Discuss the research design of the study.

Week 6 Research
Article Critique Paper
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is for the student to learn
to examine, analyze, critique, and summarize an original research article.
Student is to select an article from the Research Article Critique List of
Articles (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Open the link
to find a choice of articles from which you must choose ONE to complete this
assignment.
Course Outcomes
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. (PO7)
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)
Points
The assignment is worth a total of 175 points.
Rubric
Click to view and download the NR439 Research Article
Critique Paper Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Due Date
You are to submit your paper by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the
end of Week 6.
Requirements
Through this assignment, the student will:
Critique a peer-reviewed study, and in your own words,
describe the research question, sample, design of study, data collection
method, findings, and limitations of each. (CO 1, CO2,)
Summarize the research article and evaluate the significance
to nursing. Do not just quote the author’s words. Paraphrase the information.
(CO 4, CO5).
Guidelines to writing the Paper
Tips on how to complete this assignment may be found at
http://www.brainshark.com/devry/vu?pi=zFmz5THHgzHr05z0&intk=406182077
(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Download the Research Article Critique List of Articles
(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and select ONE to
analyze.
Retrieve the full-text version of the article from the
library. Read it thoroughly.
Introduction (one paragraph): The introduction should be
interesting and capture the reader’s attention.
Provide a brief description of the research article to be
discussed.
Discuss the purpose of your paper. The purpose statement of
the paper should relate to the research article reviewed and the implications
that it has to evidence based nursing practice.
You will need to summarize and analyze the information from
the article in your own words
Describe the research question for this study in a
paragraph.
Describe the research in greater detail.
Include your observations about this question.
Discuss events or trends that could have affected this
question.
You will need to summarize and analyze the information from
the article in your own words
Describe the research design of this study, and in your own
words discuss the design.
Discuss the research design of the study.
Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the type of design
and hypothesize why the author utilized the design as opposed to others.
You will need to summarize the information from the article
in your own words
Describe the sample.
Briefly describe the sample size used for this study
Make a judgment as to whether the sample size was adequate
and defend your answer.
Describe the number or participants and determine if the
number of participants was adequate compared to the research question and the
intent of the study.
Are these numbers adequate? Discuss gaps in that you
identified.
You will need to summarize and analyze the information from
the article in your own words
Describe the data collection method(s)’
Who collected the data?
What tools were used?
What were the ethical considerations addressed and discuss
gaps you identified.
You will need to summarize and analyze the information from
the article in your own words
Describe the limitations of the study.
Identify the limitations within the study
Describe how the limitations could be overcome in subsequent
studies
Comment on why limitations are important to list and discuss
within a study
You will need to summarize and analyze the information from
the article in your own words
Describe the findings reported in the study.
Describe the findings reported in the study
Discuss whether the findings of the study answered the
research question posed within the study
Discuss the credibility of the findings
If the findings do not support the research question posed
within the study, what do you believe is the reason?
You will need to summarize and analyze the information from
the article in your own words
Summary
Summarize important points from the body of your paper
including the key components of the paper.
Include a statement about the research question and the
findings.
Discuss the probability of implementation into practice.
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?
End with a concluding statement.
Citations and References must be included to support the
information within each topic area. Refer to the APA manual, Chapter 7, for
examples of proper reference format. In-text citations are to be noted for all
information contained in your paper that is not your original idea or thought.
Ask yourself, “How do I know this?” and then cite the source.
Reference Page: The Reference Page should start on a new
page (insert a page break). All references should be cited within the body of
the paper as (Author, year) and the full reference should be included in APA
format on the reference page. A url link alone is not an adequate reference.
See the APA Guidelines in Course Resources for examples of properly formatted
references.Week 6 Research
Article Critique PaperPurposeThe purpose of this assignment is for the student to learn
to examine, analyze, critique, and summarize an original research article.
Student is to select an article from the Research Article Critique List of
Articles (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Open the link
to find a choice of articles from which you must choose ONE to complete this
assignment.Course OutcomesThrough 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. (PO7)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)PointsThe assignment is worth a total of 175 points.RubricClick to view and download the NR439 Research Article
Critique Paper Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..Due DateYou are to submit your paper by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the
end of Week 6.RequirementsThrough this assignment, the student will:Critique a peer-reviewed study, and in your own words,
describe the research question, sample, design of study, data collection
method, findings, and limitations of each. (CO 1, CO2,)Summarize the research article and evaluate the significance
to nursing. Do not just quote the author’s words. Paraphrase the information.
(CO 4, CO5).Guidelines to writing the PaperTips on how to complete this assignment may be found at
http://www.brainshark.com/devry/vu?pi=zFmz5THHgzHr05z0&intk=406182077
(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Download the Research Article Critique List of Articles
(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and select ONE to
analyze.Retrieve the full-text version of the article from the
library. Read it thoroughly.Introduction (one paragraph): The introduction should be
interesting and capture the reader’s attention.Provide a brief description of the research article to be
discussed.Discuss the purpose of your paper. The purpose statement of
the paper should relate to the research article reviewed and the implications
that it has to evidence based nursing practice.You will need to summarize and analyze the information from
the article in your own wordsDescribe the research question for this study in a
paragraph.Describe the research in greater detail.Include your observations about this question.Discuss events or trends that could have affected this
question.You will need to summarize and analyze the information from
the article in your own wordsDescribe the research design of this study, and in your own
words discuss the design.Discuss the research design of the study.Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the type of design
and hypothesize why the author utilized the design as opposed to others.You will need to summarize the information from the article
in your own wordsDescribe the sample.Briefly describe the sample size used for this studyMake a judgment as to whether the sample size was adequate
and defend your answer.Describe the number or participants and determine if the
number of participants was adequate compared to the research question and the
intent of the study.Are these numbers adequate? Discuss gaps in that you
identified.You will need to summarize and analyze the information from
the article in your own wordsDescribe the data collection method(s)’Who collected the data?What tools were used?What were the ethical considerations addressed and discuss
gaps you identified.You will need to summarize and analyze the information from
the article in your own wordsDescribe the limitations of the study.Identify the limitations within the studyDescribe how the limitations could be overcome in subsequent
studiesComment on why limitations are important to list and discuss
within a studyYou will need to summarize and analyze the information from
the article in your own wordsDescribe the findings reported in the study.Describe the findings reported in the studyDiscuss whether the findings of the study answered the
research question posed within the studyDiscuss the credibility of the findingsIf the findings do not support the research question posed
within the study, what do you believe is the reason?You will need to summarize and analyze the information from
the article in your own wordsSummarySummarize important points from the body of your paper
including the key components of the paper.Include a statement about the research question and the
findings.Discuss the probability of implementation into practice.
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?End with a concluding statement.Citations and References must be included to support the
information within each topic area. Refer to the APA manual, Chapter 7, for
examples of proper reference format. In-text citations are to be noted for all
information contained in your paper that is not your original idea or thought.
Ask yourself, “How do I know this?” and then cite the source.Reference Page: The Reference Page should start on a new
page (insert a page break). All references should be cited within the body of
the paper as (Author, year) and the full reference should be included in APA
format on the reference page. A url link alone is not an adequate reference.
See the APA Guidelines in Course Resources for examples of properly formatted
references.

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