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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) Synthesize for dissemination the research findings from nursing and related disciplines. (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-reviewed quantitative single original studies, indicating the purpose, sample, design/level of evidence, findings, and limitations of each (CO 3), within table bullet points are required to present the information; and 3. Summarize the findings of the four studies as a whole using the usual text format (not a table) (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 studies that 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 Healthcare document 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. The use of bullets to present the information in the table (rather than cutting and pasting information from the reference) is required. Cutting and pasting information from the article may result in an evaluated TurnItIn score. Preparing the Summary Briefly (4-6 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 Levels of Evidence 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. How was each sample 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 for any scholarly assignment and use of APA 6th edition format is required. Copy and paste the table into your APA paper. This should allow your paper to remain in a vertical format. The vertical (i.e. portrait format) is required. Your paper should be ONE document. Research Summary Table (template provided in a separate document located in Course Resources) Student Name: ___________________ PLEASE NOTE: The information in this table should be presented using bullet points rather than copying and pasting information from the reference. Copying and pasting directly from the article may result in an elevated TurnItIn score. Author (year) Purpose Sample/Number of Participants (provide descriptive statistics) Design Level of Evidence Findings (provide any inferential statistics) Limitations Study 1 Study 2 Study 3 Study 4 Category Points % Description Selection of Articles 10 6.06 Selects appropriate, single studies from professional, peer-reviewed literature. Describes the Purposes of Studies 10 6.06 Description of the purpose of the studies is clear. Describes the Study Samples 10 6.06 Description of the samples used in the studies is clear. Describes the Research Designs 10 6.06 Description of the research designs used in the studies is clear. Describes the Level of Evidence 10 6.06 Describes the level of evidence for each study clearly. Description of Findings 10 6.06 Describes the findings of the studies clearly. Description of Limitations 10 6.06 Describes the limitations of the studies clearly. Summary of the Studies 10 6.06 Restatement of research question and search strategy 10 6.06 Analysis of the study designs presented in the summary table 10 6.06 Analysis of levels of evidence and its significance 10 6.06 Analysis of the findings 10 6.06 Analysis of the samples used 10 6.06 Analysis of the limitations of the studies information 10 6.06 Provides recommendation for change or not Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling 10 6.06 Grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with rules for formal written work. APA Formatting 10 6.06 APA formatting is correct Submits permalink of each study chosen 5 3.03 Submits a permalink of each study chosen for this assignment. Place the permalink of each study under the respective reference on the reference page. Total 165 100 A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

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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) Synthesize for dissemination the research findings from nursing and related disciplines. (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 Conduct a systematic search of relevant databases to find research-based evidence related to a nursing problem (CO 2); Construct a summary table of four peer-reviewed quantitative single original studies, indicating the purpose, sample, design/level of evidence, findings, and limitations of each (CO 3); and 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 studies that 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 Healthcare document 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 (4-6 pages; not including cover page and reference page(s)) summarize the results of the four studies as a whole. Follow this outline: In a short paragraph, restate your research question and describe your search strategy. (10 points) Analysis of the designs used in the studies presented in your research summary table. (10 points) Where do these studies fall on the Levels of Evidence table? What is the significance of this information? (10 points) 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) How was each sample selected and how many participants in the studies. Is this number adequate? Why or why not? (10 points) Overall, what are the limitations of the study, and how can these limitations be overcome in subsequent studies? (10 points) 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 6th edition 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) Student Name: ___________________ Author (year) Purpose Sample/Number of Participants (provide descriptive statistics) Design Level of Evidence Findings (provide any inferential statistics) Limitations Study 1 Study 2 Study 3 Study 4 Category Points % Description Selection of Articles 10 6.06 Selects appropriate, single studies from professional, peer-reviewed literature. Describes the Purposes of Studies 10 6.06 Description of the purpose of the studies is clear. Describes the Study Samples 10 6.06 Description of the samples used in the studies is clear. Describes the Research Designs 10 6.06 Description of the research designs used in the studies is clear. Describes the Level of Evidence 10 6.06 Describes the level of evidence for each study clearly. Description of Findings 10 6.06 Describes the findings of the studies clearly. Description of Limitations 10 6.06 Describes the limitations of the studies clearly. Summary of the Studies 10 6.06 Restatement of research question and search strategy 10 6.06 Analysis of the study designs presented in the summary table 10 6.06 Analysis of levels of evidence and its significance 10 6.06 Analysis of the findings 10 6.06 Analysis of the samples used 10 6.06 Analysis of the limitations of the studies information 10 6.06 Provides recommendation for change or not Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling 10 6.06 Grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with rules for formal written work. APA Formatting 10 6.06 APA formatting is correct Submits permalink of each study chosen 3.03 Submits a permalink of each study chosen for this assignment. Place the permalink of each study under the respective reference on the reference page. Total 165 100 A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements. Grading Rubric Assignment Criteria Exceptional (100%) Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds (88%) Very good or high level of performance Meets (80%) Competent or satisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement (38%) Poor or failing level of performance Developing (0) Unsatisfactory level of performance Content Possible Points = 140 Points Selection of articles ** Make sure that you do not select a meta-analysis, systematic review of research, or integrative literature review. Usually, these use secondary data analysis and therefore sampling questions may not be correctly answered). 