Sample Discussion Conclusion Paper on Advanced Research Methods: Evidence Based Practice

The research topic selected by my group is environmental hazards in relation to air pollution and public safety. There are various research methods that would be appropriate to study this topic. Some of the most important ones are descriptive to provide a description of the situation. The explanatory methods also illustrate the depth of the problem in relation to other issue such as health, the goodwill of the community as well as their happiness. It would also be proper to be predictive and prescriptive to find out the related problems and how to solve them. However, they would present ethical problems based on the health safety issues associated. As such, the proper quantitative study would be that which assesses the risk and ways to reduce it. They estimate the risks for periods of exposure for a longer time (Hjørland, 2011).

In this case studies and cohort studies that take a longer period to complete would be the most appropriate. The research question should be to what extent does environmental hazards and especially air pollution affect the health safety of the public? After how long does it become a negative issue in the society?

In order to ensure external validity, the study will use random selection of participants to avoid bias. A number of factors would affect the internal validity. They include subject variability, size of subject population, and time given for collection of data. The best way to achieve research control is to find the best cause and effect for the research study. As such, it is important to have total control over research to ensure that the results are valid. This requires that the instruments are sensitive to attain validity (Wilkinson & Freudenburg, 2008).

 

References

Hjørland, Birger (2011). “Evidence based practice: An analysis based on the philosophy    of         science”. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 62 (7): 1301–10

Wilkinson, C. R., & Freudenburg, R. W. (2008). Equity and the environment. Amsterdam ;           Boston : Elsevier JAI.

The research topic selected by my group is environmental hazards in relation to air pollution and public safety. There are various research methods that would be appropriate to study this topic. Some of the most important ones are descriptive to provide a description of the situation. The explanatory methods also illustrate the depth of the problem in relation to other issue such as health, the goodwill of the community as well as their happiness. It would also be proper to be predictive and prescriptive to find out the related problems and how to solve them. However, they would present ethical problems based on the health safety issues associated. As such, the proper quantitative study would be that which assesses the risk and ways to reduce it. They estimate the risks for periods of exposure for a longer time (Hjørland, 2011).

In this case studies and cohort studies that take a longer period to complete would be the most appropriate. The research question should be to what extent does environmental hazards and especially air pollution affect the health safety of the public? After how long does it become a negative issue in the society?

In order to ensure external validity, the study will use random selection of participants to avoid bias. A number of factors would affect the internal validity. They include subject variability, size of subject population, and time given for the collection of data. The best way to achieve research control is to find the best cause and effect for the research study. As such, it is important to have total control over research to ensure that the results are valid. This requires that the instruments are sensitive to attain validity (Wilkinson & Freudenburg, 2008).

 

 

References

Hjørland, Birger (2011). “Evidence based practice: An analysis based on the philosophy    of         science”. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 62 (7): 1301–10

Wilkinson, C. R., & Freudenburg, R. W. (2008). Equity and the environment. Amsterdam ;           Boston : Elsevier JAI.