Linda Yoder and Debra Kirkley authored Staff Nurses’ Use of Research to Facilitate Evidence-Based Practice on August this year. In the research, quantitative design was utilized. The research was undertaken to establish the degree at which registered nurses working at an acute care multi-hospital system utilize research outcomes.
The target population consisted of registered nurses in America. Out of the 2900 individuals enrolled in the research, 1112 individuals managed to complete the required process (Yoder & Kirkley, 2014). The simple random sampling method was utilized. With the sampling method, the researchers were able to select unbiased samples. Similarly, the approach enabled the participants to be selected independently.
The survey instrument was used in the measurement of the variables. Through it, the collected data were grouped into five segments. Each segment had unique questions. The survey instrument was utilized because it had the best psychometric properties of capturing nurses’ attitudes.
In the research, survey was utilized in the collection of the required data from the participants (Yoder & Kirkley, 2014). The survey inquired about the utilization of the research findings by the participants. Similarly, the survey sought to establish how the nurses used evidence based practice in their practice.
Yoder, L. H., & Kirkley, D. (2014). Original Research: Staff Nurses’ Use of Research to Facilitate Evidence-Based Practice. American Journal of Nursing, 114(9), 26-37.