Week 2 Discussion Forum – Quantitative Research
ASSIGNMENT: Chapter 21 discusses the types of Quantitative (QN) research designs. This assignment is
designed to assess your knowledge of QN research designs and your ability to apply your knowledge to
discuss QN research with your classmates.
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Do not use quotations in this discussion. Paraphrase your sources.
Read chapter 21 of your textbook on Quantitative research designs. For this assignment, you must understand
the criteria that distinguishes the different research designs.
The standard care for diabetic patients with stage 2 or 3 pressure ulcers includes the use of antibiotic creams and
daily dressing changes. Healing times can be weeks to months. It has been theorized that low-pressure pulsatile
lavage may decrease the healing time for diabetic patients with stage 2 and 3 pressure ulcers in addition to the
standard treatment. The research team is seeking to know the best design for testing this theory.
Your discussion for this week responds to the researchers question of design. Support your design selection with
at least 2 scholarly journal articles related to your design selection. You can use your textbook for additional
Your initial post will:
a) Identify the problem under research.
b) State the purpose
c) Identify the hypothesis(es) or research question
d) Identify the intervention
d) Identify the dependent (DV) and independent (IV).
e) Identify the conceptual framework related to the researcher’s theory.
f) Identify the research design best suited for this study.
g) Discuss the design and why it would be the best.
Your initial post should be no less than 3 slides and no more than 5 slides . Reference slide does not count in
the slide count. You must use in-text citations.
Your Power Point may use bullet points.
Upload your PPT into the DF by attaching it as a document