Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 3: Research Analysis

NURS 6003 Assignment Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 3 Research Analysis

Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 3: Research Analysis

Week 3 | Part 3: Research Analysis

Studying the wellbeing of adults on social media platforms can help psychiatrist understand the long-term effects of using these platforms. There are several potential concerns that adults may experience on social media platforms, such as feeling isolated or lonely, comparing themselves to others, or

NURS 6003 Assignment Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 3 Research Analysis
NURS 6003 Assignment Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 3 Research Analysis

experiencing cyberbullying. These negative experiences can have a significant impact on an adult’s mental wellbeing. The goal of this type of research is to better understand how to support adults in their use of social media platforms so that they can maintain healthy mental wellbeing. The purpose of this part of assignment is to identify the topic of interest for further study and identify and analyze one peer-reviewed research article focused on this topic.

Topic of Interest: Impact of Social Media Platforms on the Mental Wellbeing of Adolescents

Step 1: Research Analysis

Complete the table below

Topic of Interest: Impact of Social Media Platforms on the Mental Wellbeing of Adolescents

 

Research Article: Include full citation in APA format, as well as link or search details (such as DOI) Kelly, Y., Zilanawala, A., Booker, C., & Sacker, A. (2018). Social media use and adolescent mental health: Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. EClinicalMedicine6, 59-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2018.12.005
Professional Practice Use:

One or more professional practice uses of the theories/concepts presented in the article

Authors adheres to the professional use of the concepts of reliability and validity. In other words, concepts of reliability and validity were used to assess the results of the study.

 

Research Analysis Matrix

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Strengths of the Research Limitations of the Research Relevancy to Topic of Interest Notes
 

Use of a large sample size and use of validated measures of social media use and mental health

The measures were self-reported and there was limited information on the types of social media platforms used. The objective of the study was to investigate the association between social media use and adolescent mental health. The objective and purpose of the study directly relate to the topic of interest. The article also addresses different aspects of the topic of interest. The study found that greater levels of social media use were associated with worse mental health outcomes in adolescents, including lower self-esteem and higher levels of depression and anxiety. These findings support previous research that has shown negative associations between social media use and mental health outcomes (Kelly et al., 2018).
 

There was the use of primary data from the cohort study

Because of the availability of data, researchers did not take into account some factors that were hypothesized to be on the pathway between poor mental health and social media use The hypothesis and the research questions all relates to the topic of interest and provide relevant information that can be used in addressing different aspects of the research topic. The limitation or weaknesses in this study cannot alter the findings. In other words, findings are reliable and valid.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Summary of Analysis

To identify and analyze peer-reviewed research, I often start by looking for relevant databases, such as the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed or Web of Science. I then use keywords to help me narrow my search results. The keywords I use depend on the research question at hand, in this case, I used “social media use” “mental well-being” “adolescents” I then determine the relevance of the information by reading the abstracts and/or full-text articles. If the article is relevant, I will analyze it in detail. If it is not relevant, I will discard it.

The strategies I would use that I found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research include:-Looking for journals that are published by well-known and respected scientific organizations, -Looking for journals that use a peer-review process in which articles are sent to other experts in the field for review before being published, -Making sure the journal is listed in an online database such as PubMed, which is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.- Finally, I would use keyword search to identify research studies with relevant information on the topic of interest.

One great resource that I intend to use in future for finding peer-reviewed research is the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed database. To find peer-reviewed research on a given topic in this database, an individual simply need to enter keywords related to that topic into the PubMed search bar, and then filter your results by “peer-reviewed.”

Conclusion

The identified study showed that there was a significant positive correlation between social media use and all four outcomes (anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body dissatisfaction). However, it should be noted that the findings of this study should be interpreted with caution due to its cross-sectional design. The hypothesis and the research questions all relates to the topic of interest and provide relevant information that can be used in addressing different aspects of the research topic. The findings from this study were reliable and valid given the methodology and the primary data that were used in the process.

Reference

Kelly, Y., Zilanawala, A., Booker, C., & Sacker, A. (2018). Social media use and adolescent mental health: Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. EClinicalMedicine6, 59-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2018.12.005