Current James Nursing Research Proposal


  • The main purpose of the Method Section is replication. This section should provide enough detail so that other scientists could carry out a similar study.
  • Often, this section provides data on which to judge validity and reliability of the study.

Study Design

  • Quantitative or Qualitative
  • Descriptive
  • Retrospective
  • Randomized Clinical Trial
  • Experimental
  • Intervention Studies
    • How were the groups determined


  • Where the study was preformed
  • Agency
  • Country
  • Region


  • What type of participants were sampled
  • Inclusion Criteria
  • Exclusion Criteria
  • Informed Consent
  • How were the participants invited to participate
    • Convenient Sample
    • Breast cancer patients, aged 50 and over, English Speaking and who have never undergone chemptherapy

Measurements or Instruments

  • Illustrate each of the instruments used in the study.
  • Describe scoring of each instrument
  • Describe the validity and reliability of each instrument.

Data Collection Procedures

  • How the participants were recruited.
  • Where did the data collection taken place (exam room)
  • What period of time is required for the data collection per participant
  • How often are the participants sampled
  • Support the data points. Why is data collection required at the beginning of chemo, at middle and end.

Data Analysis

  • Statistical Procedures.
  • Organized
  • Cogent with research questions stated in the beginning of the paper.


  • Fridlund, B. (2006). Writing a Scientific Manuscript: Some Formal and Informal Proposals. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 5, 185-187.

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