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Evaluation, Measurement and Research Methods

Monitoring why patients are not receiving pneumonia antibiotics on time

Problem:This is a study guide question and I was looking for some insight on this... it's a scenario... Your ED is typically overcrowded and busy. Data reveal that although the CMS require ...there is moreshow problemThis is a study guide question and I was looking for some insight on this... it's a scenario... Your

What tool would you use to analyze patient satisfaction?

Patient satisfaction survey data for the surgical service have been found to vary greatly in the following areas: perception of nursing care, staff attitude, food quality, team communication, noise level, room condition, and education about the disease process. (1) What tools would you use to interpret the data? (2) How wo

advantages and disadvantages of static versus dynamic faculty role models

I need some additional suggestions/ideas and help articulating the following many definitions of teaching that are available. 1. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of static versus dynamic faculty role models, and (give an example) or describe a faculty evaluation system/scenario with which you are familiar that could

Quality Measurement

What are some pitfalls or shortcomings of Quality measurement? Examples? If placed in charge of your organizations QI department, how would you determine what is important to measure in an organization?


What is objectivity? Why is it important? How is it estimated? What is reliability? Why is it important? How is it estimated? What is validity? Why is it important? How is it estimated? Identify things to consider when preparing to test participants on physical performance.

Grant Funding

Can someone help me in articulating this? Discuss the impact of the current economic climate on federal grant funding, philanthropic funding, and corporate funding. How do you believe this climate will change in the next 5 years? In the next 10 years?

Direct Costs versus Indirect Costs

What is the difference between direct and indirect costs? and What do these mean to the institution being funded for a project? Why do some agencies allow for indirects while others do not ? and If a proposal is funded at a level lower than requested (for example, it receives 65% of its request), how can the agency (fundee) m

Goals and Objectives

1. Discuss the key characteristics of well written goals and outcomes, such as those in a proposal i.e. give examples.

Review Paper

Can you help in articulating this for me? I need information and ideas to get me started. Thank you. TASK: Thinking like a reviewer and recalling what you have learned about successful proposals write a 2-3 page review of one of the proposals found at:

Grant Proposal - Component Checklist

List the core components of a successful proposal. In one document, list the funding source, the web address for the funding guidelines, and create a checklist of required and optional components required in a grant proposal. Be sure to note any required formatting, the mode of submission, and whether an Request for Proposal

Research Reliability and Validity

Can someone help me with this?I am a bit lost and don't know where to start here-please help. Say you were interviewing an expert researcher regarding different aspect of the research process:using this checklist, Complete this expert researcher interview?? 1. How do you start a research project? 2. What specific to

Yoga's effects

What if we did not know the paritcipant of a yoga class had stressful events that cause thieir blood pressure to rise. Perhaps he lost his job and never told the instructor. We wolud still see the changes in his blood pressure., but without being aware of the stressful event, we would not understand the cause of the change and

The Human mind in Interpreting Research findings

Can someone help me with this? (My text is Leedy and Ormod, Practical research) The human mind is a very powerful tool of research. How does the mind use statistics, deductive logic, and inductive reasoning to interpret research findings? Outcome: Understand the difference between the tools and the methodology of resea

The Cyclical Nature of Research

Please help so I can complete this: In a response, describe how the cyclical nature of research is related to the other characteristics of research. This should reflect critical thinking: assessing the validity of arguments, interpreting the accuracy of data, and ascertaining the depth and quality of research. Work should be

Restructuring and re-organizing

Assuming that you have a mid size medical center that you want to restructure into smaller units that are internaly independent but are the integral part of the medical center that can make it function efficiently as a whole. Briefly: QUESTIONS: a) What are the pros and cons for restructering. b) What are the precondit

Magnet Status

State a brief history of the magnet program and a summary of research and findings done.