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points Selects four appropriate, single quantitative studies from professional, peer-reviewed literature. Three of the articles selected are appropriate, single quantitative studies from professional, peer-reviewed literature. Two of the articles selected are appropriate, single quantitative studies from professional, peer-reviewed literature. One of the articles selected is an appropriate, single quantitative study from professional, peer-reviewed literature. None of the articles are appropriate. Describes the purposes of the studies in the table 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points Description of the purposes of the four studies is clear. Description of the purposes of at least three of the studies is clear. Description of the purposes of at least two of the studies is clear. Description of the purpose of one of the studies is clear. There is no description of any studies. Describes the study samples in the table *The number of samples (N) and type of sampling used (for example random, convenience, snowball) must be indicated. 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points Describes the samples used in the four studies is clear. Describes the samples of at least three of the studies is clear. Describes the samples of at least two of the studies is clear. Describes the samples of one of the studies is clear . There is no description of any sample. Describes the research designs in the table (for example, RCT, case-control, quasi-experimental, etc.) 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points Description of the research designs used in the four studies is clear Description of the research designs of at least three of the studies is clear Description of the research designs of at least two of the studies is clear Description of the research designs of one of the studies is clear. There is no description of any research design. Describes the level of evidence. ** Please use the Levels of Evidence information in the textbook 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points Describes the level of evidence for all four articles correctly. Describes the level of evidence for three article correctly. Describes the level of evidence for two articles correctly. Describes the level of evidence for one article correctly. No articles have levels of evidence identified correctly. Describes the findings of each study in the table. 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points Describes the findings of the four studies clearly. Describes the findings of at least three of the studies clearly. Describes the findings of at least two of the studies clearly. Describes the findings of one of the studies clearly There is no description of findings from any study or all descriptions are unclear. Describes the limitations of each study in the table 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points Describes the limitations of the four studies clearly. Describes the limitations of at least three of the studies clearly. Describes the limitations of at least two of the studies clearly. Describes the limitations of one of the studies clearly. There is no description of limitations for any studies. Summary Please see an outline of the categories for the summary in the Preparing the Summary section Please address each section in the Summary Restatement of the research question and describes the search strategy used 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 7 Points 0 Points Fully restates the research question and search strategy used. Partially restates the research question and search strategy used. Weakly restates the research question and search strategy used. Barely restates the research question and search strategy used. Restatement of the research question and description of the search strategy is missing or absent. Analysis of the designs used in the studies ** (for example, RCT, case-control, quasi-experimental, etc.) 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 7 Points 0 Points Fully analyzes the designs of the four studies. Partially analyzes the designs for the four studies or fully analyzes three of the studies. Weakly analyzes the designs for the four studies or fully analyzes two of the studies. Barely analyzes the designs for the four studies or fully analyzes only one of the studies. No analysis of study design is provided. Analysis of the levels of evidence (LOE) used in the studies 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points Analyzes the levels of evidence for all studies and explains that significance. Partially analyzes the levels of evidence for all studies and explains that significance or fully analyzes LOE for three of the studies. Weakly analyzes the levels of evidence for all studies and explains that significance or fully analyzes LOE for two of the studies. Barely analyzes the levels of evidence for all studies and explains that significance or fully analyzes LOE for one of the studies. There is no analysis the levels of evidence for all studies and does not explain the significance. Analysis of the findings of the study and how well the research answers the research question 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points Fully analyzes the findings and ability to answer the research question. Partially analyzes the findings and ability to answer the research question or fully analyzes three of the study findings. Weakly analyzes the findings and ability to answer the research question or fully analyzes two of the study findings. Barely analyzes the findings and ability to answer the research question or fully analyzes one of the study findings. There is no analysis of the study finding or does not discuss how well the research question is answered by the research studies. Analysis of the type of samples used, including adequacy of numbers of participants **The number of samples (N) and type of sampling used (for example random, convenience, snowball) must be indicated. 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points Fully analyzes the type of samples used, including adequacy of numbers of participants. Partially analyzes the type of samples used, including adequacy of numbers of participants or fully analyzes three of the studies samples. Weakly analyzes the type of samples used, including adequacy of numbers of participants or fully analyzes two of the studies samples. Barely analyzes the type of samples used, including adequacy of numbers of participants or fully analyzes one of the study samples. No analysis of sample types. Analysis of the limitations of the studies and how they could be overcome in future studies 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points Fully analyzes the limitations of the studies and how they could be overcome in future studies. Partially analyzes the limitations of the studies and how they could be overcome in future studies. Weakly analyzes the limitations of the studies and how they could be overcome in future studies. Barely analyzes the limitations of the studies and how they could be overcome in future studies. There is no analysis of the limitations or no discussion of how to overcome limitations. Recommendation of whether a change in practice is warranted 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points Fully recommends whether a change in practice is warranted. Partially recommends whether a change in practice is warranted. Weakly recommends whether a change in practice is warranted. Barely recommends whether a change in practice is warranted. There are no recommendations. Content Subtotal______/140 points Format Possible Points = 25 Points Grammar, punctuation, and spelling 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points No errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. 1-2 errors 3-4 errors 5 errors 6 or more errors APA formatting 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points APA formatting is correct with 0 errors 1-2 errors 2-4 errors 5 errors 6 or more errors Submission of permalink of each study chosen 5 Points 4 Points 3 Points 4 Points 0 Points Submission of 4 articles in permalink format Submission of 3 articles in permalink format Submission of 2 articles in permalink format Submission of 1 article in permalink format No articles in permalink format Format Subtotal____/25 points Total Points_____/165 points