Field Research Grounded Theory

Develop a research question

Devise a working title for the project based on the outline your colleague gave you.  This could be in the form of a question or a statement.

Type the Research Question or Statement here:

Write a literature review

Your colleague needs you to review previous research examining mentoring practices for student nurses, and to write a literature review for the project proposal.  She gives you the names of four primary research studies which you are required to retrieve from a library database or Google Scholar as follows:

Allan, H. (2010). Mentoring overseas nurses: Barriers to effective and non-discriminatory mentoring practices. Nursing Ethics 17(5), 603-613. DOI: 10.1177/0969733010368747 
Levett-Jones, T., Lathlean, J., Higgins, I. & McMillan, M. (2009). Staff-student relationships and their impact on nursing students’’ belongingness and learning. Journal of Advanced Nursing 65(2), 316-324. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04865.x
Li, H., Wang, L. S., Lin, Y., & Lee, I. (2011). The effect of a peer-mentoring strategy on student nurse stress reduction in clinical practice. International Nursing Review, 58(2), 203-210. Available from the CINAHL database.
Wilson, A. M. E. (2014). Mentoring student nurses and the educational use of self: A hermeneutic phenomenological study. Nurse Education Today 34(3), 313-318. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2013.06.013
Write a literature review based on your OWN research question.

The literature review should be approximately, 300-500 words, written in a narrative form using cohesive sequenced paragraphs. 

Once you have chosen your research question/statement and reviewed the literature on your chosen area of investigation, you need to plan how you would design or collect the data for a proposed study (REMEMBER: you are not going to conduct research for this assessment task – this is a theoretical exercise only). 

a)    Identify what approach would be best suited to your research question/statement. Choose from:
•    quantitative, 
•    qualitative 
•    mixed method 

b)    Identify which research design would be best suited to your research question/statements. Choose one from the following approaches and provide a rationale for why you have chosen that design method. 
•    Ethnography
•    Phenomenology
•    Grounded Theory
•    Field Research

•    Descriptive
•    Correlational
•    Experimental 
•    Quasi- experimental

c)    Provide a short definition of your chosen research method (min 50 words).

d)    Identify which type of data collection method/s you will use (e.g. Questionnaire, interview, focus group). Your chosen data collection method must match with the type of research design you have chosen. 

e)    What organisational policies, procedures and protocols need to be considered when planning a research study?

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