Module 1 – Background

THE RESEARCH QUESTION, LITERATURE REVIEW, AND RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS

Required Reading

Available via ProQuest:

Blazer, D. G. (2007). Religious beliefs, practices and mental health outcomes: What is the research question? The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 15(4), 269-72.

Chien, A., Coker, T., Choi, L., Slora, E., Bodnar, P., Weiley, V., . . . Johnson, J. (2006). What do pediatric primary care providers think are important research questions? A perspective from PROS providers. Ambulatory Pediatrics, 6(6), 352-5.

Farrugia, P., Petrisor, B., Farrokhyar, F., & Bhandari, M. (2010). Research questions, hypotheses and objectives. Canadian Journal of Surgery, 53(4), 278-281.

Newton, J. T., Bower, E. J., & Williams, A. C. (2004). Research in primary dental care part 2: Developing a research question. British Dental Journal, 196(10), 605-8.

Available via the Internet

Ressing, M., Blettner, M., & Klug, S. J. (2009). Systematic Literature Reviews and Meta-Analyses: Part 6 of a Series on Evaluation of Scientific Publications. Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, 106(27), 456–463.  http://doi.org/10.3238/arztebl.2009.0456

Sparkling Psychology Star (2013, December 22). How to write hypotheses. Retrieved from  https://youtu.be/9NCbNgnIhH8

The Doctoral Journey (June, 2013). Developing a Quantitative Research Plan: Research Question. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ryTDfTnCauw

Yale University (June, 2015). Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods: Developing a Qualitative Research Question (Module 2). Retrieved from  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0HxMpJsm0I

Optional Resources

Purdue Online Writing Lab. (2018). General format. Retrieved from https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html

Purdue Online Writing Lab. (2018). In-text citations: The basics. Retrieved from https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/in_text_citations_the_basics.html

Purdue Online Writing Lab. (2018). Reference list: Basic rules. Retrieved from https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/reference_list_basic_rules.html

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