Unit 5 RUA: Analyzing Published Research
The 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.
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Required Uniform Assignment: Analyzing Published Research
The purpose of this paper is to interpret the two articles identified as most important to the group topic.
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
CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and clinical significance related to evidence- based
practice. (POs #4 and #8)
Refer to the course calendar for due date information. The college’s Late Assignment policy applies to this
TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 200 POINTS
The paper will include the following.
1. Clinical question
a. Description of problem
b. Significance of problem
c. Purpose of paper
2. Description of findings
a. Summarize basics in the Matrix Table as found in Assignment Documents in
ii. Methods used
iv. Instruments including reliability and
v. Answer to “Purpose” question
vi. Identify next step for group
3. Conclusion of paper
a. Correct grammar and spelling
b. Use of headings for each section
NR449 Evidence Based Practice
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c. Use of APA format (sixth edition)
d. 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
Points % Description
Problem 30 15%
1. Problem is described: What is the focus of your group’s work?
2. Significance of the problem is described: What health outcomesresult
from your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem?
You may find support on websites for government or professional
3. Purpose of your paper: What will your paper do or describe? “The
purpose of this paper is to . . .”
**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.
Summarize the basics of each article in a matrix table that appearsin the
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 questionsthat can
help guide the group’s work.
Conclusion: Review major findingsin your paper in a summary paragraph.
Format 30 15%
1. Correct grammar and spelling
2. Use headings for each section: Problem, Synthesis of the Literature
(Concepts, Methods, Participants, Instruments, Implicationsfor
Future Work), Conclusion.
3. APA format (sixth ed.): Appendicesfollow references.
4. Paper length: Three pages