Nursing Research Proposal Qualitative

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					                            Applicant’s Name _______________________________________

                 AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC NURSING FOUNDATION
                        RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSAL
                     Guidelines for Quantitative Proposal Review

Instructions for reviewers: Please place a number in each box and total the score at the end
of each section and each page. 1=Exceptional; 2=Good; 3=Adequate; 4=Fair;
5=Poor/Absent; N/A=Not Applicable.
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       A. Abstract: (includes significance, design, aims, methods)

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       B. Problem statement/research questions are:
          - Problem statement is clear and original
          - Consistency between problem, purpose, aims and research question
          - Substantiated by literature

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       C. Study Significance:
          - Significance of study is adequately explained and is clearly related to psychiatric-
            mental health nursing
          - The potential for nursing knowledge development is clear

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       D. Study Variables:
          - The variables are operationally defined.

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       E. The review of literature is:
          - Clear
          - Sufficient/Relevant
          - Current
          - Points to how proposed study will expand previous nursing research

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      F. Theoretical Framework:
          - The theoretical framework is clearly described and is relevant to proposed study

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      G. The study design is:
         - Clear
         - Appropriate

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     H. The sample and setting is
        - Clearly described
        - Sample size is justified
        - Adequate to answer the research questions
        - Access to data collection sites?

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     I. The method of sample selection is:
         - Appropriate
         - Clear so as to allow for replication

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     J. The tools to be used are:
         - Appropriate
         - Valid
         - Reliable

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     K. The procedure for data collection is:
        - Explicit
        - Replicable
        - Appropriate
        - Feasible

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     L. Data analysis plans are:
         - Explicit
         - Appropriate to the question and hypothesis

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      M. Human Subjects Protection: The procedure for obtaining consent is
         - Adequate
         - Ethical
         - Clear

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     N. Institutional Review Board
         - IRB approval attached
         - IRB approval pending

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      O. Risks and Benefits:
         - The potential benefits to the subject and society are described
         - The potential risks to the subject are discussed and measures to reduce risk
           described

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     P. The risk/benefit ratio(s) are within legitimate proportions to warrant ethical
     approval and provide for adequate protection of subjects.
         - Proportions of risk to benefit
         - Subject protection
         - Ethical adequacy

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      Q. References:
         - References sufficiently identify and support knowledge gap
         - References adequately address the concept/construct/phenomenon of interest

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     R. Budget:
        - Budget justification is included
        - Budget is reasonable for work proposed

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      S. Appendices:
         - IRB approvals, interview guides, etc.

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      T. Other Considerations:
         - Limitations of the study are acknowledged
         - Time Frame is appropriate
         - Physical resources are adequate
         - Overall organization, clarity, and adherence to page limitations

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                             Applicant’s Name _______________________________________

                 AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC NURSING FOUNDATION
                         RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSAL
                      Guidelines for Qualitative Proposal Review

Instructions for reviewers: Please place a number in each box and total the score at the end
of each section and each page. 1=Exceptional; 2=Good; 3=Adequate; 4=Fair;
5=Poor/Absent; N/A=Not Applicable.
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       A. Introduction:
        Concept/Construct/Phenomenon of Interest, Identification of Initial Guiding Question,
        Justification for Design, Significance of Study, Overview of Design
        - Is the phenomenon/concept/construct of study clearly stated?
        - Is the significance of the study stated in terms of relevance to psychiatric-mental
           health nursing?
        - Is the aim of the study clearly stated and related to the strengths of the qualitative
           design?
        - Is an overview of the design included and discussed in relation to the study purpose?

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       B. Review of the Literature/Evolution of the Study:
       Historical, experiential, and scientific contexts, for the study
        - Does this section strengthen the arguments for design and significance?
        - If the qualitative method chosen calls for a literature review and conceptual
          framework prior to data collection is there an adequate discussion?
        - Are the major concepts/constructs discussed and defined?
        - If qualitative method chosen calls for a literature review only after data collection, is
          a process outlined for accomplishing this?
        - Does the literature reviewed support the researcher's argument that gaps exist in the
          literature and that further study is necessary?
        - If bracketing of assumptions is necessary, does the researcher explain this process?

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       C. Research Design:
       Philosophical/theoretical premises, relation to research question and aim of study
        - Is the research design explained in detail?
        - Is there an adequate discussion of theoretical premises of the method chosen?
        - Are there primary sources used to discuss the design?

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      D. Research Method:
      Sample, data collection procedures, data analysis procedures, verification methods
       - Is the plan for data collection and analysis clear and relevant to the design?
       - Are the sources of data and method for assessing data clear and appropriate to the
          design?
       - Is sample size appropriate for design? Is it justified?
       - If the sample size cannot be delineated before the study begins, is a rationale and
          plan provided?
       - Is it clear as to how the researcher will determine whether adequate sampling has
          occurred?
       - Is the focus for initial data collection delineated?
       - Are the data collection strategies congruent with the qualitative method chosen?
       - Is it clear how data will be analyzed?
       - Are data analysis plans appropriate for the design?
       - Does the researcher adequately address criteria to judge the rigor of the data
          collection and analysis?
       - Are limitations identified and appropriately discussed?

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      E. Human Subjects Protection: The procedure for obtaining consent is
       - Adequate
       - Ethical
       - Clear

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     F. Institutional Review Board
       - IRB approval attached
       - IRB approval pending

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     G. Risks and Benefits:
        - The potential benefits to the subject and society are described
        - The potential risks to the subject are discussed and measures to reduce risk
          described

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     H. The risk/benefit ratio(s) are within legitimate proportions to warrant ethical
     approval and provide for adequate protection of subjects.
        - Proportions of risk to benefit
        - Subject protection
        - Ethical adequacy

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                           Applicant’s Name _______________________________________

      I. References:
         - References sufficiently identify and support knowledge gap
         - References adequately address the concept/construct/phenomenon of interest

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     J. Budget:
         - Budget justification is included
         - Budget is reasonable for work proposed

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      K. Appendices:
         - IRB approvals, interview guides, etc.

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      L. Other Considerations:
         - Limitations of the study are acknowledged
         - Time Frame is appropriate
         - Physical resources are adequate
         - Overall organization, clarity, and adherence to page limitations

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                                                          Subtotal Score this page__________

TOTAL OVERALL SCORE____________
                           Applicant’s Name _______________________________________

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            AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC NURSING FOUNDATION

                                REVIEWER SUMMARY


RECOMMENDATIONS TO APNF BOARD OF TRUSTEES

_______Approval

_______Conditional Approval with following revisions:

_______Disapproval



Rank:______________


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Signature of Reviewer

 A SUMMARY STATEMENT WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE APPLICANT FOLLOWING
                             REVIEW
                    Applicant’s Name _______________________________________

       APNF RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION
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                  (Receipt Deadline: February 15, 2008)

				
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