Analyzing Published Research

Unit 5 RUA: Analyzing Published Research

The Analyzing Published Research paper is the second of three related assignments in this course. It is due in Unit 5. The purpose of this paper is to interpret the two articles identified as most important to the group topic.

Click here to download the assignment requirements. You will also need the NR449 NR449 Evidence Matrix Table.

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Required Uniform Assignment: Analyzing Published Research


The purpose of this paper is to interpret the two articles identified as most important to the group topic.


This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs #4

and #8)

CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and clinical significance related to evidence- based

practice. (POs #4 and #8)


Refer to the course calendar for due date information. The college’s Late Assignment policy applies to this




The paper will include the following.

1. Clinical question

a. Description of problem

b. Significance of problem

c. Purpose of paper

2. Description of findings

a. Summarize basics in the Matrix Table as found in Assignment Documents in


b. Describe

i. Concepts

ii. Methods used

iii. Participants

iv. Instruments including reliability and


v. Answer to “Purpose” question

vi. Identify next step for group

3. Conclusion of paper

4. Format

a. Correct grammar and spelling

b. Use of headings for each section

NR449 Evidence Based Practice

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c. Use of APA format (sixth edition)

d. Page length: three pages


1. Please make sure you do not duplicate articles within your group.

2. Paper should include a title page and a reference page.




Points % Description

Problem 30 15%

1. Problem is described: What is the focus of your group’s work?

2. Significance of the problem is described: What health outcomesresult

from your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem?

You may find support on websites for government or professional


3. Purpose of your paper: What will your paper do or describe? “The

purpose of this paper is to . . .”

**Please note that although most of these questions are the same as

you addressed in paper 1, the purpose of this paper is different. You

can use your work from paper 1 for items 1 and 2 above, including

any suggestions for improvement provided as feedback. Item 3 above

should be specific to this paper.

Description of

Findings: Summary

60 30%

Summarize the basics of each article in a matrix table that appearsin the


Description of



60 30%

Describe in the body of the paper the following.

? What concepts have been studied?

? What methods have been used?

? Who are the participants or members of the samples?

? What instruments have been used? Did the authors describe

the reliability and validity?

? How do you answer your original “purpose of this paper”

question? Do the findings of the articles provide evidence

for your answers? If so, how? If not, what is still needed to

be able to answer your question?

? What is needed for the next step? Identify two questionsthat can

help guide the group’s work.

Description of

Findings: Conclusion

20 10%

Conclusion: Review major findingsin your paper in a summary paragraph.

Format 30 15%

1. Correct grammar and spelling

2. Use headings for each section: Problem, Synthesis of the Literature

(Concepts, Methods, Participants, Instruments, Implicationsfor

Future Work), Conclusion.

3. APA format (sixth ed.): Appendicesfollow references.

4. Paper length: Three pages

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