Research for Nursing and Midwifery – Part B

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Part B – Instructions
Based on the topic selected in
your poster, respond to the set
questions using the template
provided on vUWS
(the template is located in the same Word
document as er template- just scroll
down)
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Question 1 (350 words)
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Provide the rationale for the choice of the research design
(qualitative/quantitative/mixed method) and its relevance to
the proposed research project.
Begin with a topic sentence stating which research design will
be used
Include referenced information on the design and its benefits
in general
Next, connect it to your proposed research project and
consider its relevance to the project
Will the research design provide new insights into the
topic/issue?
Will it generate more reliable data?
Will it clearly address the research question?
 End with a concluding sentence
Some sample expressions
The quasi experimental design will add value to the
research project because….
The descriptive qualitative design will be suitable for the
project since it allows for …
Using a XXX research design, the researcher will be able
to …
Examples of concluding sentences
…… Therefore, XXX is best suited to this research project.
….. Hence, it is pertinent to this investigation.
….. Thus, a quasi experimental design is the most
appropriate for this project.
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Sample response
A non-experimental design will be used to investigate the
significance of home-based cancer-care treatments.
According to Borbasi et al. (2008), a non-experimental design
focuses on naturally occurring data in a specific context and in
relation to a particular sample to analyse connections between
certain variables …. (Add more information). In this research
project, a non- experimental design will be used to identify …
This design is suitable for the project since it allows for … (give
reasons for its relevance using referenced information).
Another significant reason for the selection of a nonexperimental
design is …
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Question 2 (350 words)
Provide the rationale for the selection of the
participants (sampling criteria), sampling strategies
and data collection method and their
appropriateness to the proposed research project.
Expand on the information in er
Write well-structured body paragraphs
Use referenced information
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Question 3 (300 words)
Provide the rationale for the selection of the data
analysis method and why it is appropriate for the
proposed research project?
Expand on the information in er
Write well-structured body paragraphs
Use referenced information
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Write well structured body paragraphs
When answering the guided questions:
Write well-structured body paragraphs with
topic sentences, supporting sentences (evidence)
and concluding sentences
Use formal language
Write in the third person
Evidence drawn from literature MUST be
paraphrased
Use in-text references using the new APA 7
reference guide
Include a reference list 10
Please note!
 Ensure that you include a Reference list
at the end of the assignment in the
template box provided
• List references alphabetically A-Z by
surname/organisation name
• Apply a hanging indent of 1.27cm
• DO NOT leave a line between references
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More support?
• Your tutor will not read drafts of assessments, but will answer direct
questions.
• Attend PCAL Zoom general workshops (8am & 1pm, Mon-Thurs: Zoom
meeting ID: 911 342 378). Have your draft with you to work on during
workshops and ask literacy-based questions (NO need to book).
• Email PCALS to book a Zoom online appointment: Have a copy of your
draft, Turnitin originality report and Learning Guide with you for literacy
feedback on grammar, structure, flow of ideas, paraphrasing, evidence
integration and academic language (Book in early to avoid
disappointment!!):
NM_Campbelltown_Literacy_Tutors@WesternSydney.edu.au
NM_Hawkesbury_Literacy_Tutors@WesternSydney.edu.au
NM_Liverpool_Literacy_Tutors@WesternSydney.edu.au
NM_Parramatta_Literacy_Tutors@WesternSydney.edu.au 12
References
Borbasi, S., Hengstberger-Sims, C., & Jackson, D. (2008).
Quantitative research: Summing it up. In S. Borbasi, D.
Jackson, & R. Langford (Eds.), Navigating the maze of
nursing research (pp. 103-152). Elsevier.
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Acknowledgements
This Professional Communication Academic Literacy
(PCAL) Support resource was prepared by PCAL Support
at the School of Nursing and Midwifery and includes
collaboration or consultation with the Literacy Coordinator,
Unit Coordinators, or a Literacy Strategies/IMPACT
research academic.

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