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Evaluation, Measurement and Research Methods

Dependent and independent variables

A researcher wants to find out the reliability and validity of a certain measure and the hypotheses are: 1) the healthy control participants will score better on the EFPT than those with stroke, 2) participants with mild stroke would perform significantly better than those with moderate stroke, 3) EFPT scores would show m

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: http://www.npguides.org/guide/sample_proposals.htm

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

Explain Reliability

Using a blood draw to compare to the glucometer. If reliability is consistency of a measurement, and validity is how well a measurement reflects the concept in question, is the comparison of a glucometer reading to a blood draw an indication of the reliability or the validity? How do you know?

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.

Criticizing research reports and analyzing the applicability of results

This review discusses how to critique a research study. Against the backdrop of health science research, with a strong clinical bias, the review discusses study design, outcome analyses and research relevance. Some global aspects of statistical analyses of the data is also provided. The aim of the review is to help dissect resea

Sampling Techniques, Measurement, Reliability, and Validity

Using the following scenario: There are 500 people in Chicago who suffer from a particular condition. You want to survey these people and you decide that since the survey instrument is long, you will give a monetary incentive of $15 to each of the individuals who completes the survey. You only have enough money to pay 45 pe

Methods of Research In Public Health Criteria for the Evaluation of a Research Study For this Discussion Forum use the following scenario: You are asked to read a research article from a psychology journal and evaluate whether or not in your opinion the study is a good one. It is not always an easy task to evaluate the work of another.

Methods of Research In Public Health Criteria for the Evaluation of a Research Study For this Discussion Forum use the following scenario: You are asked to read a research article from a psychology journal and evaluate whether or not in your opinion the study is a good one. It is not always an easy task to

Methods of Research In Public Health

Criteria for the Evaluation of a Research Study For this Discussion Forum use the following scenario: You are asked to read a research article from a psychology journal and evaluate whether or not in your opinion the study is a good one. It is not always an easy task to evaluate the work of another. What

Calculation of mean height of children

I have been given a data set with the heights (in cm) of 200 Mexican children ages 2- 10 years. Each child has an ID number at the column to the left. For the purposes of this assignment, I will think of the 200 children as being a population of children from some town in Mexico. I will need to estimate the average (mean) height