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Trainees' scores on career development courses

Quantitative research question:
Do trainees have lower passing scores on career development courses at a deployed location, than those at a home location?

Peruse the literature; select 4 or 5 articles that relate to the research question; and read with a purpose to identify gaps in information or ambiguities that help to clarify and justify the research question.
Based on your review of the literature, discuss the following items in your paper:
- Show why your research question (in original format or revised) needs to be answered (for example, does it address controversies or debates, or fill a gap, found in the literature?)
- Describe the theories that support your research question (for example, are there any theoretical models that need to be tested empirically as suggested by your research question?)
- Identify the best methodology to conduct a study to answer your research question (please explain your response)
- Describe how answering your research question (with completion of prospective study) would add to the research already completed.

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Stockburger, D. W. (2006). Statistics. Retrieved August 22, 2013 from Missouri State University website:

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The research question is valid because of the fact that many people now engage in career development from home because of the onslaught of online technology. Therefore, it is vital to ascertain if this type of employee training is as effective as training provided onsite because of the variables associated with patient care and health. If dealing with the healthcare industry, it would be necessary to understand how effective the trainees are after taking career development courses at home in relation to how they have fared while taking these courses at deployed locations. The literature provided by you in the articles that you have given do not address this issue sufficiently and ...

Solution Summary

The solution answers whether trainees' scores on career development courses are better at a deployed location or at a home location.