diverse backgrounds who have been hospitalized. This size is determined based on practical considerations and the need to ensure a representative and comprehensive understanding of the population.
Appropriateness of the Sample: The selected sample is appropriate for this study as it directly aligns with the research objectives. The focus on hospitalized homeless youth aged 16 to 24 allows for a targeted exploration of their unique healthcare challenges and needs.
Consistency in Data Collection: To ensure consistency and reliability in data collection, a structured survey will be administered to participants. The survey will be designed with clear and unambiguous questions to minimize misinterpretations. Additionally, the research team will be trained to follow standardized procedures while conducting interviews or administering the survey.
Reliability of Measurement Tool: The measurement tool, in this case, is the survey designed to collect data on the factors leading to homeless youth hospitalization and their healthcare experiences. To establish reliability, a pilot test of the survey will be conducted on a small group of homeless youth who fit the criteria but are not part of the main sample. The test will assess the clarity of questions, response patterns, and any potential issues that may arise during data collection. The survey will be refined based on the feedback from the pilot test to ensure that it yields consistent results.
Ensuring Valid Sample: To ensure the validity of the sample, a rigorous screening process will be implemented. Participants will be selected based on criteria such as age, homelessness status, and recent hospitalization. This screening process will ensure that the selected sample accurately represents the target population of homeless youth who have experienced hospitalization.
Testing Validity of Measurement Tool: To test the validity of the survey, both content and construct validity will be addressed. Content validity will be ensured through a thorough review of the survey by experts in the field of healthcare for homeless populations. Construct validity will be established by analyzing the survey results using statistical techniques to identify patterns that align with the research objectives. The survey questions will be designed to capture key variables related to hospitalization causes, healthcare utilization, and barriers faced by homeless youth.
Conclusion: In this research proposal, the sampling, reliability, and validity aspects are crucial to ensure the accuracy and credibility of the study findings. By implementing a well-defined sample, maintaining data collection consistency, ensuring reliability, and addressing validity concerns, the research aims to provide valuable insights into the hospitalization experiences of homeless youth and potential strategies for improving their healthcare outcomes.
Review the data provided for appraisal of qualitative research where you will compare and contrast studies to draw conclusions. After reviewing the data presented in the table, answer the following questions:
A level-1 trauma hospital has immediate and long-term plans to increase the integration of evidence-based practice (EBP) in the various nursing units. In the oncology unit, the nursing staff is interested in finding out how patients manage at home after their first hospitalization for intense chemotherapy and other initial treatments. In particular, the nurses want to know how the patients feel about the patient education they have received, and the type of adjustments they have made as a result of the recent treatment, particularly self-care choices and changes in their lifestyle in the weeks after their hospitalization.
2.Read the article posted for this week by Marchetti (2012) entitled Regret and police reporting among individuals who have experienced sexual assault. Discuss how reliability for the instruments used was determined. Were the instruments the researcher used reliable? How do you know?
3. Read the article posted for this week by Torma, Houck, Wagnild, Messecar, & Jones (2013) entitled Growing old with fibromyalgia: Factors that predict physical function. Discuss the scales/instruments the researchers used – what might be a disadvantage of using this many measurement instruments? Unlike Dr. Marchetti, Torma et al. mailed a packet with all the instruments to each participant. Why do you think this data collection method was used instead of online data collection that Dr. Marchetti used?
4. After reading both articles, critique the description of the measures used for each study. Do you think the measurement techniques were adequately described – why or why not? Both authors used a quantitative research design – could a qualitative approach could have been used? Why or why not – what would be some advantages and disadvantages of a qualitative approach?
Torma, L. M. , Houck, G. M. , Wagnild, G. M. , Messecar, D. & Jones, K. D. (2013). Growing Old With Fibromyalgia. Nursing Research, 62 (1), 16-24. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e318273b853.
Marchetti, C. A. (2012). Regret and police reporting among individuals who have experienced sexual assault. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 18(1), 32-39.
For each scenario, there are series of questions to be completed before you complete the virtual simulation scenario, and questions to work after your the scenario.
Please see below the questions and required activities for the following virtual simulation activity. You are welcome to use this word document to answer the questions and submit to the appropriate drop box.
Scenario #5 OPEN RN-Therapeutic Communication- Sexual Orientation
Scenario # 6 Can-Sim: Pediatric Medication Administration