key elements of quantitative research


This week, your readings focused on key elements of quantitative research. One of the topics involved in sampling methods. As you prepare for your own upcoming DNP Project, you will have to determine the sampling method for the implementation of your evidence-based change process in your chosen organization. Students frequently elect to utilize convenience sampling for their DNP project.

–  Based on the assigned readings by Polit & Beck and the other literature this week, what are the advantages and disadvantages of convenience sampling that you should be aware of as your prepare for your upcoming doctoral projects? 

Additionally, your assigned readings this week from Polit & Beck cover key aspects that should be represented in a quantitative research study such as an identification of a theory, the listing of hypotheses, the reliability and validity of the survey tools, a Cronbach alpha score, etc.

–  Do you believe it could be a concern for a DNP practice expert that these were not clearly identified in the study? 

I look forward to your insights on this question. Be sure to remember to cite your sources. Thanks!  


The student post provides support from a minimum of at least three (2) scholarly sources. The scholarly source when used is: 1) evidence-based, 2) scholarly in nature, 3) published within the last 5 years, and 4) an in-text citation. citations and references are included when information is summarized/synthesized and/or direct quotes are used, in which APA 7 style standards apply. 

• Textbooks are not considered scholarly sources. 

• Wikipedia, Wikis, .com website,s or blogs should not be used.

additional information

 Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (Eds.). (2017). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.