NR 505 Week 3 Research Summary Table Recent:

NR 505 Week 3 Research Summary Table Recent:

Research Summary Table

Guidelines with Scoring Rubric

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is for the student to learn to assimilate, analyze, critique, and summarize original research articles. In other words, select a report of a single, original study.

Course Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

(CO 2) Formulate and analyze nursing/clinical problems related to nursing and other disciplines. (PO 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

(CO 3) (PO 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11)

Due Date:Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 3

Total Points Possible: 165 Points

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 2);

2. Construct a summary table of four peer-reviewedquantitative single original studies, indicating the purpose, sample, design/level of evidence, findings, and limitations of each (CO 3); and

3. Summarize the findings of the four studies as a whole (CO 3).

Preparing the Table

Conduct a PICO(T) search on the nursing problem related to your practice setting.Select the four most recent peer-reviewed studiesthat describe original research in a single study (do not select a meta-analysis, systematic review of research, or integrative literature review). Refer to the Types of Articles Found in the Nursing and Healthcaredocument in the Course Resource section to make sure that you are using the correct document.
Construct a table summarizing the four most credible and recent studies, using the Research Summary template on the next page (also found in Course Resource Section). Analyze each article and provide the following information in brief format: purpose of the study; type of sample and number of participants; design of the study, along with the level of evidence; findings of the study; and limitations of the study.

Preparing the Summary

Briefly (2-4 pages; not including cover page and reference page(s)) summarize the results of the four studies as a whole. Follow this outline:

I. In a short paragraph, restate your research question and describe your search strategy. (10 points)

II. Analysis of the designs used in the studies presented in your research summary table. (10 points)

III. Where do these studies fall on the LevelsofEvidence table? What is the significance of this information?(10 points)

IV. Based on these studies, what are the findings? What is the answer to the research question?How well do the studies answer or fail to answer the question? Provide rationale to support your answer.(10 points)

V. Howwas eachsample selected and how many participants in the studies. Is this number adequate? Why or why not? (10 points)

VI. Overall, what are the limitations of the study, and how can these limitations be overcome in subsequent studies? (10 points)

VII. 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? Why or why not?Please provide a rationale for your answer.(10 points)

Provide your references, formatted in APA style, after the summary. Include the doi number for each article. Submit a permalink of each article you have chosen for this assignment (directions on how to obtain a permalink are located in the Course Resource section).
Instructions for setting up your paper in APA 6th edition format.

Look at the example document for this assignment. Start your paper as you would other APA 6thedition format professional papers. Copy and paste the table into your APA paper. This should allow your paper to remain in a vertical format. Your paper should be one document.
Research Summary Table (template provided in separate document)

APA Writing Checklist

Use this document as a checklist for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate program. Follow specific instructions indicated in the assignment and use this checklist to help ensure correct grammar and APA formatting. Refer to the APA resources available in the GCU Library and Student Success Center.

☐ APA paper template (located in the Student Success Center/Writing Center) is utilized for the correct format of the paper. APA style is applied, and format is correct throughout.

☐  The title page is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.

☐ The introduction is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.

☐ Topic is well defined.

☐ Strong thesis statement is included in the introduction of the paper.

☐ The thesis statement is consistently threaded throughout the paper and included in the conclusion.

☐ Paragraph development: Each paragraph has an introductory statement, two or three sentences as the body of the paragraph, and a transition sentence to facilitate the flow of information. The sections of the main body are organized to reflect the main points of the author. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.

☐ All sources are cited. APA style and format are correctly applied and are free from error.

☐ Sources are completely and correctly documented on a References page, as appropriate to assignment and APA style, and format is free of error.

Check Out Also: 

Scholarly Resources: Scholarly resources are written with a focus on a specific subject discipline and usually written by an expert in the same subject field. Scholarly resources are written for an academic audience.

Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by experts in a field, and formally published encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Peer-Reviewed Journals: Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated prior to publication by experts in the journal’s subject discipline. This process ensures that the articles published within the journal are academically rigorous and meet the required expectations of an article in that subject discipline.

Empirical Journal Article: This type of scholarly resource is a subset of scholarly articles that reports the original finding of an observational or experimental research study. Common aspects found within an empirical article include: literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.

Adapted from “Evaluating Resources: Defining Scholarly Resources,” located in Research Guides in the GCU Library.

☐ The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. Utilize writing resources such as Grammarly, LopesWrite report, and ThinkingStorm to check your writing.

 

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