7. Research Problems, Aims, Questions and Hypotheses

Reflective Exercise

Think about a problem or issue from you practice experience that could be answered through research.

You might think about areas should as:

  • Patient safety issues
  • Quality improvement
  • Provision of information
  • Discharge planning
  • Additional materials.

You may find it helpful to look at the this Research Design Service website  http://www.rds-london.nihr.ac.uk/How-to-design-a-study-find-funding/Developing-your-research-question.aspx for information on how to turn an idea for a research project into a question.