Milestone One Worksheet
Please complete this table to add context to your responses in the Research Methods table below. Your instructor will provide feedback.
List the title and author of the article you chose.
The effects of hospital-level factors on patients’ ratings of physician communication.
Al-Amin, M., Makarem, S. C., & Canose, J. (2016).
Journal of Healthcare Management, 61(1), 28–43.
Describe the purpose of the study.
The purpose of this study is to “examine organizational-level factors that influence patient perceptions of physician communication in inpatient settings.” (Al-Amin & Makaremet, 2016).
What is the research question in the study?
The research question(s) asked in this article are what are the effects and factors first to then establish the purpose.
What is the hypothesis of the study?
The hypothesis in this article is “a higher physician staffing level, a key structural attribute, is associated with higher ratings of physician-patient communication” (Al-Amin & Makaremet, 2016).
Research Methods: In this section of your analysis, you will take a deep dive into the research methods used by the authors of the study you chose to analyze. It is important that you are able to identify, describe, and discuss the data collection and data analysis methodology used by the researchers.
Important: Once you receive instructor feedback on this table, you will use it to inform the writing of the Research Methods section in paragraph form for the submission of your final project in Module Seven.
Research Methods Table
Response to the Critical Element
Identify whether the study design is experimental or observational. Support your identification with examples from the study.
Identify the methods used to collect the data and explain why the methods are appropriate based on the research question.
Identify the data collected as quantitative or categorical. Support your identification with examples from the study.
Discuss the potential weaknesses of the data collection methods used. Support your discussion with examples from the study
Identify the data analysis methods used and explain why the methods are appropriate based on the research question.
Discuss the potential weaknesses of the data analysis methods used. Support your discussion with examples from the study.
Describe the key demographics of the population sampled and identify the inclusion and exclusion criteria for participants.
Milestone One Worksheet