NRS-433V Week 1 Literature Search
Introduction to Nursing Research – History and Process of Nursing Research, Evidence-Based Nursing Practice, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Process
Grand Canyon University
Conduct a literature search to locate research articles focused on a practice problem of interest.
Identify (3) research articles on the practice problem you have chosen. Create a reference list in which the three articles are listed. Beneath each reference include the article’s abstract. The completed assignment should have a title page and a reference list with abstracts.
Suggestions for locating qualitative and quantitative research articles from credible sources:
- Use a library database such as CINAHL Plus with full text for your search.
- Using the advanced search page check the box beside “Research Article” in the “Limit your results” section.
- When setting up the search you can type your topic in the top box, then add quantitative or qualitative as a search term in one of the lower boxes. Research articles often are described as qualitative or quantitative.
To narrow/broaden your search, remove the words qualitative and quantitative and include words that narrow or broaden your main topic. For example: Diabetes and pediatric and dialysis. To determine what research design was used, review the abstract and the methods section of the article. The author will provide a description of data collection using qualitative or quantitative methods.