discuss which viewpoint on these two perspectives you lean toward and why.

At this early stage of action research as you prepare to search
for credible sources of information to help you build an action
research proposal, discuss which viewpoint on these two
perspectives you lean toward and why.
When researching increased activity, hypertension, and high
blood pressure this learner is leaning towards reviewing related
literature and refining research questions, while addressing
assumptions. Mills (2014) asserts that variability in human
behavior may complicate the usage of scientific tools that are used
to draw conclusions, but those tools actually assist in determining
meaningful analysis. As such, previous studies, reports, and
inquiry will definitively enhance the quality of findings. Further,
the review of related literature will help dispel such erroneous
assumptions as the ideas that blood pressure and heart rate are
always linked, blood pressure and heart rate have normal target
numbers, and low pulse or blood pressure always suggests a problem;
which are all false (Cleveland Clinic, 2017). Having a good grasp
of research parameters allows for a more focused evaluation of the
data. This is helpful to distinguish information that adds to the
knowledge base.
How do you intend to use what you learned concerning best
practices for research from the chapter and the web-based resources
to help you search effectively and efficiently?
The process of effective research takes practice and requires
specific skill-sets. Mills (2014) informs that the ability to read
and interpret literature is essential for academic efficacy and
necessitates literature review competency. Therefore, the
information learned concerning best practices for research will be
used to support goals, assess alternatives, select samples that
represent the population being studied, verify quality of data,
implement appropriate confidentiality requirements, and provide for
replication (American Association of Public Opinion Research,
2017). Moreover, reputable and authentic sources will be used to
extrapolate grounded facts. For example, scientific journals, peer
reviewed articles, and recent text books will be used to in
conjunction with reputable .gov or .org websites to compile
relevant information. Independent studies verify that current and
best practices research is vital for developing a thorough
understanding of a problem and it components (Eglene, 2000). This
is why the standard process of formulating a question, gathering
information, and selecting appropriate participants will be
used.
References:
American Association of Public Opinion Research (2017). Best
practices for survey research. Retrieved from http://www.aapor.org/Standards-Ethics/Best-Practices.aspx
Cleveland Clinic (2017). Health essentials. Retrieved from
https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2016/08/6-myths-blood-pressure-heart-rate/
Eglene, O. (2000). Conducting best and current practices
research: A starter kit. Retrieved from https://www.ctg.albany.edu/publications/guides/conducting_best/conducting_best.pdf
Mill, G. E. (2014). Action research: A guide for the teacher
researcher (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

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