Criteria to be addressed in research proposal evaluation:
1- Title page
2- Problem statement, purpose, questions, hypothesis, variables, definition of terms.
3- Conceptual or theoretical framework utilized.
4- Quality and depth of literature review, use of current references.
5- Methodology: state whether study is quantitative or qualitative, design, sample size/type/selection, instruments for data collection, study procedures, subject protection
6- Data analysis: method and findings
7- Limitations, conclusions, recommendations, ( researcher’s interpretation of findings)
8- Link with nursing practice, education ( researchers and your viewpoint)
9- References page
10- Adhere to APA format: spelling error free ; headings, margins
A- Research design
1- Identify whether the study is quantitative or qualitative.( the study will be quantitative
2- Identify the type of design ( ethnography, correlation ,,, etc )
3- Provide explanation about choice of design.
B- Sample, population
1- Describe the population to be recruited for the study. State the size (n) and demographics preferred. Identify inclusion and exclusion criteria.
2- Identify the selection process. Randomization and type of sampling.
1- Identify the instruments for data collection
2- Include information about validity and reliability ( from the literature)
3- If a mailed survey will be used. Identify the steps that will be taken to administer and follow up to obtain a high response rate.
D- Data collection Procedures
Collection process to be use
E- Human subjects Protection
1- consent procedure ( form)
2- how will subject be informed about the research study?
3- how will subject be protected to ensure anonymity or confidentiality ?
part 5 data analysis methods :
A- Method: identify type of statistical test ( for quantitative research ) or method ( for qualitative research)
B- Provide explanation about choice of analysis procedure.
C- Explain how result will be displayed.
part 6 applicability to Nursing / link between nursing research and nursing practice :
A- Nursing practice
B- Nursing education
C- Nursing research
D- Nursing administration