Research Designs in America Hospital Association (AHA)

ResearchDesigns in America Hospital Association (AHA)


Researchdesigns in America Hospital Association (AHA)

AHA is aprofessional federation that pursues to support premium health caredelivery by health care networks and hospitals through provision ofeffective insight and public policies. A particular interest in thisbrief is the identification of the quantitative research methodology,specific variables, and levels of measurement that will help indesigning a conceptual structure. In this regards, the brief willencompass an experimental research design in AHA with gender as thespecific variable.

On the otherhand, the research will use a quantitative or continuous variable toundertake the study. In this regards, the research will use intervalvariables such as pain level on a scale of 1 to 10. On the otherhand, the research will measure variables in each person in a dataset i.e. the research will use continuous data, which take on anendless number of values, but measuring instrument limits theaccuracy of the measurement. Data will include heart rate, height,age, and weight.

Vignoletti &ampAbrahamsson (2012) and Kazdin (2011) assert that an experimentalresearch design allows a researcher to predict various phenomenon ina certain setting. In addition, it allows a researcher to explaincausation and effects thus, helps in the improvement of settings. Assuch, AHA can use the design proactively to identify various aspectsthat limit the provision of quality care.


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Dependent variables


On the other hand, probability plays a predominant role in theexecution of experimental design since the method uses manipulationand controls over certain variables. In addition, the design involvessubjecting experimental group to an independent variable and numerousassumptions.

The experimentaldesign allows a researcher to enhance prediction due to themanipulation of variables. In addition, Vignoletti &amp Abrahamsson(2012) assert that it allows the control of external variables, thesetting, and the deduction of causality through manipulation. Thesystematic subjection selection and equity within groups undercomparison allows the design to have greater internal cogency.However, the design may lead to alterations in behaviors andreactions, needs special facilities, which make it expensive, anddevelop problems in generalizations.


Kazdin, A. E. (2011).&nbspSingle-case research designs: Methodsfor clinical and applied settings&nbsp. Oxford University Press.

Vignoletti, F., &amp Abrahamsson, I. (2012). Quality of reporting ofexperimental research in implant dentistry. Critical aspects indesign, outcome assessment and model validation.&nbspJournal ofclinical periodontology,&nbsp39(s12), 6-27.