Design a descriptive study to investigate if better meal options will increase patient satisfaction

7 pages

WEEK 3 PROJECT 03/03/2018

You are the hospital administrator in a medium-sized, urban, for-profit hospital that caters to middle-income groups. You wonder if patients’ satisfaction with the hospital stay will increase significantly if they are given better and more flexible meal options. You decide to conduct a research study to find the answer. The first step is to design the study.

Design a descriptive study to investigate if better meal options will increase patient satisfaction. Include the following elements of design:

Develop a research question or purpose of the study

Selection of subjects for study (what is the sample)

Assignment of subjects to experimental or control groups

Study time

Type of data to be gathered

Measures of meal options and of patient satisfaction

Method of data collection

Guidelines for data interpretation

After you complete building the study design, list three design elements you considered in your study that were not readily obvious in the one you read last week “Diagnosed with Breast Cancer While on a Family History Screening Programmed: An Exploratory Qualitative Study.”

Resource:

Office of Research Integrity. (n.d.). Research design. Retrieved from https://ori.hhs.gov/content/module-2-research-design.

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Submission Details:

Your assignment should be addressed in an 7 page document.

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