The purpose of this paper is to interpret the two articles identified as most important to the group topic.

Course Outcomes

This 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 #4 and #8)

CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and clinical significance related to evidence- based practice. (POs #4 and #8)

Due Date

Refer to the course calendar for due date information. The college’s Late Assignment policy applies to this activity.

Total Points Possible

150 Points

Requirements

The paper will include the following.

  1. Clinical question
    1. Description of problem
    2. Significance of problem
    3. Purpose of paper
  2. Description of findings
    1. Summarize basics in the Matrix Table as found in Assignment Documents in e-Colleg
    2. Describe
      1. Concepts
      2. Methods used
  • Participants
  1. Instruments including reliability and validity
  2. Answer to “Purpose” question
  3. Identify next step for group
  1. Conclusion of paper
  2. Format
    1. Correct grammar and spelling

Use of headings for each section

  1. Use of APA format (sixth edition)
  2. Page length: three pages

PREPARING THE PAPER

  1. 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 Criteria

Assignment CriteriaPoints%Description
Problem20 13% 1. Problem is described: What is the focus of your group’s work?2. Significance of the problem is described: What health outcomes result from your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem? You may find support on websites for government or professional organizations.3. Purpose of your paper: What will your paper do or describe? “Thepurpose of this paper is to . . .”click here for more information on this paper **Please note that although most of these questions are the same as you addressed in paper 1, the purpose of this paper is different. You can use your work from paper 1 for items 1 and 2 above, including any suggestions for improvement provided as feedback. Item 3 above should be specific to this paper.
Description ofFindings: Summary 20       13%    Summarize the basics of each article in a matrix table that appears in the appendix. 
Description ofFindings: Description6041%   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 describe the reliability and validity?·        How do you answer your original “purpose of this paper” question? Do the findings of the articles provide evidence for your answers? If so, how? If not, what is still needed to be able to answer your question?·        What is needed for the next step? Identify two questions that can help guide the group’s work.
Description ofFindings: Description6041%   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 describe the reliability and validity?·        How do you answer your original “purpose of this paper” question? Do the findings of the articles provide evidence for your answers? If so, how? If not, what is still needed to be able to answer your question?·        What is needed for the next step? Identify two questions that can help guide the group’s work.
Format30 20% 1.    Correct grammar and spelling2.    Use headings for each section: Problem, Synthesis of the Literature (Concepts, Methods, Participants, Instruments, Implications for Future Work), Conclusion.3.    APA format (sixth ed.): Appendices follow references.4.    Paper length: Three pages

THIS IS HOW IT WOULD BE GRADING

Assignment Criteria Outstanding or Highest Level of Performance

A (92–100%)    Very Good or High Level of Performance

B (84–91%)      Competent or Satisfactory Level of Performance

C (76–83%)      Poor, Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of Performance

F (0–75%)

  • This is what I need to have in my paper to have an A:
  • Includes all elements in a manner that is clearly understood.
  • Problem description provides focus of the group’s work.
  • Significance of the problem is clearly stated and supported by current evidence.
  • Purpose of paper is clearly stated.
  • Summary omits no more than one required item from the Evidence Matrix Table.
  • Description includes ALL elements.
  • 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 describe the reliability and validity?
  • How do you answer your original “the purpose of this paper” question? Do the findings of the articles provide evidence for your answers? If so, how? If not, what is still needed to be able to answer your question?
  • What is needed for the next step? Identify two questions that can help guide the group’s work.
  • Summary paragraph includes ALL major findings from article.
  • Independently extracts complex data from a variety of quantitative sources, presents those data in summary form,

makes appropriate connections and inferences consistent with the data, and relates them to a larger context.

  • Recognizes points of view and value assumptions in formulating interpretation of data collected and articulates the point of view in a given situation.
  • Identifies misrepresentations in the presentation of  quantitative data and the logical and empirical fallacies in inferences drawn from data.
  • Length is three full pages.
  • Used appropriate APA format and is free of errors.
  • Includes ALL headings and subheadings as instructed.
  • Grammar, spelling, and mechanics are free of errors.
  • quantitative data and the logical and empirical fallacies in inferences drawn from data.
  • Length is three full pages.
  • Used appropriate APA format and is free of errors.
  • Includes ALL headings and subheadings as instructed.
  • Grammar, spelling, and mechanics are free of errors.

EVIDENCE MATRIX TABLE

EVIDENCE MATRIX TABLE

ArticleReferencePurposeHypothesisStudy QuestionVariablesIndependent(I)Dependent(D)Study DesignSampleSize and SelectionData CollectionMethodsMajor Findings