Analyzing Published Research

Unit 5 RUA: Analyzing Published ResearchThe Analyzing Published Research paper is the second of three related assignments in this course. It is due in Unit 5. The purpose of this paper is to interpret the two articles identified as most important to the group topic.Click here to download the assignment requirements. You will also need the NR449 NR449 Evidence Matrix Table.Submit the assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.Required Uniform Assignment: Analyzing Published ResearchPurposeThe purpose of this paper is to interpret the two articles identified as most important to the group topic.COURSE OUTCOMESThis assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs #4and #8)CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and clinical significance related to evidence- basedpractice. (POs #4 and #8)DUE DATERefer to the course calendar for due date information. The college’s Late Assignment policy applies to thisactivity.TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 200 POINTSREQUIREMENTSThe paper will include the following.1. Clinical questiona. Description of problemb. Significance of problemc. Purpose of paper2. Description of findingsa. Summarize basics in the Matrix Table as found in Assignment Documents ine-College.b. Describei. Conceptsii. Methods usediii. Participantsiv. Instruments including reliability andvalidityv. Answer to “Purpose” questionvi. Identify next step for group3. Conclusion of paper4. Formata. Correct grammar and spellingb. Use of headings for each sectionNR449 Evidence Based PracticeNR449 RUA Analyzing Published Research.docx Revised 07/25/2016 2c. Use of APA format (sixth edition)d. Page length: three pagesPREPARING THE PAPER1. Please make sure you do not duplicate articles within your group.2. Paper should include a title page and a reference page.DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIAAssignmentCriteriaPoints % DescriptionProblem 30 15%1. Problem is described: What is the focus of your group’s work?2. Significance of the problem is described: What health outcomesresultfrom your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem?You may find support on websites for government or professionalorganizations.3. Purpose of your paper: What will your paper do or describe? “Thepurpose of this paper is to . . .”**Please note that although most of these questions are the same asyou addressed in paper 1, the purpose of this paper is different. Youcan use your work from paper 1 for items 1 and 2 above, includingany suggestions for improvement provided as feedback. Item 3 aboveshould be specific to this paper.Description ofFindings: Summary60 30%Summarize the basics of each article in a matrix table that appearsin theappendix.Description ofFindings:Description60 30%Describe in the body of the paper the following.? What concepts have been studied?? What methods have been used?? Who are the participants or members of the samples?? What instruments have been used? Did the authors describethe reliability and validity?? How do you answer your original “purpose of this paper”question? Do the findings of the articles provide evidencefor your answers? If so, how? If not, what is still needed tobe able to answer your question?? What is needed for the next step? Identify two questionsthat canhelp guide the group’s work.Description ofFindings: Conclusion20 10%Conclusion: Review major findingsin your paper in a summary paragraph.Format 30 15%1. Correct grammar and spelling2. Use headings for each section: Problem, Synthesis of the Literature(Concepts, Methods, Participants, Instruments, ImplicationsforFuture Work), Conclusion.3. APA format (sixth ed.): Appendicesfollow references.4. Paper length: Three pages

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