Instructions for the week

A framework is the overall conceptual underpinnings of your Scholarly Practice Project. Your study may not be based upon an identified theory or conceptual model, but every study has a framework. Theory and research have a reciprocal relationship. Theories are inductively built from observations; research is an appropriate source for these observations. Concepts and relationships that are validated through research become the foundation for theory development. Simply stated, theory guides research and research assesses the value of the theory.

You may remember some conceptual models and theories of nursing: Roy’s Adaptation Model and Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings. Other models and middle-range theories developed by nurses are Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory, Peplau’s Theory of Interpersonal Relations, and Pender’s Health Promotion Model. Other commonly used models and theories are Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory, the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) Model, and the Health Belief Model. What theory might you use for your study framework?

There are many models for evidence-based practice, such as the ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation, the Iowa Model for Evidence-based Practice to Promote Quality Care, and the Stetler Model of Research Utilization, to name a few. This week, we will look at the Rosswurm and Larrabee Model.

Begin with your selected research problem or topic. (Please refer to #NH34475 and Order #NH34278 for background knowledge on the research problem.

A logical starting point is to examine the conceptual contexts of existing studies on a similar theme. Your research may discover that several different models or theories are used. Become familiar with the discovered models/theories and select the one that best fits your Scholarly Practice Project.

**You can also utilize one or more of the following suggested reading materials below as a reference** Thank you

  • Moran, K., Burson, R., & Conrad, D. (2020). The Doctor of Nursing Scholarly Practice Project: A Framework for Success(3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
    • Section II
  • Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2016). Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.
    • Part 2
  • American Psychological Association (2020). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

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