Formulating the Research Question, Problem Statement, Research Purpose

Design your research question aimed at solving (a part of) the problem and include the following components which will focus the literature review.
PICOT QUESTION:
Patient, Population or Problem

What are the characteristics of the patient or population?
What is the condition or disease you are interested in?
Intervention or exposure

What do you want to do with this patient (e.g. treat, diagnose, observe)?
Comparison

What is the alternative to the intervention (e.g. placebo, different drug, surgery)?
Outcome

What are the relevant outcomes (e.g. morbidity, death, complications)?
Ensure that the research question is answerable, feasible and clinically relevant
The next step in Submissions Area will be to develop a research hypothesis from the research question.


Begin your discussion by sharing your problem statement and research question. Next, discuss your sampling plan. In addition, discuss your research design. Consider the following as you craft your response.

SAMPLING
How will the sample be selected?
What type of sampling method is used? Is it appropriate to the design?
Does the sample reflect the population as identified in the problem or purpose statement?
Is the sample size appropriate? Why or why not?
To what population may the findings be generalized? What are the limitations in generalizability?