Later, using the quantitative techniques the benefits realized were determined as a result of the implementation.
The research methodology used for this research paper was the survey design. A random sample of the hospitals was selected from all over the state and accordingly the perceived importance and the implementation of the error reducing strategies was checked using a questionnaire as the data gathering instrument. The target population was identified and the questionnaires were distributed via the electronic media. A follow up was made about whether the questionnaire was received to the right person by making phone calls.
The problem statement of a research study is basically a set of puzzles that the researcher intends to solve. The statement may not be a single statement presenting the problem; rather it could constitute few paragraphs or multiple points covering the problem area. However, they should “present a concise description of the nature of the problem to be investigated” (Blaikie, 2000, p.16). With respect to this, the problem statement of this research paper is very well presented. It is actually covered in four very concise points which identify the problem areas that are dealt in the research paper. They deal with the variables identified (dependent, independent and moderating) with which all the study relates to.
However rigorous the study might be, the vitality of selecting the appropriate sample and targeting the key respondents can not in any case be ignored; for a failure with this part of the study would result in the whole study being fruitless as the validity of the results could well be challenged.
The research paper under consideration deals with the perceived importance and the implementation of the error reducing strategies in the hospitals and the barriers that come in the way. With respect to that, the key respondents that were identified for the