Q: How do I write the background of the study for my nursing-related research?
My research is around the knowledge of nurses related to [about] pressure injury.
The background of the study comes in the introduction and has to provide the context for the study. It has to talk about why this study is needed, what are the gaps in existing research it will address, and what are the remedies it will tentatively offer. Without knowing your exact research question, it may be difficult for us to provide more inputs. But perhaps you could talk about present gaps in knowledge among nurses regarding pressure injuries and why it’s critical to address these gaps. For instance, if some patients’ conditions became worse due to lapses by nurses in this regard, you could provide these statistics to add weight to your reasons for conducting the study.
For more information on writing the background of the study, you may refer to the following resources.
- How to write the background of your study
- What is the best way of stating the background of a study?
- How to write an engaging background of the study for your research paper [Course]
As the background of the study is closely related to the rationale or justification of the study, you may also refer to the following resources:
- How to write the rationale or justification of a study?
- Can you give an example of the "rationale of a study"?
All the best for your study!