Select two studies from the list of articles provided in Doc Sharing.

you will select two articles from a list, identify the components of a research project and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the articles.

•Select two studies from the list of articles provided in Doc Sharing. The articles are accessed through the Course Readings in the Library. Look for the Week 3 Articles tab.

•Choose one quantitative article and one qualitative article.

•Review each selected article based on what you have learned about study design, identifying information from each component of the study.

•Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each study.

•Based on your review, write a 5-6-page summary of the two articles using the NURS 4000 Week 3 Assignment Rubric.

•Identify each component of the research article as outlined in the rubric.

Explain why each is a strong or weak study based upon criteria for reliability and validity for quantitative studies. Use criteria for trustworthiness for qualitative studies.

Title of Paper

Below is some information related to the article review (Week 3 Assignment). Be certain that your paper has all of the components of a paper written in APA format: title page, introduction, purpose statement, headings, summary and reference list.

Always add a title page. Your title can be anything that you feel is appropriate. Then, on page 2, write a brief introduction and purpose statement. Use Level 2 headings for each section of the research article. Remember to use in text citations just as you would for any other scholarly writing.

For this assignment, select two research studies from the list of articles provided in Doc Sharing. One of the studies selected needs to be a qualitative. Write a two to three-page summary of each of the articles (total of 5-6 pages), and after summarizing each, explain why you think each is a strong or weak study. Use the following guidelines and evaluation criteria to guide your paper. Use the headings below for each section. Include the reference for each of the articles.

Overview of Quantitative Article –45 points

Research Question

In this section of the paper, identify the research question and discuss briefly according to information found in Chapter 3 (Adams, 2012) of the Schmidt and Brown (2012) text book. Provide the name of the article with an in text citation so that the instructor knows which article is being reviewed. The in text citation for the article must be included in each section/paragraph below.

Study Design

In this section identify whether the study is quantitative or qualitative. Then discuss the specific design. Information is found in Chapters 6, 7 and 8.

Sample Size and Representativeness

Identify the size of the sample and whether is it representative of the population.

Results of Data Analysis

Present the results of the data analysis and discuss the analysis procedures. Be specific about the procedures used and actual findings. Identify the statistical test used in the research study. List the statistical results of the test used in the research study. This will include all of the statistical results, not just the p value. Identify whether the results of the statistical analysis were significant. Include the p value for the tests that are statistically significant.

Summary of Strengths and Weaknesses –45 points

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the study. Remember to use the textbook for supporting citation and reference when making this evaluation so that quantitative studies are evaluated for reliability and validity.

Overview of Qualitative Article –45 points

Research Question

In this section of the paper, identify the research question and discuss briefly according to information found in Chapter 3 of the Schmidt and Brown (2012) text book. Provide the name of the article with an in text citation so that the instructor knows which article is being reviewed. The in text citation for the article must be included in each section/paragraph below.

Study Design

In this section identify whether the study is quantitative or qualitative. Then discuss the specific design. Information is found in Chapters 6, 7 and 8.

Sample Size and Representativeness

Identify the size of the sample and whether is it representative of the population. Remember that the criteria for evaluating a qualitative sample are different from evaluating a quantitative sample.

Results of Data Analysis Procedures

Present the results of the data analysis and the themes identified. Be certain to describe the data analysis procedures used.

Summary of Strengths and Weaknesses –45 points

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the study. Remember to use the textbook for supporting citation and reference when making this evaluation. Qualitative studies are evaluated for trustworthiness (credibility, transferability, dependability and confirmability).

Summary of the Main Points of the Paper

Always summarize the main points of a paper. A brief summary of the articles reviewed is sufficient. On a separate page add the references which are the citations for each of the articles reviewed and any other sources that you used for the paper.

References

Adams, S. (2012). Identifying research questions. In N.A. Schmidt & J.M. Brown. (Eds.). Evidence-based practice for nurses: Appraisal and application of research. (2nd ed., pp. 66-87). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

The correct citation of each article is worth 15 points so the citation of the two articles reviewed is worth 30 points.

NOTE: Format/style

Proofread the paper as described in the tips for success in this course and correct any typos, grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, or APA format errors before submitting your paper to Turnitin. Up to 40 points can be deducted from the grade for this assignment for these types of errors, or for not using at least the minimum number of required references.

Total possible points for assignment = 210 points

resources articles to pick one each from

Week 3 Assignment Articles

Qualitative Articles (Choose one)

Cahill, S & Diaz-Ponce, A.M. (2011). ‘I hate having nobody here. I’d like to know where they all are’: Can qualitative research detect differences in quality of life among nursing home residents with different levels of cognitive impairment? Aging & Mental Health, 15(5), 561-572. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2010.551342

Hamilton, G., Corlett, J. & Dowling, M. (2014). Adult-trained perioperative nurses’ practice of family-centered care. British Journal of Nursing, 23(9), 477-482. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2014.23.9.477

Lavoie-Tremblay, M., O’Connor, P., Lavigne, G.L., Biron, A., Ringer, J., Baillargeon, S. MacGibbon, B., Cyr, G., & Briand, A. (2014). Transforming care at the bedside: Manager’s and health care providers’ perceptions of their change capacities. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(11), 514-520. doi:10.3928/00220124-20141023-02

Vandenberg, H. & Kalischuk, R.G. (2014). Conceptualizations of culture and cultural care among undergraduate nursing students: An exploration and critique of cultural education. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 21(3), 99-107. Retrieved from https://tuckerpub.com/jcd.htm

Quantitative Articles (Choose one)

Duncan, C., Riley, T.V. Carson, K.C., Budgeon, C.A. & Siffleet, J. (2013). The effect of an acidic cleanser versus soap on the skin pH and micro-flora of adult patients: A non-randomized two group crossover study in an intensive care unit. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 29, 291-296. doi; 10.1016/j.iccn.2013.03.005

Hairr, D.C., Salisbury, H., Johannsson, M. & Redfern-Vance, N. (2014). Nurse staffing and the relationship to job satisfaction and retention. Nursing Economic$, 32(3), 142-147. Retrieved from https://www.nursingeconomics.net/cgi-bin/WebObjects/NECJournal.woa

Kalisch, B.J., Xie, B. & Ronis, D.L. (2013). Train-the-trainer intervention to increase nursing teamwork and decrease missed nursing care in acute are patient units. Nursing Research, 62(6), 405-413. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e3182a7a15d

Pokrywka, M., Feigel., J., Douglas, B., Grossberger, S., Hensler, A., & Weber, D. (2014). A bundle strategy including patient hand hygiene to decrease clostridium difficile infections. MedSurg Nursing, 23(3), 145-164. Retrieved from https://www.medsurgnursing.net/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MSNJournal.woa

Sarna, L. P., Bialous, S. A., Kraliková, E., Kmetova, A., Felbrová, V., Kulovaná, S., & … Brook, J. K. (2014). Impact of a smoking cessation educational program on nurses’ interventions. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 46(5), 314-321. doi:10.1111/jnu.12086

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