devry nr439 week 6 assignment latest 2016 july

| September 11, 2018

Research Article Review
Guidelines
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is for the student to learn to
assimilate, analyze, critique, and summarize an original research article. Student
is to select a report of a single, original study that has been published
within the last five years from the CCN Library.
Course Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will
demonstrate the ability to meet the following course outcomes:
CO1: Examine the
sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO #7)
CO2: Apply
research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research
studies. (POs #4 and 8)
CO4: Evaluate
published nursing research for credibility and lab significance related to
evidence-based practice. (POs #4 and 8)
CO5: Recognize
the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs #7 and 8)
Points
The assignment is worth a total of 200
points.
Due Date
You are
to submit your paper to the Week 6 Research Article Review Dropbox by Sunday
11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 6.
Requirements
Through this assignment, the
student will:
1.
Conduct a systematic search of relevant databases to find research-based
evidence related to a nursing problem (CO 1); Student is to use the CCN library
for search.
2.
Critique a peer-reviewed study, indicating the research question,
sample, design of study, data collection method, findings, and limitations of
each (CO 2, CO 4,)
3.
Summarize the research article and evaluate the significance to
nursing. (CO 3).
4.
Please remember this assignment can be sent
to Turnitin Week One draft box for review. If you wait until late Sunday night
to submit, you may not receive your feedback in time if you need to make
changes. Final submission must be in the Week 6 Assignment Dropbox and student
will not receive Turnitin results. Please read the announcement on the Turnitin
information.
5.
Article must be from CCN Library and
student is required to document working permalink to article.
Preparing
the Paper
Conduct a PICO(T) search on the nursing
problem that you identified in Week 2, Discussion questions. Select one most
recent peer-reviewed study that describes original research in a single study.
Analyze the article and provide the
following information in brief format: research question the study; type of
sample and number of participants; research design of the study, findings of
the study; and limitations of the study. Summarize the importance to nursing.
The estimated length of this paper is four
(4) pages, excluding the title page and References page. Summarize the results
of the study as outlined below:
1.
Write a brief introduction to your paper, however do not label it as an
“Introduction” in accordance with the rules of APA scholarly writing.
2. State the research question for
this study in a paragraph.
3. Describe the research design of
this study.
4. Explain how the sample was
selected and include the number of participants. Make a judgment as to whether
the sample size was adequate, and defend your answer why or why not.
5. Describe the data collection
method(s) including who collected data, what tools were used, and other
pertinent information.
6. Identify the limitations of the
study, and describe how the limitations could be overcome in subsequent studies.
7. Describe the findings reported in
the study. What is the answer to the research question based on these findings?
If the study fails to answer the research question, what do you believe is the
reason?
8.
Summarize the article. Based on these findings, is the evidence that you
found on your topic strong enough to suggest a change in practice, or an idea
for practice? Please provide the rationale for your answer.
9.
List your references, formatted in APA style, On the References page. Guidelines
and a sample paper on APA may be found under Course Home in the Course
Resources link. Follow the guidelines for writing professional papers using APA
formatting as described in the 6th edition of the manual.
Grading
Criteria

Category

Points

%

Description

Research Question

20

10%

In a short
paragraph, state the research question of this study.

Design of Study

20

10%

Describe the research design
used in the study

Sample/Population of the study

25

12.5%

Comment on how
the sample was selected and on the number of participants. Is the number
adequate? Why or why not?

Data CollectionMethods

25

12.5%

Describe the data collection
procedure.

Limitations

20

10%

Describe the limitations found
in the study.

Findings

25

12.5%

Based on this
study, what are the findings? What is the answer to the research question?
Does the study fail to answer the question, and if so, why?

Summary of Article
(See rubric for categories and breakdown of
points.)

25

12.5%

Summary of all aspects of the study is clear and comprehensive. Rationale for
decisions related to use of study findings is clear.

Selection of Article

20

10%

Selects appropriate,
single study from professional, peer-reviewed literature from the CCN Library
and provides working permalink to article.

Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling/ APA
Formatting

20

10%

No more than 0–3 errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
APA formatting is correct with 0–3 errors.

Total

200

100%

A quality paper will meet or exceed
all of the above requirements.

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