. Description of the tool

1.Reflect and begin selecting and or designing tool. Consider how you will establish validity and reliability if the tool is self designed.
1. Measurement tool
2. Description of the tool
3. Established reliability and validity
4. Include scoring information.
5. Demographic tool.
Hint: It is best for you to select a tool that already has validity and reliability already established

2.Present your plan for data collection and management. Discuss any anticipated problems, as well as your strategy to overcome any data collection and management difficulties.

3.Identify and discuss the statistical test(s) that you will use to analyze the data in your study.

4.Write your cover letter and informed consent that will accompany your questionnaire or data collection form. If you are obtaining implied consent, you do not need to include informed consent—however, your cover letter must contain all of the relevant information for protection of human subjects. If you are conducting a retrospective chart review, post your agency consent form.

5.Write out your research question, then respond to this discussion. Reflect on how you will actually carry out your data collection to ensure privacy & confidentiality.

6.Reflect on the differences in a quantitative versus qualitative research articles and the differences in the critique process.

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