In the Topic 2 and Topic 3 assignments you completed a qualitative and quantitative research critique. Use the feedback you received from your instructor on these assignments to finalize the critical analysis of the study by making appropriate revisions.
The completed analysis should connect to your identified practice problem of interest that is the basis for your PICOT statement.
Refer to “Research Critique Guidelines.” Questions under each heading should be addressed as a narrative in the structure of a formal paper.
Proposed Evidence-Based Practice Change
Discuss the link between the PICOT statement, the research articles, and the nursing practice problem you identified. Include relevant details and supporting explanation and use that information to propose evidence-based practice changes.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
· PICOT statement clearly articulates a nursing practice problem using substantial supporting information from numerous reliable sources.
· Background of study including problem, significance to nursing, purpose, objective, and research questions is thorough with substantial relevant details and extensive explanation.
· Discussion of method of study including discussion of conceptual/theoretical framework is thorough with substantial relevant details and extensive explanation.
· Discussion of study results including findings and implications for nursing practice is thorough with substantial relevant details and extensive explanation.
· Discussion of ethical considerations associated with the conduct of nursing research is thorough with substantial relevant details and extensive explanation
· Conclusion summarizes utility of the research from the critical appraisal, knowledge learned, and the importance of the findings to nursing practice.
· Evidence of incorporation of research critique feedback and revision is comprehensive and thoroughly developed
· Discussion of the link between the PICOT statement, research articles, and nursing practice problem is extremely thorough with substantial relevant details and extensive supporting explanation.
· The proposed evidence-based practice change is extremely thorough and includes substantial supporting explanation and numerous relevant details.
· Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
· Argument is clear and convincing and presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
· Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
· Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
· All format elements are correct.
Research Critique Guidelines
To write a critical appraisal that demonstrates comprehension of the research study conducted, address each component below for qualitative study in the Topic 2 assignment and the quantitative study in the Topic 3 assignment.
Successful completion of this assignment requires that you provide a rationale, include examples, or reference content from the study in your responses.
Background of Study:
1. Identify the clinical problem and research problem that led to the study. What was not known about the clinical problem that, if understood, could be used to improve health care delivery or patient outcomes? This gap in knowledge is the research problem.
1. How did the author establish the significance of the study? In other words, why should the reader care about this study? Look for statements about human suffering, costs of treatment, or the number of people affected by the clinical problem.
1. Identify the purpose of the study. An author may clearly state the purpose of the study or may describe the purpose as the study goals, objectives, or aims.
1. List research questions that the study was designed to answer. If the author does not explicitly provide the questions, attempt to infer the questions from the answers.
1. Were the purpose and research questions related to the problem?
Method of Study:
1. Were qualitative methods appropriate to answer the research questions?
1. Did the author identify a specific perspective from which the study was developed? If so, what was it?
1. Did the author cite quantitative and qualitative studies relevant to the focus of the study? What other types of literature did the author include?
1. Are the references current? For qualitative studies, the author may have included studies older than the 5-year limit typically used for quantitative studies. Findings of older qualitative studies may be relevant to a qualitative study.
1. Did the author evaluate or indicate the weaknesses of the available studies?
1. Did the literature review include adequate information to build a logical argument?
1. When a researcher uses the grounded theory method of qualitative inquiry, the researcher may develop a framework or diagram as part of the findings of the study. Was a framework developed from the study findings?