NRS 433 Topic 3 DQ 2
DQ 2 : Describe sampling theory and provide examples to illustrate your definition.
Describe sampling theory and provide examples to illustrate your definition. Discuss generalizability as it
applies to nursing research.
As we expand on quantitative research, you might find this video helpful:
APA referencing format
For those that are still struggling with APA 7th edition formatting. Please review this example. Pay close
attention to capitalization and italics.
Scientific research is what guides nursing practice. Furthermore, research provides evidence-based data
to support evidence-based practice (EBP) (Yates, 2015). Improving patient outcomes through the
utilization of EBP should be the goal of the nurse. Yates (2015) mentions that through quality
improvement (QI) projects, further research opportunities could be developed.
As we embark on nursing research and advancement professionally, think about your unit-based QI
projects. Do you think your QI project could be transformed into a research study? It is not always an
easy feat, for some there are reservations because of a lack of support from peers or leaders (Yates,
2015). Sometimes change it can take others more time to align with QI projects and research studies.
Yates (2015) the following as means of increased interest in research: nursing education is
strengthened, time away from direct care is allocated for conducting research activities, consultant
resources such as methodologists and biostatisticians are available to staff, institutional and
organizational support of research are strengthened.
Yates, M. (2015). Research in nursing practice. AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 115(5), 11.