Designing a research study

Robin Whittemore, Gail D.Eramo Melkus

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Diabetes educators and advanced-practice nurses in diabetes care often participate in clinical research. The purpose of this article is to provide a broad overview of important decisions in planning a research study. The research process is reviewed, including the conceptual phase, the design and planning phase, the empirical phase, the analytic phase, and the dissemination phase. Issues unique to diabetes education research are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-216
Number of pages16
JournalDiabetes Educator
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)

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