I am enrolled in a nursing research class at UTEP. I am truly struggling in this class
because I do not have a clue how to formulate a PICOT question and then write the paper. I believe I am a smart person but, some reason I just can't seem to grasp what I need to do.
I am looking for some to help guide me and give feedback on my assignments. Your help would truly be appreciate.
Did you take statistics? Stats is required at most schools before you do research.
If you didn't, I would look long and hard at whether or not you should drop. Basic stats terminology is likely to be used throughout the course. When I went through my research course, there was a short recap of the ENTIRE statistics course I had taken the previous semester, and that was all you got. If you don't know it, you are gonna have a hard time, or are going to have to bust your butt reading statistic books to catch up on the knowledge you don't have.
This is all coming from someone that got an A in upper-division stats and and A- in research. I know it's not an easy course -- non-analytical types or people that have a hard time with math sometimes struggle a lot -- at least that is what I saw with my classmates.
That said, PICOT isn't really heavily based in math. If you understand the concept of it and know what the letters stand for (do you?), you should be able to come up with something.
Last edit by CNL2B on May 22, '10
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