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.
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)
The assignment is worth a total of 200 points.
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.
Through this assignment, the student will:
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:
|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 Collection Methods||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?|
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