The Research Process

  • Stormy M. MonksEmail author
  • Rachel Bailey
Part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation book series (CHS)


Research is a process that requires not only time but considerable effort. Research is intended to answer a specific question that is pertinent to a field of study. The research question or study purpose determines the type of research approach taken. Prior to conducting research, it is important to determine if the research must be approved by an institutional review board to ensure that it is being conducted in an ethically sound manner. After the study implementation, the researcher has the obligation to write about the research process. This assists other researchers by providing additional knowledge to the literature surrounding the research topic.


Research Quantitative Qualitative Experimental Quasi-experimental Nonexperimental Institutional review board Abstract Introduction Purpose statement Methods Results Discussion/conclusions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center El PasoEl PasoUSA
  2. 2.Engineering and Computer SimulationsOrlandoUSA

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